Sunday, October 18, 2015

It Happened In The Big House

"Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie"

It's a play that has already gone down into the annals of college football infamy.  It sits right up there with the Stanford Cardinal band on the field and other such zany and unbelievable endings to a hard fought day on the gridiron.

The #7 Michigan State Spartans and #12 Michigan Wolverines met on a battlefield that holds 107,601 yelling, screaming Wolverine army supporters. This haloed ground is simply called "The Big House." To say it's a field of Wolverine advantage is the truest of understatements.  The home field edge found the Wolverines ten seconds from sure victory when a low, fumbled snap to it's punter breathed one last gasp of hope into Spartan lungs.

It was Spartan, Jalen Watts-Jackson, who restored life to a beaten army and lit up the day when he inhaled the fumbled punt snap, scooping and scoring with zero seconds left on the clock.

Flanked by a platoon of green helmeted men with an enormous Spartan S stamped on their hearts, Watts-Jackson matriculated his way 38 yards to the end-zone and put a stamp on one of the most spectacular game endings this rivalry has produced.  

For the Michigan Wolverines, an annual battle against one of their toughest foes is in the books. They'll let their wounds heal and live for a visit to Spartan field in 2016.  For the Michigan State Spartans, they've lived up to their motto of "Never retreat, Never surrender." They've proven once again that on any given day, be it home turf or foreign soil, they'll fight until the last Spartan warrior breath has been exhausted.  For Spartan law mandates such a pledge.

"Go tell the Spartans, passerby, that here by Spartan law, we lie"

Final Score
Spartans 27
Wolverines 23

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