Michigan State opens the season at Northwestern: Live Updates

Payton Thorne will start at Quarterback
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Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 9:23 PM EDT
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EVANSTON, Ill. (WILX) - Payton Thorne will take the first offensive snaps for Michigan State as the Spartans visit Northwestern to open the season.

Live Updates:

14:47 1Q: Michigan State 7, Northwestern 0: Kenneth Walker opens the scoring for Michigan State on the first play, running 75 yards for a touchdown.

7:44 1Q: Michigan State 14, Northwestern 0: It’s Walker again, this time from 3 yards.

9:45 2Q: Michigan State 21, Northwestern 0: Payton Thorne passes to Jordon Simmons for the 14-yard score.

0:58 2Q: Michigan State 21, Northwestern 7: Hunter Johnson passes to Trey Pugh for a 1-yard touchdown.

HALFTIME: Michigan State 21, Northwestern 7

7:06 Q3 Michigan State 28, Northwestern 7: Walker’s back, running it in for a 5-yard touchdown.

11:17 4Q: Michigan State 28, Northwestern 14: Johnson passes 5 yards to Trey Pugh for the score.

6:04 4Q: Michigan State 31, Northwestern 14: Matt Coghlin hits a 37-yard field goal.

2:27 4Q: Michigan State 31, Northwestern 21: Johnson passes to Stephon Robinson Jr., for the 14 yard score.

1:29 4Q: Michigan State 38, Northwestern 21: Walker with a 4th touchdown run of the day.

FINAL: Michigan State 38, Northwestern 21. Michigan State starts the season 1-0.

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