Purdue 35, Michigan State 31: No. 11 Spartans Rally To Avoid Boilermaker Upset

On Saturday in East Lansing, No. 11 Michigan State has finally woken up. Down by 15 points to unranked Purdue entering the fourth quarter, quarterback Kirk Cousins and company has stormed back with three touchdowns in an effort to dash the Boilermakers' hopes of an upset.

With 4:32 remaining in the game, Cousins scampered for a three-yard touchdown run to put Michigan State up on the scoreboard, 35-31. It was made possible when the Spartans' special teams unit blocked Purdue's punt at their own 13, setting up the home offense with great field position yet again.

After Michigan State's third touchdown of the fourth quarter, Purdue quarterback Rob Henry drove deep into Spartan territory before throwing his second interception of the game, sealing the win for Michigan State. The Spartans now improve to 10-1 on the year, while Purdue falls to 4-7.

We'll be updating this StoryStream as events progress. Be sure to check our Purdue blog, Hammer And Rails, and our Michigan State blog, The Only Colors.

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