Michigan State got all of the attention last week for its 37-31 Hail Mary win over Wisconsin, and rightfully so. It was a huge stage and a dramatic upset win that all but assured Wisconsin won't be playing for a national title this year.
But a week before in California, two Division III schools ended their game in crazily similar dramatic fashion when Redlands University rallied from a 21-0 deficit to top Claremont-Mudd-Scripps to win 30-24:
Here's how it happened:
Now compare it with Michigan State:
Quarterback Chad Hurst scrambled right, and launched the ball down the field. It was batted laterally and caught by his receiver, Tyler Aubrey. Just like the throw that Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins and receiver Keith Nichol.
Even better? The Spartans were ranked 16th nationally going into their win. The Bulldogs were ranked 15th. Redlands won again in tight fashion last weekend 42-40 over Occidental, so stay tuned to the Spartans to see if the mirror image thing is more than just a fluke.
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