Win Probability 100%

MSU
NW
NW 100%

MSU

31

NW

39

2nd and 10 at NW 25

Brian Lewerke pass intercepted, touchback. Nate Hall return for no gain

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MSU540
    • 432NW
  • Turnovers

    • MSU2
    • 1NW
  • Possession

    MSUNW
    25:0134:59
  • 1st Downs

    • MSU28
    • 28NW

Game Information

Ryan Field
Coverage: ESPN
  • Evanston, IL 60208
  • Line: MSU -1.5
  • Over/Under: 42
Attendance: 39,369
10/28/2017 Associated Press

Northwestern stuns No. 16 Michigan State 39-31 in 3 OT

Clayton Thorson threw a 22-yard touchdown to Flynn Nagel in the third overtime, Nate Hall intercepted Brian Lewerke and Northwestern beat No. 16 Michigan State 39-31 on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1234OTT
Michigan State73071431
Northwestern010072239
first QuarterMSUNW
TD
12:25
Cody White 6 Yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin Kick)
7 plays, 92 yards, 2:35
70
play
Lewerke avoids pressure then throws TD pass (0:34)

Brian Lewerke escapes pressure and throws a 6-yard touchdown pass to Cody White as he is taken down to put Michigan State up early. (0:34)

second QuarterMSUNW
FG
9:31
Matt Coghlin 46 Yd Field Goal
6 plays, 20 yards, 3:22
100
TD
3:58
Clayton Thorson 1 Yd Run (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
13 plays, 81 yards, 5:33
107
play
Northwestern gets on the board with short TD (0:24)

Clayton Thorson keeps it and gets the push in to the end zone for a touchdown to cut Michigan State's lead. (0:24)

FG
0:04
Charlie Kuhbander 35 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 56 yards, 1:45
1010
fourth QuarterMSUNW
TD
10:49
Bennett Skowronek 12 Yd pass from Justin Jackson (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
5 plays, 58 yards, 1:27
1017
play
Northwestern takes lead with trick play TD (0:30)

Clayton Thorson hands it off to running back Justin Jackson who then completes a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennett Skowronek to give the Wildcats the lead. (0:30)

TD
0:25
Felton Davis III 13 Yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin Kick)
12 plays, 88 yards, 2:49
1717
play
Spartans score tying TD with 25 seconds left (0:55)

Brian Lewerke finds Felton Davis III in the corner of the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown to tie the game with 25 seconds left. (0:55)

OvertimeMSUNW
TD
Cameron Green 14 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
2 plays, 25 yards
1724
play
Northwestern strikes first in OT (0:32)

Clayton Thorson connects with Cameron Green for a 14-yard touchdown to give Northwestern the lead in over time. (0:32)

TD
Felton Davis III 6 Yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin Kick)
5 plays, 25 yards
2424
play
Michigan State answers with 6-yard TD (0:33)

Brian Lewerke throws a 6-yard pass to Felton Davis III in the end zone to send the game into 2nd overtime. (0:33)

second OvertimeMSUNW
TD
Cody White 11 Yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin Kick)
2 plays, 25 yards
3124
play
White hauls in 11-yard TD pass in 2nd OT (0:32)

Brian Lewerke finds Cody White in the back of the end zone for 11-yard touchdown to give the Spartans the lead. (0:32)

TD
Justin Jackson 3 Yd Run (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
4 plays, 25 yards
3131
play
Jackson scores for Northwestern in 2nd OT (0:33)

Justin Jackson runs up the middle and scores from the 3-yard line to send the game to 3rd overtime. (0:33)

third OvertimeMSUNW
TD
Flynn Nagel 22 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Clayton Thorson Pass to Cameron Green for Two-Point Conversion)
3 plays, 25 yards
3139
play
Northwestern scores in 3rd OT (0:20)

Clayton Thorson's pass is caught by Flynn Nagel who runs along the sideline into the end zone in 3rd OT. (0:20)

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