Kenneth Walker III leads Michigan State to win at Northwestern in season opener
EVANASTON, Ill. – The second season of the Mel Tucker era is off to a successful start. Michigan State jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half and closed out a 38-21 victory at Northwestern on Friday night. Michigan State crossed midfield on the final possession of the half but Matt Coghlin missed a 60-yard field goal attempt as time expired. After a fumble by Michigan State running back Harold Joiner, Northwestern scored its third touchdown of the game. His 6-yard touchdown run gave Michigan State a 38-21 lead with 1:29 left and closed the scoring.mlive.com
Northwestern brings ‘sour taste’ from upset loss last season into opener vs. Michigan State
They left East Lansing with the first blemish of the year as Michigan State pulled out a 29-20 upset win. “I think there’s certainly a degree of that, but you prepare for them like you prepare for any other opponent,” Northwestern center Sam Gerak said. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald in July said he believed the turnover is a “big advantage” for Michigan State and the Wildcats have been working preparing for new faces. It’s definitely a challenge in the opener and one that as a coach you really look forward to because of the challenge.”Related Michigan State football stories:Spartan Confidential podcast: Why did Emoni Bates choose Memphis over Michigan State? Michigan State DT Jalen Hunt feels poised for breakout seasonAt 6-foot-4, Michigan State’s Harold Joiner breaks the mold at running backMichigan State’s preparation heats up with focus shifting to NorthwesternLB transfer Quavaris Crouch brings experience and passion to Michigan State’s defensemlive.com
Purdue football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
EVANSTON, Ill. Purdue looks to overcome the loss of another starting quarterback when it visits Northwestern on Saturday. LINE: Northwestern -1.5"He's a guy that I think can execute the offense," Purdue coach Jeff Brohm told reporters. "We'll get this thing turned around as I have a track record of winning football games," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told reporters. The Wildcats have been held without a touchdown in three straight games. Northwestern DE Joe Gaziano has recorded at least one TFL in four straight games, which is the longest streak of his career.
Nebraska football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
The Cornhuskers attempt to bounce back from a disheartening loss and keep the Wildcats winless in conference play Saturday when the schools meet in Lincoln. Dedrick Mills, who ranks third in Big Ten with six rushing scores, was responsible for Nebraska's only touchdown versus the Buckeyes. Northwestern has passed for no more than 165 yards in any game this season and has been held to 265 total yards or fewer in all three of its losses. The Cornhuskers (14 turnovers, 128th in FBS) and Wildcats (11, 118th) rank first and second, respectively, in the Big Ten in turnovers. PREDICTION: Nebraska 27, Northwestern 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wisconsin football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
- Ninth-ranked Wisconsin looks to continue its sizzling start to the season when it hosts Northwestern on Saturday. The Badgers shut out South Florida (49-0) and Central Michigan (61-0) in non-conference play before trouncing No. "We just focus on ourselves and play as well as we possibly can," Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan told reporters. Northwestern is heading in the wrong direction following a 31-10 home loss to Michigan State in Week 4. PREDICTION: Wisconsin 42, Northwestern 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
MSU Takes Care Of Business Against Northwestern 31-10
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Michigan State was determined to get back on track following a stunning loss last week. Brian Lewerke had three touchdown passes, Elijah Collins added a rushing TD and the Spartans bounced back with a 31-10 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The win was the 110th for Dantonio at Michigan State, which makes him the winningest coach in program history. Running back Drake Anderson had 86 yards rushing on 16 carries with a touchdown. The Michigan State defense then stuffed three straight runs to get the ball back.detroit.cbslocal.com
MSU routs Northwestern, Dantonio becomes school's winningest coach
Hunter Johnson #15 of Northwestern is brought down by (L-R) Drew Beesley #86, Xavier Henderson #3 and Josiah Scott #22 of the Michigan State Spartans . Michigan State lost 10-7 to Arizona State last week after an apparent game-tying field goal was negated by penalty. The win was the 110th for coach Mark Dantonio at Michigan State, which makes him the winningest coach in program history. Quarterback Hunter Johnson completed 15 of 26 passes for 88 yards with an interception before being pulled in the fourth quarter. Running back Drake Anderson had 86 yards rushing on 16 carries with a touchdown.
Michigan State football vs. Northwestern: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Michigan State Spartans players walk around the field with locked arms prior to the game against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Spartan Stadium on September 14, 2019 in East Lansing, Michigan. ABOUT MICHIGAN STATE (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten)The frustration around the Michigan State program had to do with more than just the officiating in the loss to Arizona State after the Spartans nearly doubled up the Sun Devils in total offense, 404-216. Michigan State LB Antjuan Simmons recorded a career-high nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, against Arizona State. As good as Michigan State has been over the last few seasons, Northwestern has won three straight meetings, averaging 40.7 points in those victories. PREDICTION: Michigan State 31, Northwestern 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Northwestern football vs. UNLV: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Head coach Pat Fitzgerald of the Northwestern Wildcats reacts after blocked field goal against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 01, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern looks to bounce back from a humbling Week 1 loss when it hosts UNLV on Saturday. LINE: Northwestern -20"The sky's not falling and I don't want to be disrespectful but we're in a one-score game with a first-time starter on the road against a top 25 team," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald told reporters. "It's an unacceptable deal because we're a better football team than that," UNLV coach Tony Sanchez told reporters. PREDICTION: Northwestern 31, UNLV 13More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.