In Historic finish MSU stuns Michigan at the Big House

Spartans score on last play of the game to win 27-23

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

18th October, 2015     0

Ann Arbor, MI -  In the most unusual finish to a College Football game that I have ever seen Michigan State University defeats Michigan on the last play of the game.   With only 10 seconds remaining the Spartans scored on 38 yard fumble recovery to win the game 27-23.  That would be only time in the game that MSU lead at the clock expired.  In the highly anticipated matchup between the two nationally ranked teams it lived up to all of its hype.   In front of a chilly 111,780 fans the Wolverines would score first early in the first quarter.   

The game would go back and fourth until the classic ending.  MSU came right back and knotted the score at 7 - 7 on a 11 yard run by L.J. Scott.   Michigan State quarterback would have a good day spreading his passes around to several different receivers keeping the Wolverine defensive backs on their toes.   Late in the game the Michigan defense stepped up and stopped Connor Cook from mounting a game winning drive.   Michigan quarterback Jake Ruduck would have a day that was just good enough to the Wolverines ahead until the last ten seconds of the game. 

That's when the dramatics started.   The Wolverines would face a fourth and two and only ten seconds remaining in the game.    Neither team had any time outs left.   Michigan decided to punt the ball and the clock basically would have run out.   Michigan punter Blake O'Neill who has been rock solid for the Wolverines all season who take the low snap and fumble the ball.   He then would pick up and decided to shuffle the ball to his side and in the hands of MSU's Jalen Watts-Jackson.  He then would race down the sideline for a 38 yard touchdown run and make the final score 27-23.   That would be the only time MSU had the lead in the game.  

Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh would say in the locker room "these guys played their guts out today and will have to come back from this."    In an excited MSU locker room Spartan Head Coach Mark Dantonio would say "we have to play all 60 minutes of the game and it didn't look good with ten seconds left."    Michigan State now moves to 7-0 on the season while Michigan now stands at 5-2.   Michigan will have a bye week before traveling to Minnesota to face them on Halloween evening.   State returns to Spartan Stadium next Saturday to take on Indiana. 

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