September 21, 2019
From MSUSPARTANS.COM, Via Associated Press, By John Jackson
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Brian Lewerke had three touchdown passes, Elijah Collins added a rushing TD and Michigan State bounced back from a stunning loss a week ago for a 31-10 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. The win was the 110th for coach Mark Dantonio at Michigan State, which makes him the winningest coach in program history. Dantonio, who had been tied with Duffy Daugherty, is 110-52 in 13 seasons.
Lewerke completed 18 of 31 passes for 228 yards and Collins had 76 yards rushing on 17 carries as the Spartans (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak against the Wildcats (1-2, 0-1).
Michigan State lost 10-7 to Arizona State last week after an apparent game-tying field goal was negated by penalty.
Northwestern had its eight-game winning streak in Big Ten regular-season games snapped. The Wildcats had won 15 of 16 regular-season conference games.
[MSU’s victory marked it’s highest TPR(c) scoring total (15.5 points) in the 1+ year of the ratings system. It was also the 2nd highest point total, behind Hope’s (20 point) performance last week against Defiance (OH) – – Editor]