Spartans roll over Northwestern, clinches Big Ten Legends Division

Spartans roll over Northwestern, clinches Big Ten Legends Division

Grant McPherson

With the 30-6 win against the Northwestern Wildcats, Michigan State are the 2013 Legends division champions and have earned their spot in the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis Indiana. The Spartans are 10-1 (7-0 in the Big Ten) and are heading into a probable match up against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Sophomore quarterback Connor Cook went 16 of 23 for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns. Even with the intense wind, Cook had no problem finding his wide receivers as this was the 2nd straight week the Spartans didn’t turn the ball over.

Bennie Fowler, the leading receiver on the day, only had two receptions but caught one for a  touchdown, which was an 87 yard bomb by Cook. The tight end, Josiah Price, caught a 15-yard pass for a touchdown.

Spartans running back Jeremy Langford carried the ball 25 times for 150 yards and ran for two touchdowns. This is Langford’s sixth straight 100 yard game. The only other Spartan to rush for consecutive 100 yards or more is the legendary Lorenzo White, who holds the record at 7 games. Langford hopes to tie that record next week against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

The Spartans defense shutout the Northwestern offense in the second half. This is the second time in their last three games the Spartans have been able to accomplish that feat.

The Spartans look to one more game in the Big Ten against Minnesota before the Big Ten Championship game.