Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke probably wishes Tyler O’Connor was under center for this one.

Down 17-14 in the second quarter, Northwestern the Spartans pinned deep in their own territory and were looking to make a big play. The Wildcats certainly got one.

It didn’t take Northwestern defensive end Joe Gaziano shed the blocker and lay the lumber on Lewerke in the end zone for a safety to draw the Wildcats within in.

Lewerke’s ears might still be ringing after that hit.