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Michigan State showed they plan to be strong contenders in the Big 10 this season with a 38-21 win at Northwestern Friday night (Sept. 3).

The Spartans’ season opener kicked off with a bang, as new running back Kenneth Walker scored a touchdown on the game’s first play. Walker ran 75 years to score the big play, setting the mood for the game ahead.

View the game-opening touchdown below.

Walker scored a total of four touchdowns during the game, carrying the Spartans to a 38-21 win. Watch game highlights below. Go green! (As a MSU graduate, I had to say it.)

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