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(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets. This special edition highlights Saturday nights' dramatic Michigan State win over Wisconsin)
One for the Ages.
Michigan State defeated the Badgers in dramatic last-second fashion in an absolute game for the ages. If this game wasn't an Instant Classic for ESPN Classic, then nothing is. (Rivals.com)
And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder.
Wisconsin's hopes for a BCS championship appearance (along with those of the Big Ten, in all probability) pretty much came crashing down in East Lansing.(The Wisconsin State Journal)
Master and Commander.
Credit Michigan St. QB Kirk Cousins directions to running back Le’Veon Bell on a pivotal third down were key to setting up the Spartans' last second touchdown against Wisconsin. (The Detroit Free Press)
Michigan St. victory proves instant replay works in sports.
Because Andrew Wagner said so. (OnMilwaukee.com)
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Forget the speech at Big Ten media day that made Kirk Cousins a minor national celebrity. The Michigan State quarterback's finest oration came this past summer as he stood before his offensive linemen in the Spartans' locker room.
Wow. It took several Wisconsin miscues, a Hail Mary and then some, but Michigan State outlasted Wisconsin in literally a game of inches. Tied at 31 with just four seconds left, Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins heaved the ball to the end zone, which was tipped back out before landing in the hands of Johnny-on-the-spot receiver Keith…
In one of the more memorable finishes to this college football season, Michigan State pulled off the upset over Wisconsin with a game-winning hail mary touchdown pass.
Watch as the final four second unfold as Spartans quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a deep pass that gets batted into the hands of wide receiver Keith Nichol who barely makes it over the goal-line:
There’s four seconds left on the clock, the games on the line and you have 44 yds to go for the score. The game is tied and your only hope lies on one last desperate attempt.
Kirk Cousins (8) throws the final pass of the game (Photo by: Jon Coffey/isportsweb.com)
You heave the ball to the end zone and your receiver catches it to win the game!
It’s what every kid dreams about...
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- It looked more like pinball than football.
Apparently Keith Nichol is a pinball wizard.
Kirk Cousins lofted a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone as time expired. Wisconsins Jared Abbrederis, a receiver who was inserted as an extra defensive back for the final play, leaped high and possibly tipped the pass, if only slightly.
The ball then went off the face...
In one of the most exciting games of the NCAA football season to date, #16 ranked Michigan State had #6 Wisconsin on the ropes most of the game before behind tied 31-31 with the ball at four seconds on the clock. Out of field goal range the Spartans opted for a Kirk Cousins Hail Mary [...]
EAST LANSING, Mich. It looked more like pinball than football.
Apparently Keith Nichol is a pinball wizard.
Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins lofted a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone as time expired. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis, a receiver who was inserted as an extra defensive back for the final play, leaped high and possibly tipped the pass, if only slightly.
Following Michigan State's dramatic 37-31 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin, two Spartans have earned weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference.Fifth-year senior quarterback Kirk Cousins was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week, while sophomore linebacker Kyler Elsworth garnered Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
(Big Tentacles is the SWRT look at the Big Ten and the schools it not-so-secretly covets.)
What a long, strange trip it's been.
Matt Charboneau looks at the divergent paths of Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol, who competed for the starting QB at Michigan State in 2009. Nichol later switched to wide receiver, and was responsible for catching Cousins' Hail-Mary pass...
Just when you thought the Wisconsin Badgers were dead in the water, they came charging back in the fourth quarter only to be crushed by a desperation hail-mary as time expired. Michigan State put together an all-around great performance to win 37-31 and hand the Badgers their first loss of the season.
Senior wideout Keith Nichol caught the 44 yard heave from...
In Monday's "Daily Edition", hear more on the Spartan's victory over the Badgers with senior captain Kirk Cousins in our weekly installment of Monday Morning Quarterback, see highlights from the women's soccer victory over Ohio State, and get Spartan scores from men's soccer and women's tennis.
Michigan State has moved up six spots to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 - and the Spartans ranked even higher than that in terms of entertainment value this weekend when they beat Wisconsin 37-31 on a last-second heave.
Keith Nichol caught Kirk Cousins' pass off a carom and barely reached the end zone for a tiebreaking 44-yard touchdown Saturday night. The Badgers fell eight spots to...
After a quick start gave the Badgers a 14-0 lead, the Spartans answered with 23 second quarter points and won on a last second hail mary pass, breaking the hearts of Badger fans everywhere. The Spartans ended the Badgers’ bid for an unbeaten season, winning 37-31 and taking control of the Big Ten.
Turning Point: With about five minutes left in the second quarter, the Spartans blocked...
Michigan State has moved up six spots to No. 9 in the AP Top 25 -- and the Spartans ranked even higher than that in terms of entertainment value this weekend when they beat Wisconsin 37-31 on a last-second heave. Keith Nichol caught Kirk Cousins' pass off a carom and barely reached the end zone for a tiebreaking 44-yard touchdown Saturday night.