The Denver line of Jesse Martin, Matt Glasser and Luke Salazar had three goals, including two in a 2:02 stretch of the third period after Cheverie's injury to give their team a 4-2 lead.
The Mavericks' Eriah Hayes, who had a two-point night, made it a one-goal game with about eight minutes to play, but MSU' couldn't get the equalizer. Freshman goalie Adam Murray stopped seven of eight shots after replacing Cheverie to get his first collegiate win.
Rylan Galiardi and Andy Sackrison had the other MSU goals.
Shots were even 35-35. The only statistical difference was on the power play. Joe Colborne scored one for Denver in the second period but MSU went 0 for 5.
One correction: I had written earlier that MSU had a 10-game winless streak at Denver since 2002-03. It was eight games and now nine games (0-8-1).