MSU beats U of M in shocking final play


Alice Anglin

Aubrey Anglin is waiting patiently for the game to start.

Stephen Kaddis, Staff writer

If you ask a Michigan fan about the Oct. 17 game, the answer you will get is “I don’t want to talk about it.” Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last week, you’ll know that Michigan State pulled off a victory in the last seconds of the game.

Many fans were on the edge of their seats throughout the game. Michigan held the lead for most of the game, but the botched punt from Michigan’s Blake O’Neill cost Michigan the game. Although Michigan lost, many fans agree the final play of Michigan State will be remembered forever. U of M fan and senior Salar Briko is among these fans.

“It was an amazing play; Michigan State surprisingly didn’t give up,” Briko said. “This play will go down historically in the NFL.”

Once again most fans can agree both teams played fairly well throughout the game. Despite the rivalry between the two teams, fans from both sides can agree that it was a game well fought. MSU fan and social studies teacher Mrs. Jessica Bastian found the game to be very captivating.

“As a whole the game was really well played on both sides,” Mrs. Bastian said. “It was the first time in a long time Michigan had a strong defense; it was a well fought game.”

Michigan State’s 27-23 victory came as a surprise to fans, including to social studied teacher and MSU fan Mrs. Laura Mathews.

“Pure shock and joy was all I was feeling,” Mrs. Mathews said. “Total shock, then total joy — in that order.”

 Mrs. Bastian saw the players on the two teams as evenly matched which made for an even better game.

“The two players Burbridge and Lewis played a really good game against each other,” Mrs. Bastian said. “It was a pretty clean game and was even, hard fought.”

In spite of all the positivity that came from the game, things took a turn for the worse when unhappy U of M fans started sending death threats to O’Neill, blaming him for U of M’s loss. U of M fan and junior Evan Hubble finds the hate to be unnecessary.

“It was unexpected,” Hubble said. ” It’s not his fault that he missed it.”

MSU fan and sophomore Kendall Jordan agrees.

“He has accomplished so much and they shouldn’t degrade him of his accomplishments even though he missed the one football,” Jordan said. “Even being a MSU fan, I don’t believe this is necessary.”