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Recap - Spartans Defeat Northwestern 35-27

Kirk Cousins was good for 329 yards through the air on Saturday as the Spartans got past the Wildcats by a score of 35-27 at Ryan Field.

Michigan State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 5.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 51.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Edwin Baker rushed for 73 yards, while Bennie Fowler added 22 yards in the win. B.J. Cunningham and Mark Dell added 113 and 107 receiving yards respectively.

Mike Trumpy rushed for 50 yards for Northwestern, while Dan Persa added 46 yards. Dan Persa threw for 187 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Sidney Stewart and Rashad Lawrence had 82 and 67 yards respectively.

Michigan State outgained Northwestern 457-385 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-22 by the Spartans.

Michigan State led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 30:44/29:16 split in that important category.

Next game, Michigan State takes its act on the road to face Iowa looking for another win. For Northwestern, they head on the road to face Indiana.