- Associated Press - Saturday, October 15, 2016

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Brian Lewerke took over as Michigan State’s starting quarterback Saturday, replacing Tyler O’Connor when the Spartans began their game against Northwestern.

Lewerke, a redshirt freshman, had thrown only four passes this season, but coach Mark Dantonio went with him over O’Connor and Damion Terry in an attempt to boost Michigan State’s sputtering offense. The Spartans had lost three straight games.

On his first passing attempt Saturday, Lewerke floated the ball beautifully to R.J. Shelton for a 33-yard gain on third-and-8.

Lewerke later threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price to open the scoring.

O’Connor, a fifth-year senior, had started the first five games of this season.

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