On Saturday, No. 7 Michigan State had a chance to show their College Football Playoff potential on the road versus No. 4 Ohio State. While they had the talent on both sides of the ball to spark an upset, the Spartans found themselves being dominated 56-7.

They were outscored by Ohio State in the first half 49-0.

Ohio State was the one that dominated on both sides of the field as they outgained Michigan State in total yards accounted for 655-to-224 and first downs accounted for 36-to-12.

Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne threw for 14-of-36 for 158 yards, one touchdown, and 30.9 QBR. Heisman contending running back Kenneth Walker III was held to 25 yards on six carries. Wide receiver Jayden Reed was held to two receptions for 28 yards.

Michigan State fell five spots in the AP Poll to No. 12. After the loss, Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker gave a message to the team and Spartan Nation to not point fingers.

Michigan State has one more chance to get a win in the regular season, playing Penn State with the Land Grant Trophy on the line.