Michigan State blows game with 12 men on the field penalty
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 HAD 12 ON THE FIELD!!!!! pic.twitter.com/n262wrw7mT
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 14, 2019
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.
— Ben McGreevy (@McGreevyBen) September 14, 2019
— (@King_David_Ja) September 14, 2019
Michigan State made the FG but had 12 men on the field, they had to try again to tie the game and they miss, Arizona State wins. pic.twitter.com/HkJiWZhzTA
— NCAAF Nation (@NCAAFNation247) September 14, 2019
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.