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COL FB: Wisconsin 37, Michigan State 34

  |   Sept. 29, 2007 at 9:16 PM
MADISON, Wis., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A 22-yard field goal by Taylor Mehlhaff with 6:15 left Saturday pushed No. 9 Wisconsin to a 37-34 win over No. 23 Michigan State in a battle of unbeatens.

The victory extended the Badgers' win streak -- the longest in the nation -- to 14. Wisconsin, now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten, totaled 461 yards of offense against the Spartans, who slipped to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the conference.

P.J. Hill, who finished with 155 yards on 34 carries, scored first on a five-yard run. But Michigan State's Jehuu Caulcrick scored twice from two yards out.

Tyler Donovan hit Travis Beckum for a 2-yard TD and Kyle Jefferson for a 65-yard score that gave the Badgers a 21-14 lead. Michigan State responded with Devin Thomas' 80-yard TD reception.

Mehlhaff then hit field goals of 35 and 47 yards to make it 27-21 Wisconsin.

MSU managed a third-quarter field goal but David Gilreath scored from one yard out to make it 34-24. Mark Dell caught a 3-yard TDs and another MSU field goal tied it at 34-34 -- setting the stage for Mehlhaff's final field goal heroics.

Michigan State’s Javon Ringer tallied 145 rushing yards and 88 receiving yards.

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