Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio opted to go for two to try to take the lead late against Ohio State, but it blew up in his face.
Michigan State is having one of its worst seasons in recent memory, so it's fair to say that the Spartans, who won't be heading to a bowl game, were playing Ohio State Saturday afternoon without much to lose. That will make the decision you'll see below make a lot more sense.
The Spartans, who hung with the Buckeyes all afternoon, seemingly were poised to tie up the score at 17-17 after an L.J. Scott touchdown run. But head coach Mark Dantonio, with just under five minutes to play, opted to try a two-point conversion to take the lead. Instead, Tyler O'Connor's pass attempt was intercepted. Check it out:
On the ensuing possession, Ohio State was able to use up three minutes of clock and then coffin punt the Spartans. The Buckeyes hung on for the 17-16 win after intercepting O'Connor on MSU's final possession.
Yes, the move backfired. But given the way Michigan State's season has gone, you can't fault Dantonio for the move. Regardless, Ohio State is 10-1 heading into Michigan week.