Well, that was just your typical, boring, nothing-to-see-here OH MY GOD WHAT JUST HAPPENED ending.
“The end of that game … I don’t know,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. “But I’m very proud of our football team.”
I don’t know the last time Keith Nichol clipped his fingernails, but let me be the first to congratulate him on the timing. Nichol caught a Hail Mary pass from Kirk Cousins to stun Wisconsin, after Wisconsin had stunned Michigan State, after Michigan State had stunned Wisconsin, after Wisconsin had stunned Michigan State.
Confused? Imagine how the Badgers feel. They had come back from MSU’s comeback to tie the score at 31. The Spartans had the ball with 79 seconds left, 78 yards from the end zone. They needed a field goal to salvage a game they appeared likely to lose, then seemed to have won.
Then quarterback Kirk Cousins did what great senior quarterbacks do.