After Saturday’s 17-14 victory over Ohio State, the Michigan State Spartans find themselves at 10-1, and in firm control of their College Football Playoff destiny.
Being at this spot is impressive in it’s own right, but exactly how they got there is even more impressive.
The Spartans have victories over both the Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines this year in the most improbable fashions. They have led a total of zero seconds in both games, but somehow came away with the wins.
As someone astutely pointed out on a Reddit thread about the stat, the Spartans have only lost this season when they have held a lead at any point inside the game. It’s unclear if something like this has ever happened before, but it wouldn’t be surprising if this was the first instance in college football history.
The Spartans now take on Penn State in their regular season finale next weekend in East Lansing. A win against the Nittany Lions would seal their spot in the Big 10 title game against Iowa with the winner of that likely heading to the playoffs.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports