Hosting the No. 6 Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, the Michigan State Spartans were facing a tall task in their quest to find some points.

One week after being blanked by No. 13 Wisconsin, 38-0, in Madison, Michigan State was searching for their first points since the second quarter of their loss to Ohio State on October 5.

Midway through the third quarter on Saturday, the drought finally came to an end thanks to freshman Anthony Williams Jr.’s four-yard plunge, his first touchdown at the collegiate level.

CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli and Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press shared their relief on Twitter:

All in all, Michigan State went 2:11:07 of game time between scores.

Opening their season with consecutive victories over Tulsa and Western Michigan, the Spartans lost their first game of the year to Arizona State on September 14.

Responding with wins over Northwestern and Indiana, Michigan State was sitting at 4-1 on September 28. Since then, however, things have not gone nearly as well.

Dropping back-to-back games to Ohio State and Wisconsin, the Spartans are in danger of falling below .500 in B1G play.

Now in the fourth quarter, Penn State at Michigan State is airing on ABC.