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Tyler Greenawalt | NCAA.com | October 20, 2015

Michigan State beats Michigan on last-second fumble recovery touchdown

  Michigan State's Jalen Watts-Jackson scored the game-winning touchdown to beat Michigan, 27-23.

The Michigan State-Michigan rivalry has ended in many different ways over the course of its 108-year history, but never on a last-second fumble recovery touchdown.

With only 10 seconds left on the clock and a two-point lead, Michigan punter Blake O'Neill bobbled the long snap and Michigan State's Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped up the loose ball and scurried 38 yards to the end zone as time expired for the miraculous game-winning touchdown.

Here's a field level view of the final play:

The score gave the Spartans the 27-23 win to remain undefeated this season.

It was a stunning end to a riveting game and won't soon be forgotten among the many memorable Michigan State-Michigan games. With the win, the Spartans extended its win streak over the Wolverines to four, but Michigan still holds the all-time record at 68-35-5.

As you can imagine, the Michigan State sideline went absolutely crazy after Watts-Jackson scored and the final whistle sounded.

Even former Michigan State and current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell couldn't contain his excitment after the play.

Michigan fans, meanwhile, were faced with the unfortunate reality that the Wolverines let a win slip right through their fingers.

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