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Michigan State Downs Northwestern 29-20 The Only Colors
Saturday started off as another beautiful day for football at Spartan Stadium. The Spartans sure didn’t disappoint! MSU turned in quite the impressive performance as Michigan State went on to stun the Wildcats 29-20 in a truly impressive performance by all facets of the game at times.

Michigan State football upsets Northwestern, 29-20, to turn Big Ten race upside down Detroit Free Press
The Spartans shocked the 13th-ranked Wildcats from the outset Saturday, used a 49-yard field goal from Matt Coghlin with 3:35 to play and got some timely runs from Lombardi in the fourth quarter to pull off a 29-20 upset.

Michigan State holds on to upset No. 8 Northwestern MLive.com
After a week off, Michigan State had the start it wanted and, more importantly, the finish. The Spartans (2-3) squandered a 17-0 first-half lead but scored the final 12 points of the game for a 29-20 upset win against No. 8 Northwestern (5-1) on Saturday in East Lansing.

Michigan State stuns No. 8 Northwestern, 29-20 Detroit News
Michigan State found a running game, and in the process, found a way to get its second victory of the season, kicking a late field goal and then getting a defensive stop to beat No. 8 Northwestern, 29-20, at Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

Michigan State stuns Northwestern in 29-20 victory State News
After a week off Michigan State football stunned the No. 8 (in CFP ratings) Northwestern Wildcats, winning 29-20 as the Michigan State secondary and Michigan State run game came up clutch in crunch time.

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At 6-foot-4 and 340 pounds, Naquan Jones is an imposing presence on the field. The Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive tackle is also known as a soft-spoken and affable teammate quick to smile or make a joke. “It’s a tale of two sides for Naquan,” said Michigan State redshirt sophomore tight end Trent Gillison, who is roommates with Jones.

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Northwestern enters the contest with a 5-0 record, and a No. 8 ranking in the initial College Football Playoff rankings. NU has an extremely stout defense. This could prove to be a tough matchup for MSU, but with an extra week to prepare for the Wildcats, perhaps we’ll see a rejuvenated Spartans team.

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Considering Michigan State has reached the halfway point of the season, it can be a good time to assess where Mel Tucker is in his first season as the Spartans’ head coach. Of course, it’s fair to point out that up until this point, Tucker and his staff have needed all of this time to start drawing conclusions about the roster they inherited back when Tucker was hired in early February.

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Northwestern has won three of the last four meetings against Michigan State, including three in a row at Spartan Stadium, the longest win streak at Michigan State in program history. Since 2016, the Wildcats are averaging 33 points per game against the Spartans.

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The numbers don’t look good for Michigan State. If you’re putting together a tale of the tape for Saturday’s matchup with No. 11 Northwestern, those numbers paint a fairly bleak picture. The Wildcats have one of the best defenses in the nation while the Spartans’ offense is among the least productive.

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After an impromptu bye week last week due to the COVID outbreak at Maryland, the Spartans are back at it this week hosting Big Ten West leader Northwestern. The Wildcats are fresh off a huge win over Wisconsin last week, and Pat Fitzgerald has his sights set on another Big Ten Title Game berth.

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After a week off, the Michigan State Spartans return to Spartan Stadium to take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. To help us learn more about the undefeated Wildcats (5-0), I spoke with Lia Assimakopoulos, editor-in-chief at Inside NU — SB Nation’s website for all things Northwestern athletics.

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For his second straight Tuesday news conference, Mel Tucker did not reveal who would start at quarterback for the Spartans. They host No. 13 Northwestern on Saturday after an unexpected week off due to the cancelation of the Maryland game, which gave additional time to focus on fundamentals and individual development.

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Michigan State returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 28 in Spartan Stadium to take on No. 11/13 Northwestern at 3:35 p.m. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, with Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Rocky Boiman (analyst) and Taylor McGregor (sidelines) on the call.

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Naquan Jones said he had COVID-19 and has recovered. The senior defensive tackle is the first Spartan athlete to announce contracting the coronavirus, and Jones said it has had a ripple effect across his family. “I’ve lost family members to COVID, and that’s something that my family takes very serious…,” Jones said Tuesday. “It was very stressful for my family, so I did have a few concerns. But at the end of the day, I love to play football. MSU was doing a great job with their safety measures, and I felt safe. So that thought kind of comes out of my head.”

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Learn more about MSU Football Coach, Courtney Hawkins’, life with MSU, see how MSU Basketball has prepared for their upcoming season, relive the 2015 B1G win over Iowa, and hear directly from Student-Athletes about what they’re thankful for this year.

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Free Press reporter Chris Solari grades Michigan State football positionally at the midpoint of the Spartans’ 2020 season.

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he Big Ten Conference announced on Monday afternoon that the Michigan State-Ohio State game scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 12 p.m. The game will be televised on ABC.

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Tucker said during his radio show on Thursday after the Maryland game was canceled that the week off was critical for “a little rest and recovery” to help with some injuries. The Spartans did not practice that day before returning Friday to begin preparation for Northwestern, then working out again Saturday and Sunday with a focus on technique and fundamentals.

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The Big Ten Conference announced on Sunday afternoon that the Michigan State-Northwestern game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 28 in Spartan Stadium will begin at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

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Offensive lineman Gavin Broscious, a three-star prospect from Desert Edge High in Goodyear, Ariz., announced on Twitter that he was committing to Michigan State, becoming the second member of coach Mel Tucker’s 2022 recruiting class. “(Michigan State) showed me a home away from home like no other,” Broscious told Rivals.com site, ArizonaVarsity. “It’s been good with them. Every time we talked it was always something good. They just fit me.”

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The key change from Mark Dantonio’s base 4-3 is that Tucker has replaced one linebacker with a nickel back, who is expected to be a play-maker. “I’m used to being in nickel and dime, actually having six DBs on the field quite a bit,” Tucker said Tuesday during his news conference. “Because that gives you the ability to match up and play multiple coverages and be able to match personnel and play man coverage when you need to.”

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