The Spartans converted on third down, the Badger offense exited the field.
Special teams once again reared its ugly head, as UW gave up its second touchdown return of the season.
No, all in all, it was not a pretty 34-24 loss at Michigan State on Saturday.
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3-0 Michigan State
10 plays, 33 yards, 4:02 time of drive
Dan Conroy with a 36-yard field goal.
Key Play: Antonio Fenelus drew an offensive pass interference penalty in the end zone to halt MSU drive at 1st-and-25. Spartans weren't able to pick up the first down and had to settle for a field goal.
8 plays, 74 yards, 3:07 time of drive
James White scores with 16-yard scamper to the outside (Welch PAT)
Key Play: Making the running game even more imposing, the Badgers played right guard Bill Nagy at tight end for much of the drive, giving them six offensive lineman on the field as they marched on the MSU defense. Nagy sealed the edge for White's touchdown.
4 plays, 1 yard, 1:01 time of drive
Welch connects from 49-yards to give Badgers touchdown lead
Key Play: Umm, the field goal. The Badgers went one yard on offense. Field position came from Aaron Henry fumble recovery that Niles Brinkley forced.
5 plays, 36 yards, 1:52 time of drive
Conroy nails second field goal of day to cut Badgers lead to four. Hits from 36 yards out.
Key Play: A 30-yard strike from Cousins to Keshawn Martin down the middle of the field on the first play of the drive.
13-10 Michigan State
Keshawn Martin takes Badger punt back 74 yards for a touchdown
Key Play: A false start on Jacob Pedersen erased a fine punt from Nortman, and Nortman's second try was awful. A line drive down the middle of the field, Martin just ran really fast.
20-10 Michigan State
9 plays, 69 yards, 2:17 time of drive
Mark Dell catches an 8-yard touchdown pass from Cousins (Conroy PAT)
Key Play: Bell with a 23-yard run to get MSU down field in a hurry, giving them time to choose plays and use timeouts in red zone.
20-17 Michigan State
3 plays, 47 yards, 43 seconds
White with his second touchdown on the day on a 34-yard scamper to the outside
Key Play: White looked inside, decided he didn't like it and then just flat out-ran everyone to the outside for a 34-yard touchdown. Six touchdowns in the last two games for the freshman.
27-17 Michigan State
6 plays, 51 yards, 3:06 time of drive
Gantt catches 1-yard TD from Cousins
Key Play: A playaction fake that fooled Mike Taylor started the drive with a 28-yard pass to Gantt.
27-24 Michigan State
11 plays, 70 yards, 4:04 time of drive
Pedersen hauls in a 12-yard TD pass from Tolzien (Welch PAT)
Key Play: The touchdown. John Clay's two double-digit yard runs. The Badgers really needed seven points from this drive.
34-24 Michigan State
15 plays, 84 yards, 7:57 time of drive
Cousins completes 1-yard TD pass to Cunningham