Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

Michigan State upsets Penn State after lengthy delay

Michigan State forced Northwestern into three overtimes last week, before falling 39-31, and will be looking to prevent any more one-score finishes - having already had five this season.

Meanwhile, more than 11,000 BWL customers are without power in East Lansing.

Odds: Penn State opened as 12-point favorites.

The win means Michigan State, now 7-2 and 5-1 in Big Ten play, controls its own destiny in the Big Ten East with a trip to Ohio State on the horizon. He's led the Spartans to a 6-2 record, bowl eligible, and led the team in a win over MI. Laying waste to Pitt, pulling one out in Iowa, and clobbering MI in front of almost 111,000 fans - this team just seemed to have "it".

Except, Penn State did get the stop earlier in the drive. This program is chock-full of freshmen and sophomores starting and is extremely young.

Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty during the first half against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium.

Their Oct. 7 game at Purdue was delayed 88 minutes in the fourth quarter because of lightning, and their home game against Michigan State a week later was delayed 34 minutes because of lightning in the area. The Ohio State Buckeyes losing to the Iowa Hawkeyes in blowout fashion allowed the Spartans to assume command once again. "It can be changed by mutual agreement of the two teams", Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis said. His teams have lost all 10 of them.

Prior to the delay, Lions quarterback Trace McSorley threw touchdown passes to DaeSean Hamilton and Saeed Blacknall, moving him past Christian Hackenberg atop Penn State's career passing touchdown list with 49.

As a result, the Big Ten is in major trouble in the College Football Playoff picture.

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