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Monday, July 13, 2020

Michigan State blows game with 12 men on the field penalty

Michigan State 12 men on the field

Michigan State blew their game at home against Arizona State on Saturday largely because of a 12 men on the field penalty.

The Spartans were up 7-3 on the Sun Devils but allowed ASU to score a touchdown in the final minute. Michigan State, whose offense had mostly been missing for the game, rose to drive down the field in the final 50 seconds. They got the ball to the Arizona State 24 and had kicker Matt Coghlin attempt a 42-yard field goal. He made it, but the kick was erased because of a 12 men on the field penalty.

Michigan State was pushed back five yards, and you can guess what happened — Coghlin hooked the next kick and the Spartans lost 10-7.

Michigan State fans couldn’t believe it.

This is the second year in a row that Michigan State has lost to Arizona State.

The Spartans actually put up 404 yards but were penalized 10 times for 91 yards and lost a fumble. That’s enough to give the game away. That, and a pathetic too many men on the field penalty did it.

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