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No. 8 Michigan State Uses Dramatic Comeback to Beat No. 6 Michigan, 37-33 Michigan State Athletics
Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III scored five touchdowns, including what proved to be the game-winning score from 23 yards out with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, as the No. 8/7 Spartans fought back from a 16-point deficit to beat No. 6/6 Michigan, 37-33, in front of a sellout crowd of 76,549 at Spartan Stadium Saturday afternoon.

With ‘next-play mentality,’ Michigan State’s Payton Thorne delivers after rough start Detroit News
He’ll admit that he shouldn’t have thrown the first one. The second one was just an unlucky bounce. But after those two first-quarter interceptions on Saturday, Michigan State quarterback Payton Thorne settled down and made every big throw the rest of the way, as the No. 8 Spartans fought back from a 16-point deficit in East Lansing on Saturday to remain unbeaten with a 37-33 win over No. 6 Michigan.

Xavier Henderson lets loose over lack of respect from Wolverines Detroit News
Oh, to be a senior in a big rivalry. For Michigan State’s Xavier Henderson, Saturday afternoon was not only a chance to even his overall record against Michigan to 2-2, but with it being almost certainly his final time playing the Wolverines, it gave the Spartans captain a chance to truly open up about how he felt after No. 8 Michigan State’s 37-33 victory over No. 6 Michigan at Spartan Stadium.

Kenneth Walker III’s 5 touchdowns help Michigan State rally past Michigan in thriller Detroit News
It was billed as one of the biggest games in the history of the rivalry, and on Saturday afternoon at Spartan Stadium, neither No. 6 Michigan nor No. 8 Michigan State disappointed. Michigan State, down 16 in the third quarter, came storming back behind the running of Kenneth Walker III to pull out the 37-33 victory in front of a packed house of 76,549 to beat Michigan for the second straight season and remain unbeaten after freshman Charles Brantley’s interception with a minute to play iced the game.

Michigan State football produces instant classic, rallies to knock out Michigan, 37-33 Detroit Free Press
It lived up to every bit of the hype that started building a month ago. In the end, Michigan State football kicked its unbeaten euphoria up a notch with a dramatic comeback against its biggest rival. And Spartans coach Mel Tucker made more history against Michigan.

Michigan State football comes back from down 16, beats rival Michigan, 37-33 Spartans Wire
Michigan State football is victorious over Michigan once again, downing the Wolverines 37-33. Michigan State overcame a 30-16 deficit late in the third quarter to win a huge game to improve to 8-0 on the football season.

No. 8 Michigan State rallies to beat No. 6 Michigan behind Kenneth Walker III’s 5 TDs MLive.com
The Paul Bunyan Trophy is staying in East Lansing, thanks in large part to a potential award-winning performance from Michigan State’s star running back. Behind five touchdowns from star Kenneth Walker III, No. 8 Michigan State rallied from a 16-point deficit in the third quarter to pull out a 37-33 win on Saturday against No. 6 Michigan

Michigan State stayed calm before erasing 16-point second-half deficit vs. Michigan MLive.com
Most of the 70,000-plus Michigan State fans at Spartan Stadium were gritting their teeth when Michigan State went down by 16 in the second half at home against Michigan. But on the sidelines, players and coaches say the mood was calm when the Spartans’ season reached its most trying moment.

Michigan State storms back to beat Michigan 37-33 on the back of Kenneth Walker’s five touchdowns State News
It is hard to outlive the hype after being considered a Heisman candidate through the first half of the season. But when you score five touchdowns and single-handedly lead Michigan State to a comeback victory over its bitter rivals from Ann Arbor, your name will forever be etched in Michigan State football history.

Michigan State rallies from a 16-point deficit to beat Michigan, 37-33, in a historic, top-10 thriller The Only Colors
Paul Bunyan will be staying in East Lansing for at least one more year. In an epic and historic matchup of top-10 teams, the Michigan State Spartans clawed back from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat the Michigan Wolverines 37-33. The Spartans have now defeated the Wolverines 10 times in the last 14 games, and Coach Mel Tucker became the first Spartan head man to win his first two games against the team from Ann Arbor.

Michigan State comes back to down rival Michigan at homeMichigan State comes back to down rival Michigan at home Spartan Tailgate
Chuck comin’. Tuck is, too, after Saturday’s 37-33 win over rival Michigan in the series’ first showdown of top-10 teams since the 1960s. The Spartans came back from a 16-point second-half deficit, star running back Kenneth Walker III rushed for five touchdowns and freshman cornerback Charles Brantley sent a packed Spartan Stadium into a frenzy with his one-handed interception that sealed the game with 1 minute left.