College Football
BOXSCORE | RECAP
Michigan State 38, Northwestern 21
When: 9:00 PM   ET ,  Friday, September 3, 2021
Where: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
Attendance: 34248
Final Scoring Summary
 
Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan State 14 7 7 10 38
Northwestern 0 7 0 14 21
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 14:47
Michigan State   TD  Northwestern 0 - Michigan State 7
Kenneth Walker III 75 yd. run (Matt Coghlin kick)
1st Quarter - 7:44
Michigan State   TD  Northwestern 0 - Michigan State 14
Kenneth Walker III 3 yd. run (Matt Coghlin kick)
2nd Quarter - 9:45
Michigan State   TD  Northwestern 0 - Michigan State 21
Jordon Simmons 14 yd. pass from Payton Thorne (Matt Coghlin kick)
2nd Quarter - 0:59
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 7 - Michigan State 21
Trey Pugh 1 yd. pass from Hunter Johnson (Charlie Kuhbander kick)
3rd Quarter - 7:06
Michigan State   TD  Northwestern 7 - Michigan State 28
Kenneth Walker III 5 yd. run (Matt Coghlin kick)
4th Quarter - 11:17
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 14 - Michigan State 28
Trey Pugh 5 yd. pass from Hunter Johnson (Charlie Kuhbander kick)
4th Quarter - 6:04
Michigan State   FG  Northwestern 14 - Michigan State 31
Matt Coghlin 37 yd. field goal
4th Quarter - 2:27
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 21 - Michigan State 31
Stephon Robinson Jr. 14 yd. pass from Hunter Johnson (Charlie Kuhbander kick)
4th Quarter - 1:29
Michigan State   TD  Northwestern 21 - Michigan State 38
Kenneth Walker III 6 yd. run (Matt Coghlin kick)
TEAMS
Team Records
  Michigan State Northwestern
W‑L 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0
Team Stats
  Michigan State Northwestern
Score 38 21
1st Downs 23 20
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-10
40%
8-for-20
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
4-for-5
80%
Total Yards 511 400
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-326 38-117
Average/Rush 8.8 3.1
Passing
Comp-Att 15-26 30-43
Passing Yards 185 283
Average/Pass Play 6.6 6.2
Penalties-Yards 5-50 6-40
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 22:25 37:35
PLAYER STATS
Michigan State (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Thorne 15/25 185 1 0
Northwestern (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Johnson 30/43 283 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Walker III 23 264 11.5 4
P. Thorne 5 28 5.6 0
J. Reed 1 12 12.0 0
H. Joiner 3 12 4.0 0
J. Simmons 5 10 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Hull 9 87 9.7 0
A. Clair 4 14 3.5 0
A. Tyus III 8 13 1.6 0
M. Cisco 3 10 3.3 0
S. Robinson Jr. 2 5 2.5 0
M. Washington 1 2 2.0 0
H. Johnson 11 -14 -1.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Reed 5 64 12.8 0
T. Mosley 4 59 14.8 0
C. Heyward 3 28 9.3 0
J. Nailor 2 20 10.0 0
J. Simmons 1 14 14.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Kirtz 7 80 11.4 0
S. Robinson Jr. 5 79 15.8 1
M. Washington 3 32 10.7 0
C. Mangieri 3 31 10.3 0
E. Hull 3 23 7.7 0
R. Niro III 2 15 7.5 0
T. Pugh 3 14 4.7 2
J. Gill 1 9 9.0 0
A. Tyus III 2 4 2.0 0
A. Clair 1 -4 -4.0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
No interceptions
Sacks
  NO. YDS
X. Henderson 1.0 10.0
Q. Crouch 1.0 6.0
R. Williams Jr. 1.0 2.0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
J. Kennedy 1.0 4.0
S. Miller 0.5 4.0
C. Bergin 0.5 3.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO. YDS
X. Henderson 2.0 12.0
Q. Crouch 1.0 6.0
D. Snow 1.0 4.0
R. Williams Jr. 1.0 2.0
M. Hansen 1.0 1.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO. YDS
J. Kennedy 1.0 4.0
S. Miller 0.5 4.0
C. Bergin 0.5 3.0
Fumbles
  NO.
H. Joiner 1
Fumbles
  NO.
H. Johnson 1