- Adam Rittenberg, ESPN Staff Writer
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EVANSTON, Ill. -- Michigan State really needed that.
The Spartans are beginning to execute on offense in the second quarter. After getting nothing on their first possession, the Spartans looked very good on a 68-yard touchdown march that ended with a 7-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Mark Dell.
The big key there was MSU's run game finally showing up. Northwestern had done a tremendous job limiting the Spartans' backs on the outside, but Le'Veon Bell got free for an 11-yard dash, and Cousins made several big throws.
It's important for Northwestern to avoid any major mistakes before half, as MSU has regained some of the momentum now.
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