Northwestern Falls 31-17 to Spartans - Recap
B.J. Cunningham was good for 120 receiving yards on Saturday as the Spartans grabbed a 31-17 win over the Wildcats at Ryan Field.
Michigan State was a favorite by 6 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 53.5.
Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 20 pass attempts for 214 yards for the Spartans in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Wildcats defense.
Jacob Schmidt rushed for 39 yards for Northwestern, while Treyvon Green added 32 yards. Dan Persa threw for 245 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Drake Dunsmore and Kain Colter had 69 and 44 yards respectively.
Michigan State outgained Northwestern 380-370 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Wildcats.
The time of possession battle favored Northwestern as their offense was on the field for 30:18, longer than the 29:10 of their opponents.