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Statistical Tidbits after Northwestern

[Bump.  Also, it's a busy week for me, and KJ is on vacation, so interesting posts with good information are likely to be bumped! --LVS.]

As the title says, here are some things you might find interesting following MSU's victory in Evanston:

  • Dell and Cunningham both had over 100 yards receiving, which is the first time since the PSU game in 2007 that MSU has had 2 players go over 100 (Devin Thomas and Kellen Davis).
  • MSU has now outscored its last 3 opponents (Michigan, Illinois, and Northwestern) 68-17 in the second half.
  • MSU has not given up a passing TD since the 2nd quarter of the Michigan game, a span of 10+ quarters.
  • In the last 13+ quarters of football, the only rushing TDs MSU has allowed have been by opposing quarterbacks (Shoelace and Persa).
  • After giving up 32 passings TDs last season (2.46 per game), MSU has only given up 10 through 8 games (1.25 per game).
  • Cunningham is now 10th all-time for career receptions with 122.  If he averages just over 5 catches per game for the next 5 games, he will break Matt Trannon's record of 148.  But seeing as how he's only a junior, if he doesn't break it this year, he should easily break it and far exceed it next year.

On an unrelated note, I'm a little disappointed that we didn't draw even more inspiration from "300" and dub the game against Northwestern "Spartans vs. Persans" or something like that - ah well, I think Persa's got another year.

This is a FanPost, written by a member of the TOC community. It does not represent the official positions of The Only Colors, Inc.--largely because we have no official positions.

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