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Video: Rutgers QB Accidentally Spikes Ball On 4th Down, Michigan State Wins

Rutgers fought valiantly against No. 4 Michigan State Saturday night, but in the end, the Spartans did just enough to emerge from Piscataway with a victory. It helped that the Scarlet Knights made a mind-blowing mistake in the game's final minute, however.

Facing a 3rd-and-10 from Michigan State's 40-yard-line, Rutgers quarterback Chris Laviano, with his team trailing 31-24, took a sack with the game clock winding down. He then spiked the ball on fourth down - presumably because he was just trying to stop the clock. Instead, it ended Rutgers' final drive.

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It's unlikely that Rutgers would have scored on the game's final play anyway. But you can imagine Rutgers fans aren't thrilled with how things ended.