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Northwestern players set a ridiculous amount of records vs. Michigan State

54 points will do that for you.

Northwestern v Michigan State Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Yes, this is what offense feels like.

The Wildcats put up 54 points in an incredible high-flying display against Michigan State in East Lansing. The visitors racked up nearly 500 yards of offense en-route to the victory evening their record to 3-3.

This game was filled with a ton of highs and lows and crazy plays throughout, and with the Wildcats firing on all cylinders offensively, a lot of individuals were able to set career highs. Here are all of the records set Saturday as well as some team accomplishments as well.

Individual offense:

Justin Jackson

  • 188 rushing yards (previous high: 186)

Austin Carr

  • 11 receptions (previous career high: eight)
  • First Wildcat with a touchdown reception in five straight games since Teddy Johnson in 2000.
  • First Wildcat with multiple receiving touchdowns in back-to-back games since Jeremy Ebert in 2011.

Flynn Nagel

  • 81 receiving yards (previous high 48)
  • Five receptions (previous high: four)
  • Long of 57 yards (previous high: 33)
  • First career touchdown

Andrew Scanlan

  • 32 receiving yards (previous high: 19)
  • Long of 20 yards (previous high: 19)

Clayton Thorson

  • 27 completions (previous high: 24)
  • 77.1 completion percentage (previous high: 73.7)

John Moten

  • Eight carries (previous high: three)
  • 12 yards (previous high: 11)

Individual defense:

Kyle Queiro

  • Seven tackles tackles (previous high: 6)

Joe Gaziano

  • Four tackles (previous high: three)
  • First career sack
  • First career tackle for loss

Trent Goens

  • Three tackles (previous high: two)


  • The 54 points scored were the most Michigan State has ever surrendered at home.
  • It also marks the highest output from NU since 59 against Indiana on October 29, 2011.
  • The 92 combined points over the past two games are the most since the Wildcats put up 92 combined versus California and Syracuse to open the 2013 season.