Michigan State Football: Brian Lewerke stars in upset win over Penn State

EAST LANSING, MI - SEPTEMBER 23: Brian Lewerke /

Michigan State football picked up a huge win over No. 7 Penn State on Saturday evening thanks to a big game from Brian Lewerke.

Do you believe in miracles? Well, if you’re a fan of Michigan State football, you have to. Just months after hearing all about the 3-9 finish from a season ago, Michigan State pulled off an improbable victory over Penn State — just weeks after a win over Michigan.

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Yes, this is the same team that was predicted to finish fourth or even fifth in the Big Ten East this season, but are currently tied for first with Ohio State. The Buckeyes, however, lost in blowout fashion against Iowa on Saturday evening, leaving the door wide open to the title game.

Matt Coghlin was the hero in East Lansing at about 7 p.m. ET as he nailed a game-winning field goal as time ran out.

What does this all mean? Basically Michigan State will be the Big Ten East champ by winning out. That won’t be easy.

However, if Brian Lewerke keeps playing the way he has, the Spartans will be tough to beat. Against a tough Penn State defense in horrid conditions (which included a 3.5-hour delay), the sophomore gunslinger passed for 400 yards and two touchdowns with a fluke of an interception in the fourth quarter.

This means Lewerke has back-to-back 400-yard games, pushing his total over 2,200 on the season with 16 touchdown passes and five interceptions. This kid is proving to be an elite passer and he’s just starting to gain momentum.

Constantly against the Nittany Lions, he threaded the needle, finding receivers in tight windows. He had a couple of questionable throws, but was effective on 56 attempts, completing 33 of them. Also, you have to realize a number of those incompletions were drops.

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This team is proving to be the real deal after the 27-24 in on Saturday night. Watch out, Big Ten East, Michigan State is hungry for another title.