The Wisconsin Badgers exposed the Michigan State Spartans' defense in the first quarter for three touchdowns on three possessions, but they've failed to convert even a first down on their first three possessions in the second quarter. In all, they have negative-11 yards in the second quarter opposite Michigan State's 124.
Michigan State's offense has kept motoring. After stopping Wisconsin to a third three-and-out after a Kirk Cousins' interception, the Spartans went 84 yards on eight plays for a score.
The Spartans ran six times on the eight play drive and scored on a Le'Veon Bell eight yard run, but two lengthy pass completions paced the drive. Keshawn Martin made a nice 28 yard catch along the sidelines on a third-and-six and Keith Nichol caught a 17 yard pass to put the Spartans into the red zone.
Kirk Cousins is 10-for-11 with 134 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. The Spartans have now scored 22 unanswered points.