Following a turnover on downs by Penn State, Michigan State took over with four minutes remaining and drove for the game-winning score. After eight plays, the Nittany Lions were faced with a decision.
The 7th -ranked Penn State Nittany Lions are on the road again this week against another unsafe Big Ten East opponent.
Big Ten football was thrown into absolute chaos Saturday for several reasons, one of them being No. 24 Michigan State upsetting No. 7 Penn State - handing the Nittany Lions their second consecutive loss of the season - with a near-perfect last-second field goal.
Michigan State's defense allowed 381 passing yards to Nittany Lions signal caller Trace McSorley, but did intercept him on three occasions while pitching a fourth-quarter shutout. Then, on offense, the Lions will need to figure out how to get its unit going, as it has 213 passing yards and just one rushing yard thus far. Running back and Heisman Trophy contender Saquon Barkley finished with 14 carries for 63 yards and three receptions for 33 yards. His teams have lost all 10 of them.
Both teams will be looking for redemption, with Penn State motivated once again by getting slighted by the Buckeyes, and the Spartans fresh off their first conference loss - second overall loss - of the season.
The Spartans kicked a field goal as time expired to win the game 27-24.
The game was delayed for an extended period in the middle of the second quarter over weather concerns, before both teams got back on the field to finish the game out.
Lewerke faked two handoffs before setting his feet and firing to the front corner of the end zone at Spartan Stadium. It also brought a depleted and soggy crowd back to their feet, and made that long, cold wait a little easier to justify. That would make for a delay of almost three hours.
Odds: Penn State opened as 12-point favorites.