Win Probability 100%

NW
MSU
NW 100%

NW

29

MSU

19

End of 4th Quarter

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NW381
    • 425MSU
  • Turnovers

    • NW2
    • 1MSU
  • Possession

    NWMSU
    33:4126:19
  • 1st Downs

    • NW19
    • 22MSU

Game Information

Spartan Stadium (MI)
Coverage: FS1
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Line: MSU -11.0
  • Over/Under: 44
Attendance: 72,850
10/6/2018 Associated Press

Thorson leads Northwestern past No. 20 Michigan State 29-19

Clayton Thorson threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, and Northwestern recovered from another second-half slip, beating No. 20 Michigan State 29-19 on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Northwestern778729
Michigan State3313019
first QuarterNWMSU
FG
0:59
Matt Coghlin 27 Yd Field Goal
9 plays, 30 yards, 4:32
03
TD
0:18
Kyric McGowan 77 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
2 plays, 75 yards, 0:41
73
play
Northwestern QB airs out 77-yard TD (0:41)

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson rolls left and lets one rip to a wide-open Kyric McGowan, who hauls it in and gallops into the end zone for a 77-yard touchdown. (0:41)

second QuarterNWMSU
TD
13:58
JJ Jefferson 34 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
2 plays, 51 yards, 0:39
143
play
Northwestern QB drops beautiful ball for 34-yard TD (0:40)

Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson loops a perfect ball to wide receiver JJ Jefferson on the go-route for a 34-yard score. (0:40)

FG
2:50
Matt Coghlin 25 Yd Field Goal
10 plays, 60 yards, 4:19
146
third QuarterNWMSU
TD
7:18
Felton Davis III 48 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
4 plays, 80 yards, 1:21
1412
play
Michigan State reverse play works to perfection for TD (0:43)

Michigan States dives into its back of tricks and runs a reverse play that lands in the hands of Felton Davis III, who swerves through defenders and breaks free for a 48-yard touchdown. (0:43)

TD
4:08
Felton Davis III 3 Yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin Kick)
6 plays, 33 yards, 2:31
1419
play
MSU's Lewerke rainbows perfect fade for 3-yard TD (0:27)

Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke lofts a perfect fade pass to Felton Davis III for a three-yard touchdown, giving the Spartans their first lead. (0:27)

TD
0:15
Cameron Green 21 Yd pass from Clayton Thorson (Clayton Thorson Pass to Solomon Vault for Two-Point Conversion)
9 plays, 75 yards, 3:53
2219
fourth QuarterNWMSU
TD
2:51
Clayton Thorson 2 Yd Run (Charlie Kuhbander Kick)
3 plays, 11 yards, 0:18
2919
play
Northwestern's 4th-down stop leads to 1-yard TD (0:43)

Northwestern stuffs Michigan State deep in its own territory on fourth down, setting up a 1-yard quarterback sneak touchdown for Clayton Thorson to ice the game. (0:43)

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