With the Wolverines up 23–21 and 10 seconds left, Blake O’Neill, punting away on a play that looked like it would seal the game, fumbled the snap and then attempted to get rid of the ball. As he tried to kick it away, Michigan State’s special teams arrived and applied heavy pressure, forcing him to lose the ball. Sophomore Jalen Watts-Jackson, a reserve defensive back, came up with the fumble and took it back all the way to win the game.
You can watch the game-winning play below.
Michigan State moves to 7–0, and Michigan drops to 5–2. The Spartans, after topping their hated rival on the road, were elated, as you can see below.
After the game, Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said Watts-Jackson had sustained a broken or dislocated hip on the play.