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EAST LANSING, Mich. Custom Columbus Blue Jackets Jersey . -- Tyler OConnors stats were fine, and Michigan State won.The night still could have been a lot better.OConnor threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns, and the 12th-ranked Spartans held off upset-minded Furman 28-13 on Friday. OConnor went 13 of 18 with an interception in his second career start, but Michigan State let the Paladins hang around for a while in the opener for both teams.I try to do things 100 percent right all the time, and I dont think I did that today, OConnor said. A wins a win, were OK with it, but we have a lot of things we have to fix up. We stopped ourselves more than they stopped us, we think.OConnor, a fifth-year senior, is taking over as Michigan States No. 1 quarterback after spending the past three seasons backing up Connor Cook.Michigan State was merely serviceable on offense for most of the night, and that was good enough against Furman. LJ Scott ran for 105 yards and a touchdown.Down 21-13, Furman took over at the Michigan State 44 with 11:49 remaining after OConnors pass was intercepted. But P.J. Blazejowskis pass was picked off on the very next play -- linebacker Andrew Dowell made a diving, one-handed grab to give the Spartans the ball back.OConnor threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Lyles with 4:55 remaining to make it 28-13.Were down by eight points and weve got the ball at midfield, Furman coach Bruce Fowler said. Thats a pretty good spot for us to be in against a Big Ten opponent. Well see if we build on it.The Spartans have won 18 home openers in a row.THE TAKEAWAYFurman: Blazejowski and Reese Hannon were listed together atop the depth chart at QB, but it was Blazejowski who got the call, with Fowler going with the junior over his fifth-year senior. Blazejowski went 15 of 30 for 123 yards with an interception, and the Paladins looked better offensively as the game progressed.P.J. did a good job. He got some experience but he was pretty good with the football, Fowler said. The guy made a heck of a play on the interception.Michigan State: The Spartans were underwhelming after scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. Michigan State split carries fairly evenly between LJ Scott, Madre London and Gerald Holmes last season, but on Friday it was Scott who did most of the work. London had only five carries and Holmes didnt have any.Michigan State had 10 penalties for 120 yards, which was part of the reason the Spartans had trouble putting the game away earlier.I think the key to anything is how you handle disappointment or how you handle some things that dont go right for you, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. Were not going to lose our mind over there. Were going to keep coaching and coach for the next play.CONNECTIONOConnors top target was fifth-year senior Monty Madaris, who caught five passes for 85 yards. Madaris had only seven catches in his career prior to this game.KEY NUMBERSFurman: The Paladins had 15 yards of offense in the first quarter and 211 after that. They finished with 18 first downs, only one fewer than Michigan State. Furman had the ball for 11:47 in the third quarter.Michigan State: The Spartans held Furman to field goals on two of its three trips to the red zone.POLL IMPLICATIONSMICHIGAN STATE : This wasnt a particularly stylish win for the Spartans, but a few teams above them have tough openers, so Michigan State could move in the ranking if theres any upheaval in the top 10.UP NEXTFurman: The Paladins can be pleased with their effort against the defending Big Ten champions. They play at The Citadel next weekend.Michigan State: The Spartans have an open date -- and a lot to work on -- before playing at Notre Dame on Sept. 17.Weve got two weeks to fix any problems we have and get ready for Notre Dame, Dantonio said. 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Langer also had a 69 in his return for a left knee injury that forced him to withdraw from the playoff opener last week in California.McCarron birdied the par-5 16th and 18th for the second day in a row, holing a 12-footer on 18.I made two nice putts on 2 and 3 from probably 30 feet or so, McCarron said. Its always nice to get off to a good start when youre making putts like that. Then just played pretty solid and took advantage of the par 5s coming in. Really like this golf course. Its a great track. Its in perfect shape, we have unbelievable weather, so looking forward to tomorrow.Byrum closed birdie-bogey-birdie, making a 20-footer on 18 to tie McCarron.I hung in there. Just tried to stay patient, Byrum said. Hit the ball decent on the front nine, struggled a lot on the back nine. I had to scramble a little bit, but all in all it was a good day playing under the pressure of leading and guys coming after me. ... Maybe I can be a little more aggressive tomorrow.Langer is fighting the knee injury that he re-aggravated at home doing routine spinning. The 59-year-old German star leads the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs standings, had a tour-high our victories and has wrapped up the season money title witth $2,697,459. Nick Foligno Jersey. The worst thing for me is walking downhill and bending, Langer said. I cant bend my knee very well, so Im just trying to avoid all stress, if possible.The playoff field was cut from 72 to 54 for the event, and Tom Lehman dropped out because of an elbow injury. The top 36 after the week will qualify for the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship next week in Scottsdale, Arizona.Each dollar earned in the first two events is worth two points -- first place is worth $305,000 and 610,000 points this week -- and is added to the regular-season total. At the Charles Schwab Championship, points will be reset so that the top five only have to win to capture the Charles Schwab Cup.The 51-year-old McCarron is fifth in the standings. He won the Principal Charity Classic in Iowa in June for his first victory on the 50-and-over tour.Im having an absolute blast, the three-time PGA Tour winner said. Im playing with some of my best buddies. When you get to play with Hall of Famers like Bernhard Langer it really is a lot of fun.The 56-year-old Byrum is 27th in the standings. Hes winless on the senior tour after winning once on the PGA Tour.Jay Haas (71), Michael Allen (69), Rocco Mediate (71), Scott Parel (66), Paul Broadhurst (68) and Brandt Jobe (69) were 6 under. 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