East Lansing, Mich. • After 44 carries, six receptions and more yards than the entire Boise State team, Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell was too tired to say much.
"I had no idea how many carries or yards I had. It was the most I've had in my collegiate career," Bell said. "But I've still got a lot of things to work on to get better."
Bell's first game as the Spartans' featured running back was an exhausting one, but his second touchdown of the night with 8:12 remaining in the fourth quarter was enough to give No. 13 Michigan State a 17-13 victory over No. 24 Boise State on Friday.
Bell ran for a career-high 210 yards, helping the Spartans overcome four turnovers.
He scored from 5 yards out midway through the fourth quarter. The Broncos drove to the Michigan State 42, but Joe Southwick's pass on fourth-and-2 was broken up.
The Spartans (1-0) then ran off the final 6:32.
Stanford 20, San Jose State 17 • The Cardinal's Stepfan Taylor rushed for 116 yards in 26 carries and helped Stanford beat the Spartans. Stanford jumped to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter but then allowed SJSU to tie it at 17-17 at the end of the third quarter. The Spartans' rally ended with an interception with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter.