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Road-weary Nittany Lions drop second straight

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | Nov 5, 2017 7:52 AM
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Michigan State place kicker Matt Coghlin (4) kicks the game winning field goal with seconds remaining to defeat Penn State 27-24 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in East Lansing, Mich.

(East Lansing, MI) -- Matt Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 24 Michigan State a 27-24 victory over No. 7 Penn State yesterday in East Lansing. 

Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans, and Michigan State was aided at the end by a roughing the passer call on Penn State's Marcus Allen.

Lions quarterback Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes in the game breaking Penn State's career passing touchdown record that was owned by Christian Hackenberg.  McSorley now has 51.

It was the second straight tough road  loss for 7-2 Penn State.

They were beaten by a point last Saturday in Columbus by Ohio State.

Yesterday's game started at 12:05pm, but didn't end until after 7pm due to a 3 1/2 hour severe weather delay in the second quarter.

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