Saturday Spring Game Recaps

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Three Big Ten football teams wrapped up spring practice on Saturday, including spring games for Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin. Recaps for all three schools appear below:

The White defeated the Green, 24-17, in the annual spring game at Spartan Stadium on Saturday afternoon. AJ Troup's 46-yard touchdown reception from Andrew Maxwell with 4:32 left in the game proved to be the difference in a back-and-forth game that featured three lead changes. The Green compiled 325 yards of total offense, led by sophomore quarterback Connor Cook, who completed 10-of-26 passes for 217 yards including a 22-yard touchdown pass to DeAnthony Arnett. RECAP

The Blue-White game scoring system again added an intriguing dimension to the culmination of spring practice, as the Blue (defense) knocked off the White (offense), 67-47, before an estimated 28,000 fans on a Saturday that featured snow, rain, wind and sunshine in Beaver Stadium. Redshirt freshman Akeel Lynch plunged into the south end zone on the White team's opening drive to put the offense on top by a score of 15-4. However, the defense answered with a big finish to the first quarter and a strong second frame en route to a 47-30 lead at halftime. RECAP

The offense's successes were easy to see, but it was a series of small victories that made it the defense's day. The Cardinal team, composed of Wisconsin's defensive unit, forced their offensive counterparts on the White squad to go three-and-out on three straight possessions around halftime, a swing that -- given the game's unique scoring system -- proved to be the difference in a 61-47 win in front of 12,050 fans Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. RECAP

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