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Michigan State Beats Northwestern, 24-14

Temple's Muhammad Wilkerson, front, celebrates his sack of Army quarterback Trent Steelman as the Owls won their fourth straight Saturday.
Temple's Muhammad Wilkerson, front, celebrates his sack of Army quarterback Trent Steelman as the Owls won their fourth straight Saturday. (By Tom Mihalek -- Associated Press)
Associated Press
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.


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