Michigan State 31, Northwestern 17

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter - 4:00
  FG   Northwestern 0 - Michigan State 3
Dan Conroy 25 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 14:03
  FG   Northwestern 3 - Michigan State 3
Jeff Budzien 34 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 1:40
  TD   Northwestern 3 - Michigan State 10
Le'Veon Bell 7 yd. run (Dan Conroy kick)
2nd Quarter - 0:34
  TD   Northwestern 3 - Michigan State 17
Keshawn Martin 57 yd. punt return (Dan Conroy kick)
3rd Quarter - 13:02
  TD   Northwestern 10 - Michigan State 17
Jeremy Ebert 2 yd. pass from Dan Persa (Jeff Budzien kick)
3rd Quarter - 7:35
  TD   Northwestern 10 - Michigan State 24
B.J. Cunningham 33 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy kick)
4th Quarter - 13:57
  TD   Northwestern 17 - Michigan State 24
Demetrius Fields 12 yd. pass from Dan Persa (Jeff Budzien kick)
4th Quarter - 5:17
  TD   Northwestern 17 - Michigan State 31
B.J. Cunningham 29 yd. pass from Kirk Cousins (Dan Conroy kick)

Team Stats

  Michigan State Northwestern
Score 31 17
First downs 20 21
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-13 (62%) 7-for-17 (41%)
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0 (0%) 4-for-5 (80%)
Total Yards 380 370
Rushing
    Rushes-Net Yards 36-166 41-117
    Average Per Rush 4.6 2.9
Passing
    Comp-Att 14-20 24-34
    Passing Yards 214 253
    Average Per Pass Play 10.7 7.4
Penalties-Yards 8-66 6-70
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:10 30:18

Player Stats

Spartans
Passing
  CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Cousins 14/20 214 2 1
Wildcats
Passing
  CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 23/32 245 2 0
T. Siemian 1/2 8 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS TD
L. Bell 16 86 1
E. Baker 15 47 0
K. Cousins 4 25 0
K. Martin 1 8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS TD
J. Schmidt 14 39 0
T. Green 7 32 0
V. Mark 2 20 0
K. Colter 4 18 0
T. Siemian 1 14 0
D. Persa 12 -5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS TD
B. Cunningham 6 120 2
K. Martin 2 57 0
B. Linthicum 3 31 0
L. Bell 3 6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS TD
D. Dunsmore 1 69 0
K. Colter 6 44 0
J. Ebert 7 39 1
R. Lawrence 2 37 0
D. Fields 4 36 1
C. Jones 3 20 0
J. Schmidt 1 8 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
J. Matthews 1 0 0
Punting
  NO. YDS LNG
M. Sadler 4 156 44
Punting
  NO. YDS LNG
B. Williams 4 177 57
Kickoff Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
N. Hill 3 64 29
T. Hammock 1 15 15
Kickoff Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
V. Mark 4 78 31
T. Vernon 1 10 10
Punt Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
K. Martin 1 57 57
Punt Returns
  NO. YDS LNG
No punt returns

Game Info

Date - Saturday, November 26 2011 12:00PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 32172

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Michigan State (10)
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Ohio State 
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Penn State (19)
Wisconsin (12)
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Purdue 
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33
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