Payton Thorne tosses 4 TDs as No. 15 Michigan routs Western Michigan

Payton Thorne went 12-of-24 passing for 233 yards and four touchdowns to lift No.15 Michigan State to a 35-13 season-opening home win over Western Michigan on Friday. Jalen Berger ran for 120 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in his first game for the Spartans after transferring from Wisconsin. Michigan State got off to a slow start, trailing 3-0 with 6:31 left in the first quarter after a 27-yard field goal by Western Michigan’s Palmer Domschke. But the Spartans got rolling after that. Just 1:54 later, Thorne hit Germie…

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