Michgan State scored touchdowns on its first five possessions to take control. It was 49-0 at the half and 56-0 before EMU scored midway through the third quarter.
The Spartans totaled 496 yards on the day to 135 for Eastern Michigan, which converted 1 of 13 third down opportunities and registered six turnovers (five fumbles and one interception).
Bolden from nine yards out for the senior tight end's first touchdown catch of the season and ninth of his career.
Allen led the Eagle offense in the air with 53 receiving yards, while Russell tacked on four catches for 38 receiving yards for the Green and White. Bolden capped off his first career start for the Eagles, completing 10 passes on 29 attempts and tallying 115 yards for two touchdowns.
On defense, Great Ibe and Anthony Zappone had 10 tackles apiece, while Kevin Johnson added nine to the Green and White's defensive effort. At the half, Pace tied his career-high of seven tackles in a single game and added three more in the final half of play. Ibe also matched his fellow defender, while Zappone registered five tackles in the first 30 minutes of the contest. The extra five in the second half set a career high for Zappone.
Michigan State was led by Delton Williams, who carried the ball 10 times for 103 yards and three touchdowns, while Nick Hill added 58 yards on 14 carries. MSU quarterback Damion Terry completed five passes on eight attempts, while starting quarterback Connor Cook completed 5-of-6 pass attempts with two touchdown passes.
The Eagles got on the board in the third quarter as Bolden led the offense on a seven-play, 65-yard drive that took up just 2:29 on the clock. After keeping the drive alive with a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-one, Bolden found Allen deep down the middle of the field for a 43-yard touchdown pass. It was the first career touchdown catch for Allen, while Bolden tossed his first touchdown pass as an Eagle.
Sophomore punter Austin Barnes blasted a 65-yard punt later in the third quarter to down MSU at its own goal line. The career-long punt by Barnes was the first punt over 60 yards by an Eagle since Jay Karutz booted a 62-yarder on Sept. 22, 2012, also against Michigan State. To end the third quarter, Pace continued the best game of his career with his first interception since donning the Green and White.
Starting the fourth quarter with great field position, Bolden found Russell wide open on a crossing pattern in the center of the field. The senior tight end completed the play by securing the catch and rolling into the end zone for an EMU touchdown, giving the Eagles a pair of scores in a three-minute span.
The Spartans added back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter to complete the 73-14 decision over the Green and White.
After three-straight weeks on the road, the Eagles will have a bye week before remaining Akron Zips. Kickoff from Akron, Ohio is slated for 2 p.m.