EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- Stephen Reaves threw for 183 yards and a touchdown in his collegiate debut as Michigan State continued its dominance of the Mid-American Conference in a 24-7 victory over Central Michigan.
The win was 11th in a row and 18th in the last 20 meetings against MAC teams for the Spartans, who amassed over 400 total yards.
Reaves' father, John, was a quarterback at Florida from 1969-71 and went on to play 14 seasons in the NFL. The redshirt freshman began his career in outstanding fashion with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Brown with 94 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
Reaves completed 9-of-19 passes as Michigan State (1-1) bounced back from a tough 19-14 loss at Rutgers a week ago. Brown finished with a career-high six catches for 123 yards.
The rushing tandem of Jason Teague and redshirt freshman Jehuu Caulcrick combined for 142 yards on 35 carries for Michigan State.
Caulcrick gave his team a 17-0 lead early in the third period with a seven-yard TD run and Teague added a one-yard score with under two minutes left in the game.
Jerry Seymour rushed for 170 yards on 26 carries for the Chippewas (0-2), including a 90-yard touchdown romp with 8:16 left in the third quarter. It matched the longest TD run ever against the Spartans.