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No. 24 Spartans wait out delay, upset No. 7 Penn State 27-24

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michael Geiger had the windmill. Now Matt Coghlin has the slide.

On a long, wet, wacky day at Spartan Stadium, Coghlin's celebration sure felt appropriate.

Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired - some seven hours after the game began - and No. 24 Michigan State upset No. 7 Penn State 27-24 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours by severe weather in the second quarter. After making his winning kick, Coghlin ran back down the field and slid across it on his stomach while his teammates joined him in celebration.

''I wasn't really thinking about the celebration,'' Coghlin said. ''Kind of running away - because I don't want to get trampled. Just dove on the ground. I don't know why.''

Two years ago, Geiger kicked a field goal to beat Ohio State and took off running, making a windmill motion with his arm. That gesture became one of the highlights of Michigan State's run to a Big Ten title in 2015. The year's Spartans (7-2, 5-1, No. 24 CFP) now have a chance to add an improbable championship of their own. They play at Ohio State next week, with the teams tied atop their division.

''We've put ourselves in position to at least be called a contender - and that's what we want to do,'' Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said.

Penn State, meanwhile, failed to capitalize on Ohio State's loss to Iowa on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions lost 39-38 to the Buckeyes last weekend. A victory over Michigan State might have put Penn State (7-2, 4-2, No. 7) right back in the hunt for college football's playoff, but instead, the Nittany Lions' national title hopes may have crumbled for good.

Trace McSorley threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns for Penn State, but star Saquon Barkley was held in check. He had 0 yards rushing in the first half and finished with only 63. McSorley was intercepted three times.

''I think there's a lot of noise that we try to manage. When things are going well there's a lot of noise, a lot of positivity, a lot of patting on the back,'' Nittany Lions coach James Franklin said. ''When you lose the game it's the complete opposite. It couldn't be more negative. For us in the past we haven't worried about all those things. There's playoff rankings coming out. There's this, there's that. Stuff that doesn't matter. ... I would describe us as a young program. We haven't been a part of these conversations for a long time. We haven't handled it well. And that's on me.''

Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans, and Michigan State was aided at the end by a roughing the passer call on Penn State's Marcus Allen. Lewerke was hit by Allen on a third-down pass that fell incomplete in the final minute. The penalty moved the ball to the Penn State 22, and the Spartans were able to run the clock down before Coghlin's winning kick.

Coghlin rebounded after missing two field goals in a triple-overtime loss at Northwestern last weekend.

Penn State was ahead 14-7 in the second quarter when the game was halted for a lengthy weather delay . The game kicked off at 12:05 p.m. and didn't end until after dark at 7:03.

THE TAKEAWAY

Penn State: The Nittany Lions will wonder what might have been after two straight road defeats that came down to the final minutes. They may regret not being able to involve Barkley more Saturday. His streak of 15 straight games with a touchdown was snapped.

Michigan State: The Spartans will presumably be underdogs again next weekend at Ohio State, but Dantonio has them winning big games and contending for championships again after a 3-9 showing last season. And Lewerke is only a sophomore.

SCOREBOARD WATCHING

News of Ohio State's struggles made it to East Lansing before the Michigan State-Penn State game was over.

''I think we were midway through the fourth quarter,'' Michigan State linebacker Chris Frey said. ''I was actually covering Saquon Barkley down the field, and he actually, after the play was like, `You know, Ohio State's losing. They're down big. We're playing for a championship right now.'''

ROLE REVERSAL

Michigan State has had problems with fumbles all season, and Penn State was by far the Big Ten's leader coming in with a plus-14 turnover margin. But the Spartans didn't fumble once in the wet weather, and they had only one turnover compared to Penn State's three.

''I can't throw three interceptions,'' McSorley said. ''I've got to do better for our team. I did a really bad job of that today.''

UP NEXT

Penn State: The Nittany Lions get what should be a bit of a breather after this difficult stretch of their schedule. They host Rutgers next Saturday.

