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Uploaded on Oct 4, 2009

The two plays that saved the game for Michigan State in their game against Michigan October 3, 2009.

MSU had built a 20-6 lead with just over 5 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. But Michigan fought back valiantly, led by their true freshman quarterback Tate Forcier. Michigan scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes, the second one coming on a Forcier touchdown pass with 2 seconds remaining in regulation.

In overtime, though, Michigan's magic ran out. Forcier's third down pass was tipped by MSU safety Danny Fortener and intercepted by cornerback Chris L. Rucker.

Now needing only a field goal to tie, Michigan State set up to run a short play to center the ball between the hashmarks for kicker Bret Swenson. However, freshman running back Larry Caper had other ideas, as he broke tackles and scored a 23 yard touchdown on 3rd and long. Madness ensued.

The victory marked the first time Michigan State had defeated Michigan two straight years since they won three straight in 1965-67. It also marked Michigan's first overtime lost in the program's history.

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