Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, October 10, 2015
The Michigan State-Rutgers game was a wild one, and it saved its wildest moment for the final seconds.
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With the clock ticking down and Rutgers in Michigan State territory trailing 31-24, the Spartans sacked Chris Laviano on third down. The Scarlet Knights rushed to the line for what everyone thought would be a last-second Hail Mary, however Laviano spiked the ball on fourth down.
The mistake turned the ball over to the 4th-ranked Spartans, who claimed the 31-24 road win, their second close call in as many weeks.
Rutgers interim coach Norries Wilson accepted the blame in his postgame press conference.
"At the end of the game, the clock management is 100 percent on the guy in charge and I'm the guy in charge," Wilson said. "So I mismanaged the situation. Chris Laviano did what he was told to do and I told him the wrong thing."
Saturday night marked Wilson's last game as interim coach, as head coach Kyle Flood will return from a three-game suspension.
Here's the final sequence: