For a moment, it looked like Sparty was really in trouble.
Furman, who had been giving Michigan State fits all night in East Lansing, picked off a Tyler O’Connor pass, giving the Paladins the ball, midway through the fourth quarter, trailing 21-13. All the momentum seemed to be with the purple and white, then this happened:
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That’s sophomore linebacker Andrew Dowell, laying out and snagging Furman quarterback P.J. Blazejowski’s pass. It’s difficult to project how the Spartans’ season will shake out, but for now, that was a huge play.