Michigan State 35, Northwestern 27

Boxscore
 

Summary

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter - 5:11
  TD   Northwestern 7 - Michigan State 0
Dan Persa 3 yd. run (Stefan Demos kick)
2nd Quarter - 12:42
  FG   Northwestern 10 - Michigan State 0
Stefan Demos 37 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 6:07
  TD   Northwestern 17 - Michigan State 0
Dan Persa 1 yd. run (Stefan Demos kick)
2nd Quarter - 2:49
  TD   Northwestern 17 - Michigan State 7
Mark Dell 7 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy kick)
3rd Quarter - 11:56
  TD   Northwestern 17 - Michigan State 14
Bennie Fowler 22 yd. run (Dan Conroy kick)
3rd Quarter - 2:50
  TD   Northwestern 24 - Michigan State 14
Dan Persa 6 yd. run (Stefan Demos kick)
4th Quarter - 13:12
  TD   Northwestern 24 - Michigan State 21
Mark Dell 13 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy kick)
4th Quarter - 9:47
  FG   Northwestern 27 - Michigan State 21
Stefan Demos 41 yd. field goal
4th Quarter - 2:00
  TD   Northwestern 27 - Michigan State 28
B.J. Cunningham 9 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy kick)
4th Quarter - 1:07
  TD   Northwestern 27 - Michigan State 35
Edwin Baker 25 yd. run (Dan Conroy kick)

Team Stats

  Michigan State Northwestern
Score 35 27
First downs 24 22
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-14 (36%) 8-for-16 (50%)
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2 (100%) 0-for-1 (0%)
Total Yards 459 387
Rushing
    Rushes-Net Yards 25-107 46-172
    Average Per Rush 4.3 3.7
Passing
    Comp-Att 30-44 19-30
    Passing Yards 352 215
    Average Per Pass Play 8.0 7.2
Penalties-Yards 4-30 6-66
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 30:44 29:16

Player Stats

Michigan State (8 - 0)
Passing
  CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Kirk Cousins 29/43 331 3 0
Aaron Bates 1/1 21 0 0
Northwestern (5 - 2)
Passing
  CP/ATT YDS TD INT
Dan Persa 18/29 187 0 1
Jeremy Ebert 1/1 28 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS TD
Edwin Baker 10 73 1
Bennie Fowler 1 22 1
Le'Veon Bell 8 12 0
Keshawn Martin 1 9 0
Keith Nichol 1 3 0
Larry Caper 1 3 0
B.J. Cunningham 1 0 0
Kirk Cousins 2 -15 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS TD
Mike Trumpy 10 50 0
Dan Persa 22 46 3
Adonis Smith 10 44 0
Vernic Mark 1 29 0
Jacob Schmidt 3 3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS TD
B.J. Cunningham 8 113 1
Mark Dell 9 109 2
Keith Nichol 4 51 0
Bennie Fowler 2 27 0
Charlie Gantt 3 20 0
Edwin Baker 1 13 0
Keshawn Martin 1 12 0
Larry Caper 2 7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS TD
Sidney Stewart 6 82 0
Rashad Lawrence 4 67 0
Charles Brown 1 28 0
Jeremy Ebert 2 20 0
Demetrius Fields 2 17 0
Tony Jones 1 1 0
Mike Trumpy 3 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
Eric Gordon 1 16 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Punting
  NO. YDS LNG
Aaron Bates 6 258 53
Punting
  NO. YDS LNG
Brandon Williams 5 191 50
Kickoff Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
Le'Veon Bell 2 51 32
Larry Caper 1 19 19
Kickoff Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
Vernic Mark 2 42 25
Arby Fields 1 21 21
Punt Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
Keshawn Martin 1 3 3
Punt Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
Vernic Mark 2 26 16
Hunter Bates 1 14 14

Game Info

Date - Saturday, October 23 2010 12:00PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 41115

Big Ten Boxscores

Michigan State (8)
Northwestern 
35
27
Penn State 
Minnesota 
33
21
Purdue 
Ohio State (10)
0
49
Indiana 
Illinois 
13
43
Wisconsin (11)
Iowa (12)
31
30
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