Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NW 303
    • 419 MSU
  • Turnovers

    • NW 0
    • 4 MSU
  • Possession

    NW MSU
    33:51 25:23
  • 1st Downs

    • NW 17
    • 23 MSU

Game Information

Spartan Stadium (MI)
Coverage: ESPN2
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
Attendance: 75,101
11/17/2012 Associated Press

N'western takes lead in 4th, holds off Mich. St.

Jeff Budzien kicked a 27-yard field goal with 7:30 remaining, and Northwestern was able to hold on to this fourth-quarter lead, beating Michigan State 23-20 on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Northwestern3314323
Michigan State238720
first QuarterNWMSU
FG
8:53
Jeff Budzien 24 yard field goal GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 13 plays 68 yards, 06:07 northwstrn fg, 6:07
30
SF
2:43
Kain Colter sacked in end zone by Max Bullough and William Gholston for a SAFETY.
northwstrn drive: 2 plays -2 yards, 00:42 northwstrn , 0:42
32
second QuarterNWMSU
FG
12:52
Dan Conroy 35 yard field goal GOOD.
michiganst drive: 12 plays 37 yards, 04:51 michiganst fg, 4:51
35
FG
0:41
Jeff Budzien 43 yard field goal GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 6 plays 16 yards, 00:47 northwstrn fg, 0:47
65
third QuarterNWMSU
TD
14:06
Andrew Maxwell pass intercepted by David Nwabuisi at the MchSt 43, returned for 43 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
michiganst drive: 3 plays 12 yards, 00:54 michiganst int, 0:54
125
XP
14:06
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
michiganst drive: 3 plays 12 yards, 00:54 michiganst int, 0:54
135
TD
9:43
Andrew Maxwell pass complete to Aaron Burbridge for 15 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
michiganst drive: 8 plays 65 yards, 04:23 michiganst td, 4:23
1311
2PTC
9:43
Two-point conversion attempt, Andrew Maxwell pass to Keith Mumphery GOOD.
michiganst drive: 8 plays 65 yards, 04:23 michiganst td, 4:23
1313
TD
7:11
Kain Colter pass complete to Tim Riley for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 7 plays 73 yards, 02:32 northwstrn td, 2:32
1913
XP
7:11
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 7 plays 73 yards, 02:32 northwstrn td, 2:32
2013
fourth QuarterNWMSU
TD
9:22
Andrew Maxwell pass complete to Tony Lippett for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
michiganst drive: 9 plays 60 yards, 04:06 michiganst td, 4:06
2019
XP
9:22
Dan Conroy extra point GOOD.
michiganst drive: 9 plays 60 yards, 04:06 michiganst td, 4:06
2020
FG
7:30
Jeff Budzien 27 yard field goal GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 8 plays 66 yards, 01:52 northwstrn fg, 1:52
2320

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