Michigan State: The Spartans play at Ohio State for the first time since beating the Buckeyes there two years ago on Geiger's kick. The teams met last season in East Lansing, with Ohio State coming away with a 17-16 victory.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:04
4-M.Coghlin 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
68
yds
04:01
pos
24
27
Field Goal 10:56
4-M.Coghlin 32 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
45
yds
03:59
pos
24
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:00
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 0:00
9-T.McSorley complete to 3-D.Thompkins. 3-D.Thompkins runs 70 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
70
yds
00:05
pos
23
21
Field Goal 2:11
95-T.Davis 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
71
yds
05:09
pos
17
21
Point After TD 7:25
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 7:25
3-L.Scott runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
106
yds
05:10
pos
14
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:54
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 3:54
14-B.Lewerke complete to 18-F.Davis. 18-F.Davis runs 33 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
80
yds
02:24
pos
14
13
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:42
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 0:42
9-T.McSorley complete to 13-S.Blacknall. 13-S.Blacknall runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
75
yds
02:46
pos
13
7
Point After TD 3:28
4-M.Coghlin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 3:33
14-B.Lewerke complete to 25-D.Stewart. 25-D.Stewart runs 7 yards for a touchdown.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
7
6
Point After TD 5:40
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 5:40
9-T.McSorley complete to 5-D.Hamilton. 5-D.Hamilton runs 31 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
92
yds
03:00
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 22 25
Rushing 4 4
Passing 17 17
Penalty 1 4
3rd Down Conv 4-12 10-18
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 464 469
Total Plays 69 80
Avg Gain 6.7 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 65 74
Rush Attempts 21 24
Avg Rush Yards 3.1 3.1
Net Yards Passing 399 395
Comp. - Att. 27-48 33-56
Yards Per Pass 8.3 7.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-2 2-5
Penalties - Yards 7-86 8-87
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 3 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 3 1
Punts - Avg 4-39.0 6-38.7
Return Yards 15 130
Punts - Returns 0-0 1-2
Kickoffs - Returns 2-15 4-100
Int. - Returns 1-0 3-28
Kicking 4/4 5/5
Extra Points 3/3 3/3
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
7 Penn State 7-2 14010024
24 Michigan State 7-2 777627
399 PASS YDS 395
65 RUSH YDS 74
464 TOTAL YDS 469
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.3% 381 3 3 131.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.2% 2452 19 8 149.6
T. McSorley 26/47 381 3 3
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 20 0 0 268.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 36 1 0 416.2
S. Barkley 1/1 20 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 63 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
152 864 9
S. Barkley 14 63 0 36
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
103 305 8
T. McSorley 7 2 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Hamilton 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 112 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 606 6
D. Hamilton 7 112 1 31
D. Thompkins 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 102 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 341 2
D. Thompkins 4 102 1 70
M. Gesicki 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 89 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 374 4
M. Gesicki 8 89 0 20
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 33 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 504 3
S. Barkley 3 33 0 20
Ju. Johnson 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 389 1
Ju. Johnson 2 27 0 20
S. Blacknall 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 214 2
S. Blacknall 1 27 1 27
J. Holland 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 16 0
J. Holland 1 7 0 7
I. Charles 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
I. Charles 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Farmer 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
K. Farmer 7-1 0.0 0
T. Apke 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 1 0.0
T. Apke 5-2 0.0 0
G. Haley 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
G. Haley 5-0 0.0 0
M. Bowen 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
M. Bowen 4-3 0.0 0
C. Campbell 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
C. Campbell 3-1 0.0 0
Ma. Allen 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
Ma. Allen 3-1 0.0 0
C. Brown 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Brown 3-0 0.0 0
Y. Gross-Matos 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
Y. Gross-Matos 2-1 0.5 0
B. Smith 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
B. Smith 2-0 0.0 0
P. Cothren 41 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
P. Cothren 2-0 0.0 0
K. Givens 30 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Givens 2-1 0.0 0
J. Cabinda 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
J. Cabinda 1-3 0.0 0
S. Toney 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Toney 1-0 0.0 0
S. Miller 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Miller 1-0 0.0 0
S. Simmons 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
