Michigan State runs past Northwestern

Michigan State runs past Northwestern

Javon Ringer ran for 124 yards on 35 carries with two touchdowns to lead No. 23 Michigan State past Northwestern 37-20 on Saturday.

Michigan State covered as 3-point road favorites as the game played over the 44-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Brian Hoyer was 14-for-20 for 169 yards with two TD passes for the Spartans, who got touchdown receptions from Garrett Celek and Andrew Hawken in the win.

C.J. Bacher went 34-for-61 for 283 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Northwestern, while Tyrell Sutton rushed for 139 yards on 23 attempts for the Wildcats.