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Recap - Spartans Defeat Northwestern 38-21

The Wildcats had no answer for Kenneth Walker III on Friday as the Spartans rolled to a 38-21 win at Ryan Field.

Bettors who backed the Spartans were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +3.0 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 45.0.

Kenneth Walker III rushed for 264 yards, while Payton Thorne added 28 yards in the win. Jayden Reed and Tre Mosley added 64 and 59 receiving yards respectively.

Evan Hull rushed for 87 yards for Northwestern, while Andrew Clair added 14 yards. Hunter Johnson threw for 283 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Bryce Kirtz and Stephon Robinson Jr. had 80 and 79 yards respectively.

Northwestern was outgained by Michigan State 511-400 yards in Friday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-20 by the Spartans.

Northwestern led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 37:35-22:25 split in that important category.

Michigan State heads into a 2 battle against Youngstown State. Northwestern, meanwhile, will have their next action against Indiana State.