Michigan State Beats Northwestern, 24-14
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to Blair White in the third quarter Saturday to spark Michigan State to a 24-14 victory over visiting Northwestern.
The Spartans (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) trailed 7-0 at halftime but rallied against the Wildcats(4-3, 1-2).
Northwestern had won three consecutive Big Ten road games and two straight in East Lansing. But the Cousins-to-White connection wore down the Wildcats.
-- CALIFORNIA 45, UCLA 26: Jahvid Best had a 93-yard touchdown run and caught a 51-yard scoring pass, and the Golden Bears got back on track after two tough losses with a dynamic first half in a road victory over the Bruins.
Cal (4-2, 1-2 Pacific-10) got back in top form with a series of impressive first-half scores against UCLA (3-3, 0-3), which has lost three straight.
Johnathan Franklin had a 74-yard touchdown run among his 101 yards rushing and two scores for the Bruins.
-- GEORGIA 34, VANDERBILT 10: Joe Cox threw two touchdown passes, including one to Caleb King who scored twice, and the Bulldogs beat the Commodores in Nashville to snap a two-game skid.
Georgia (4-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) came to the right place to end their longest skid since the 2006 season. Vanderbilt (2-5, 0-4) managed its most points against an SEC defense this season.
-- MICHIGAN 63, DELAWARE STATE 3: The Wolverines had a record-breaking day in a win over the Hornets in Ann Arbor, Mich.