Shilique Calhoun scored on a fumble return and an interception return, enabling Michigan State to overcome another poor offensive performance in a 21-6 victory over South Florida on Saturday.
The Spartans (2-0) rotated Connor Cook, Tyler O'Connor and Andrew Maxwell at quarterback, but their offense contributed only one touchdown. The defense has scored four of Michigan State's six TDs this season.
South Florida (0-2) was routed in its opener by McNeese State, and the Bulls couldn't get anything going offensively Saturday. Bobby Eveld was 6 of 25 for 66 yards with a fumble and an interception.
Michigan State's offense finally scored in the fourth quarter when Jeremy Langford ran 2 yards for a touchdown. That drive was only 33 yards after a short South Florida punt.