With a little over one quarter in the books, the Michigan State Spartans and the Northwestern Wildcats are tied 3-3. The Spartans opened scoring in the game with a 25-yard field goal by Dan Conroy to cap off a 13-play, 72-yard drive that started midway through the first quarter. The Wildcats then responded with an 11-play, 44-yard drive that culminated with a 34-yard field goal by Jeff Budzien early into the second quarter of play.
The Spartans have gotten off to a slow start through the air, with QB Kirk Cousins on completing 2/6 passes for 22 yards and an interception, but they have been ripping off big chunks of yardage on the ground. Le'Veon Bell already has six carries for 34 yards, and Kirk Cousins has added two scrambles for 21 yards as well.
For the Wildcats, QB Dan Persa has been sharp in the early going, completing 9/12 passes for 50 yards, including two passes to Kain Colter. On the ground, Wildcats have cobbled together 64 yards on 13 carries.
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