S. Simmons 1-2 1.0 0
A. Oruwariye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 4 0.0
A. Oruwariye 1-1 0.0 1
T. Chavis 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
T. Chavis 1-2 0.5 0
J. Holland 18 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Holland 1-1 0.0 0
L. Wade 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
L. Wade 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Davis 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
8/15 44/44
T. Davis 1/1 26 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Gillikin 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 39.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 43.7 2
B. Gillikin 4 39.0 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 7.5 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
13 30.2 11 2
S. Barkley 2 7.5 11 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.9% 400 2 1 127.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61% 2207 16 5 133.4
B. Lewerke 33/56 400 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 43 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 554 5
L. Scott 14 43 1 6
B. Lewerke 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
82 368 3
B. Lewerke 7 25 0 15
G. Holmes 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
46 151 0
G. Holmes 3 6 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
F. Davis III 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
12 181 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
45 586 8
F. Davis III 12 181 1 36
D. Stewart Jr. 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 65 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 427 2
D. Stewart Jr. 5 65 1 25
H. Rison 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 211 0
H. Rison 3 52 0 26
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 365 2
C. White 5 51 0 20
Ma. Sokol 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 166 1
Ma. Sokol 2 15 0 12
G. Holmes 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 15 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 78 1
G. Holmes 1 15 0 15
M. Dotson 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
M. Dotson 1 12 0 12
L. Scott 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 91 1
L. Scott 4 9 0 12
T. Jackson 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 121 0
T. Jackson 0 0 0 0
M. Seybert 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
M. Seybert 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Willis 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 1.0
K. Willis 9-1 1.0 0
J. Scott 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
J. Scott 5-1 0.0 0
J. Bachie 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
J. Bachie 4-1 0.0 1
D. Dowell 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 4 0.0
D. Dowell 3-1 0.0 2
A. Dowell 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
A. Dowell 2-1 0.5 0
D. Cooper 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
D. Cooper 2-1 0.5 0
K. Stallworth 51 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
K. Stallworth 2-2 0.0 0
K. Willekes 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.5
K. Willekes 2-4 0.5 0
R. Williams 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
R. Williams 2-1 0.5 0
J. Layne 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Layne 2-0 0.0 0
N. Jones 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
N. Jones 2-1 0.0 0
B. Bullough 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Bullough 1-0 0.0 0
A. Simmons 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Simmons 1-0 0.0 0
C. Frey 23 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Frey 1-0 0.0 0
T. Thompson 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Thompson 0-1 0.0 0
A. Andrews 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Andrews 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Coghlin 4 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
9/13 26/26
M. Coghlin 2/2 34 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Hartbarger 25 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 38.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 41.9 2
J. Hartbarger 6 38.7 2 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Heyward 11 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 25.0 28 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 27.1 28 0
C. Heyward 4 25.0 28 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. White 7 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 0.2 2 0
C. White 1 2.0 2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PSU 25 1:55 8 2 INT
8:40 PSU 8 3:00 7 92 TD
3:28 PSU 25 2:46 9 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:51 PSU 20 3:13 5 20 Punt
7:12 PSU 34 0:54 3 0 Punt
3:50 PSU 7 0:56 3 -4 Punt
1:09 PSU 20 0:15 2 0 INT
0:32 PSU 4 0:00 1 3 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:56 PSU 27 1:21 5 39 Punt
7:20 PSU 21 5:09 11 71 FG
0:05 PSU 30 0:05 1 70 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:56 PSU 25 2:13 5 8 INT
7:28 PSU 7 3:23 10 62 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:05 MICHST 27 4:25 11 30 Punt
5:35 MICHST 48 2:07 8 52 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:37 MICHST 25 0:05 5 21 Punt
9:38 MICHST 18 2:26 8 48 Downs
6:18 MICHST 31 2:24 6 69 TD
2:54 MICHST 45 1:45 6 11 Punt
0:49 PSU 36 0:17 3 0 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 MICHST 26 0:57 3 0 Punt
12:35 MICHST 9 5:10 11 91 TD
2:11 MICHST 25 2:06 4 5 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 MICHST 41 3:59 10 45 FG
8:43 MICHST 33 1:15 6 43 INT
4:05 MICHST 31 4:01 10 53 Game