Published: Nov. 6, 2017

No. 24 Spartans wait out weather delay, upset No. 7 Penn State, 27-24

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On a long, wet, wacky day at Spartan Stadium, Coghlin's celebration sure felt appropriate.

Coghlin kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired — some seven hours after the game began — and No. 24 Michigan State upset No. 7 Penn State 27-24 on Saturday night in a game that was delayed nearly 3 1/2 hours by severe weather in the second quarter. After making his winning kick, Coghlin ran back down the field and slid across it on his stomach while his teammates joined him in celebration.

"I wasn't really thinking about the celebration," Coghlin said. "Kind of running away — because I don't want to get trampled. Just dove on the ground. I don't know why."
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