No. 7 Michigan State continued its surprising start to the season by knocking off No. Six Michigan beat No.33 by 37 points. Saturday saw a wild rally that lasted until the end.

The Spartans improved to 8-0 with Kenneth Walker as their star player. Michigan State beat Wake Forest by a score of 195 yards, five touchdowns and 14 points. The five touchdowns are the most by a Spartans player against Michigan in a single game.

Michigan seemed to have control in the third quarter. After Cade McNamara hit Andrel Anthony for two touchdowns in first half, he threw a 16-yard scoring strike to Mike Sainristil that put the Wolverines ahead 30-14 in the third quarter.

Walker started to move. He scored on consecutive possessions and with two two-point conversions, the game was tied with 12:29 left. 

McNamara then found Sainristil for 43 yards on a third-and-8 to set up Jake Moody for a 36-yard field goal that put Michigan back ahead.

Walker struck again with a 23-yard touchdown run with 5:08 left as Michigan State was ahead 37-33. 

A defense then did the rest, with stop on fourth down on their 31 and then Charles Brantley secured the victory for the Spartans with an interception.

McNamara was the only one to throw it. He finished with 383 yards passing and two touchdowns.

The Wolverines lost to the Wolverines, ending an incredible start which saw them win seven of their first seven games following finishing second last season at 2-4. With games against Penn State, Ohio State, and Penn State, there is still a chance of winning the Big Ten. 

There were fireworks early in the second half of an anticipated defensive struggle.

Michigan intercepted Peyton Thorne on the game’s first possession as then McNamara found Anthony for a 95-yard touchdown.

Michigan State won the momentum with Walker running for two scoring points that put them ahead by 13 to 13. In the second quarter, however, Anthony and McNamara struck again. They scored from 17 yards and led the Wolverines to a victory. After a field goal, they had a 23-14 lead at halftime.

Michigan State 332-319 was ahead of Michigan State prior to the break.


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