Michigan State slept through the first half against Northwestern and found themselves facing a 14-6 deficit. Mark Dantonio allowed the playbook to be opened up found a reverse. The Spartans ran it to perfection, with Felton Davis racing in for an easy 48-yard touchdown.
The score brought MSU within two points on the real scoreboard, and ahead in Tim Brando’s mind. A lead in the actual game was realized shortly after when the Spartans converted an interception into seven points. Possible clairvoyance at play here.