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Output only includes games where both schools were classified as major schools and thus will not necessarily match "official" all-time results.

Northwestern versus Michigan State

Northwestern won 13 games and Michigan State won 38 games.
Longest winning streak by Northwestern: 2 games
Longest winning streak by Michigan State: 11 games
Most points scored by Northwestern: 49 (Oct 22, 2005)
Most points scored by Michigan State: 76 (Nov 18, 1989)
Largest margin of victory by Northwestern: +35 (Oct 22, 2005)
Largest margin of victory by Michigan State: +62 (Nov 18, 1989)

51 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp Diff W L T Streak Notes
1 Nov 14, 1959 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 10 15 -5 0 1 0 L 1
2 Nov 12, 1960 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 18 21 -3 0 2 0 L 2
3 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 13 21 -8 0 3 0 L 3
4 Nov 17, 1962 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 7 31 -24 0 4 0 L 4
5 Oct 26, 1963 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 7 15 -8 0 5 0 L 5
6 Oct 24, 1964 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 6 24 -18 0 6 0 L 6
7 Oct 30, 1965 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 7 49 -42 0 7 0 L 7
8 Oct 29, 1966 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 0 22 -22 0 8 0 L 8
9 Nov 25, 1967 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 27 41 -14 0 9 0 L 9
10 Nov 23, 1968 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 14 31 -17 0 10 0 L 10
11 Nov 22, 1969 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 7 39 -32 0 11 0 L 11
12 Nov 21, 1970 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 23 20 3 1 11 0 W 1
13 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 28 7 21 2 11 0 W 2
14 Nov 25, 1972 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 24 -10 2 12 0 L 1
15 Sep 15, 1973 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 14 10 4 3 12 0 W 1
16 Sep 14, 1974 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 7 41 -34 3 13 0 L 1
17 Nov 15, 1975 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 47 -33 3 14 0 L 2
18 Nov 13, 1976 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 42 21 21 4 14 0 W 1
19 Nov 11, 1977 Fri Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 3 44 -41 4 15 0 L 1
20 Nov 18, 1978 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 3 52 -49 4 16 0 L 2
G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp Diff W L T Streak Notes
21 Nov 3, 1979 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 7 42 -35 4 17 0 L 3
22 Nov 8, 1980 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 10 42 -32 4 18 0 L 4
23 Nov 7, 1981 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 14 61 -47 4 19 0 L 5
24 Nov 6, 1982 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 28 24 4 5 19 0 W 1
25 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 3 9 -6 5 20 0 L 1
26 Nov 3, 1984 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 10 27 -17 5 21 0 L 2
27 Nov 16, 1985 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 0 32 -32 5 22 0 L 3
28 Nov 15, 1986 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 24 21 3 6 22 0 W 1
29 Oct 17, 1987 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 0 38 -38 6 23 0 L 1
30 Oct 15, 1988 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 3 36 -33 6 24 0 L 2
31 Nov 18, 1989 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 76 -62 6 25 0 L 3
32 Nov 17, 1990 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 22 29 -7 6 26 0 L 4
33 Nov 2, 1991 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 16 13 3 7 26 0 W 1
34 Oct 31, 1992 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 26 27 -1 7 27 0 L 1
35 Nov 6, 1993 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 29 31 -2 7 28 0 L 2
36 Nov 5, 1994 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 17 35 -18 7 29 0 L 3
37 Oct 18, 1997 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 19 17 2 8 29 0 W 1
38 Oct 31, 1998 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 5 29 -24 8 30 0 L 1
39 Nov 13, 1999 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 0 34 -34 8 31 0 L 2
40 Sep 30, 2000 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 37 17 20 9 31 0 W 1
G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp Diff W L T Streak Notes
41 Sep 29, 2001 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten W 27 26 1 10 31 0 W 2
42 Sep 28, 2002 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 24 39 -15 10 32 0 L 1
43 Oct 22, 2005 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 49 14 35 11 32 0 W 1
44 Oct 21, 2006 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 38 41 -3 11 33 0 L 1
45 Oct 6, 2007 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 48 41 7 12 33 0 W 1
46 Oct 11, 2008 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 20 37 -17 12 34 0 L 1
47 Oct 17, 2009 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 24 -10 12 35 0 L 2
48 Oct 23, 2010 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 27 35 -8 12 36 0 L 3
49 Nov 26, 2011 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 17 31 -14 12 37 0 L 4
50 Nov 17, 2012 Sat Northwestern @ Michigan State Big Ten W 23 20 3 13 37 0 W 1
51 Nov 23, 2013 Sat Northwestern Michigan State Big Ten L 6 30 -24 13 38 0 L 1