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Michigan State’s defensive secondary has been one of the biggest disappointments in college football so far this year, and it certainly didn’t improve things Saturday against Northwestern.

Northwestern receiver Kyric McGowan didn’t do anything special at all here. He was running a simple fly route up the left sideline, but the Spartans decided not to cover him. Clayton Thorson had no trouble finding his receiver, who didn’t have a defender within 10 yards of him when he caught the 77-yard touchdown pass.



This score put Northwestern up 7-3 over its Big Ten rival. Game on!