The Michigan State Spartans won their game against Michigan on Saturday in the most improbable way possible. Going into the final play of the game, the Spartans had a 0.2 percent chance to win the game, but they somehow managed to do so when Michigan punter Blake O’Neill dropped the snap and it was returned for a touchdown by Michigan State safety Jalen Watts-Jackson.
After the play, Spartans began piling on top of Watts-Jackson in the endzone. It isn’t clear if Watts-Jackson was injured after diving into the endzone or during the celebration, but he had to be carted off the field and was later diagnosed with a fractured hip, which was operated on.
He will now miss the rest of the season. This chilling new sideline angle of the fumble return not only shows him racing down the sideline, but the players’ transition from elation to concern as Watts-Jackson was in clear pain.
You can see some of the players began snatching their teammates off of Watts-Jackson as he is buried under a mountain of his own brothers. It is truly a terrifying sight to see, but you can’t blame them as they got caught up in the moment of the unbelievable victory.
Here’s to hoping Watts-Jackson makes a full and speedy recovery. This will probably serve as a lesson to other teams from across the country.
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