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Northwestern 14, Michigan State 10


Coaching debuts for Denny Stolz at MSU and John Pont at NW

NW first win in opener in six years


Mitch Anderson 10 yd TD pass to Steve Craig in fourth quarter provided the win

Both NW touchdowns came off turnovers

NW rec fumble in 2nd qt and then went 53 yds with Stan Key going over for TD

Trailing 10-7 in the final period, Pete Wessel intercepted a Charley Baggett and returned it 25 yds to set up winning score

NW Anderson 9/22, 86 yds, 2 INT (starter last yr before hurt midway through season)


  • "Anderson's 10-Yard Pass Lifts Northwestern, 14-10." Palm Beach Post. 16 Sept 1973.