Michigan vs. Michigan State result, takeaways: Kenneth Walker III runs wild to lead the epic Spartan comeback

Nr. 8 Michigan State stormed back from 16 points down the second half Saturday afternoon to defeat No. 6 Michigan 37-33 in a thriller between two teams at the top of the Big Ten East. The Spartans did not take their first lead of the match until there were only 5 minutes left, which is when star runner Kenneth Walker III broke free for a 23-yard touchdown run to secure victory.

It was Walker’s fifth touchdown of the game as he cemented his status as a top Heisman challenger. Walker ended the day with 197 yards, rushing on 23 carries to an average of 8.6 yards per carry. carry. He interrupted three rushes at least 20 yards on the day, including a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and a 58-yard touchdown run early in the fourth. It was an incredible achievement for the transfer from Wake Forest, and just another on a growing list of prominent performances during his time with the Spartans.

Michigan State also needed all five Walker touchdowns as the Michigan offense was impressive in the defeat. The Wolverines ended the day with 552 yards of offense as Cade McNamara threw in 383 yards and two touchdowns, but that was not enough. Two turnovers in the fourth quarter proved fatal for Wolverines.

Michigan State improves to 8-0 on the season, while Michigan drops to 7-1.

CBS Sports will update this story shortly with takeaways from the Spartans’ comeback victory over Wolverines.

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