Michigan State 24-14

1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 7 0 0 7 14
Michigan State 21 0 3 0 24

East Lansing (46,140)

Duff Daugherty's final game at MSU (received a standing ovation before the game and was carried off afterwards)


1st Quarter

NW: A.J. Owens 34 yard pass from Mitch Anderson (Skarin kick)

MSU: Mark Grua 64 yard pass from Niesen (Dirk Krkji kick)

MSU: Mike Jones 48 yard pass from Niesen (Krkji kick)

MSU: Niesen 5 yard run (Krkji kick)...naked reverse

2nd Quarter

No Scoring

3rd Quarter

MSU: Krkji 24 yard field goal

4th Quarter

NW: Jim Lash 94 yard pass from Anderson (Skarin kick)...longest pass play in NW history



Passing: NW 20/36 351 yds, MSU 5/8 167 yds

Rushing: NW 39/-30, MSU 64/280


NW: Anderson 20/36, 351 yards (Big Ten single game passing record), 2 INT


NW: Lash 9 rec, 226 yds (Big Ten single game receiving record)


  • Palm Beach Post. 26 Nov 1972.

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