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.