Michigan State waits out delay, upsets Penn State 27-24

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matt Coghlin kicked a 34-yard margin idea as time lapsed to give No. 24 Michigan State a 27-24 feat over No. 7 Penn State on Saturday night in a diversion that was behind scarcely 3 1/2 hours by serious continue in a second quarter.

Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and dual touchdowns for a Spartans (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 24 CFP), and Michigan State was aided during a finish by a roughing a passer call on Penn State’s Marcus Allen. Lewerke was strike by Allen on a third-down pass that fell deficient in a final minute. The chastisement changed a round to a Penn State 22, and a Spartans were means to run a time down before Coghlin’s winning kick.

The redshirt beginner done a kick, afterwards ran behind down a margin and slid opposite it on his stomach while his teammates assimilated him in celebration.

“I wasn’t unequivocally meditative about a celebration,” Coghlin said. “Just pacifist on a ground. we don’t know why.”

It was a second true tough detriment for Penn State (7-2, 4-2, No. 7), that fell 39-38 during Ohio State final weekend and competence have had a inhabitant pretension hopes pulp for good Saturday. Now it’s Michigan State — that went 3-9 final deteriorate — that will take a extraordinary multiplication pretension hopes into a showdown during Ohio State subsequent weekend.

Trace McSorley threw for 381 yards and 3 touchdowns for Penn State, though Nittany Lions star Saquon Barkley was hold in check. He had 0 yards rushing in a initial half and finished with usually 63. McSorley was intercepted 3 times.

“We didn’t win a margin position battle. We didn’t win a turnover battle. That to me is a story of a game,” Penn State manager James Franklin said. “You spin a round over 3 times and we usually get one, generally on a road, you’re going to have a tough day.”

Penn State was forward 14-7 in a second entertain when a diversion was halted for a extensive continue delay. The diversion had a noon start time and didn’t finish until after dark.


Penn State: The Nittany Lions will consternation what competence have been after dual true highway defeats that came down to a final minutes. They competence bewail not being means to engage Barkley more. His strain of 15 true games with a touchdown was snapped.

Michigan State: The Spartans will presumably be underdogs again subsequent weekend during Ohio State, though manager Mark Dantonio has them winning large games and contending for championships again after final season’s nightmare. And Lewerke is usually a sophomore.


Penn State: The Nittany Lions get what should be a bit of a breather after this formidable widen of their schedule. They horde Rutgers subsequent Saturday.

Michigan State: The Spartans play during Ohio State for a initial time given violence a Buckeyes there dual years ago en track to a Big Ten title. The teams met final deteriorate in East Lansing, with Ohio State entrance divided with a slight victory.

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