Former Maryland men's basketball coach Gary Williams, a recent Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, was honored after the first quarter. … The Terps defense played mostly well during the first half, but free safety Anthony Nixon had two lapses that led to big plays for Michigan State. Nixon, who dropped a potential interception early, was beaten for a 50-yard pass play in the first quarter that set up a field goal. Nixon later missed a tackle that allowed the Spartans to turn a short pass into a 62-yard gain. The play went to Maryland's 3-yard line and set up a touchdown run by running back Jeremy Langford.