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#pounditFriday, July 19, 2024

Michigan State beats Michigan on crazy play at end of regulation (Video)


With just seconds remaining in regulation, it looked for all the world like Michigan was going to beat in-state rivals Michigan State on Saturday. Unfortunately, that was long enough for things to go horribly wrong for the Wolverines.

Nursing a 23-21 lead with ten seconds left in the fourth quarter, Blake O’Neill was on to punt with the ball on Michigan State’s 47-yard line looking to pin the Spartans deep in their own territory. That would have forced Michigan State to need a miracle to claim a victory.

O’Neill had trouble handling the snap and never gained control of the football, which found its way into the hands of Jalen Watts-Jackson. The sophomore scampered 38-yards the other way for a Michigan State touchdown with the game clock showing all zeroes.

And just like that, the Spartans stay perfect at 7-0 and defeat the Wolverines for the third consecutive year and seventh time in the last eight meetings. For Michigan, that’s about as heartbreaking a loss as you can suffer considering how it happened and who the opponent was.


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