There is no love lost between Michigan and Michigan State on the football field. By now, you’ve probably seen the Spartans’ dramatic game-winning touchdown that stunned the Wolverines in the fourth quarter of Saturday's tilt. But here it is once more:

Jalen-Watts Jackson will forever be a hero thanks to that play, as he returned the bobbled punt for a touchdown. But something that gets overlooked when analyzing such a crazy sequence is that Watts-Jackson fractured his hip on the play. As a result, he needed surgery, and he was taken to University of Michigan hospital.

Thankfully, for as fierce as the Michigan State-Michigan rivalry is on the field, it’s quite civil and compassionate off of it. Watts-Jackson said he felt at home at the University of Michigan hospital.

Some things are just more important than football rivalries, and it’s good to know both of these schools understand that.

Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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