Connor Cook threw four touchdown passes in the first half, and the Michigan State offense finally looked smooth in a 55-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
Cook went 15 of 22 for 202 yards before being replaced by Tyler O'Connor early in the third quarter.
Michigan State (3-0) needed one of its quarterbacks to show progress after the defense accounted for four of the team's six touchdowns in the first two games. Cook looked sharp, albeit against an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision, and now the Spartans can prepare to play Notre Dame next weekend.
Kurt Hess was 11 of 27 for 121 yards and a touchdown for Youngstown State (2-1).