Michigan State opens the season at Northwestern: Live Updates
Payton Thorne will start at Quarterback
EVANSTON, Ill. (WILX) - Payton Thorne will take the first offensive snaps for Michigan State as the Spartans visit Northwestern to open the season.
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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