Wildcats vs Spartans Final: 23-20 - Recap
|Wildcats vs Spartans Final: 23-20 - Recap|
The Spartans were burned by Dan Vitale for 110 receiving yards on Saturday as the Wildcats picked up a 23-20 win at Spartan Stadium.
The Wildcats were a 7-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 47.5.
Trevor Siemian completed 13 of 23 pass attempts for 165 yards for the Wildcats in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Le'Veon Bell rushed for 133 yards for Michigan State, while Keith Mumphery added 8 yards. Andrew Maxwell threw for 297 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Dion Sims and Keith Mumphery had 102 and 79 yards respectively.
Northwestern was outgained by Michigan State 419-303 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-17 by the Spartans.
The time of possession battle favored Michigan State as their offense was on the field for 34:19, longer than the 25:41 of their opponents.
Next game, Northwestern takes its act home to face Illinois looking for another win. For Michigan State, they head on the road to face Minnesota.