Nearly immediately after the score, a heavy rain began falling at Michigan Stadium, slowing down each team's offense to a grinding halt.
"I'm not going to get into questioning the play-calling", Harbaugh said.
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The defense did provide Michigan's biggest second-half spark.
Strong winds and heavy rain affected the game in the third quarter, making it even more hard for the offensively challenged teams to move the ball.
That proved to be a critical one, a 3-yard Brian sneak that kept the chains and clock moving. A sexual assault investigation led to the dismissal of three players. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won 10 of their last 15 home games. The offense made it to the Michigan State 37-yard line with five seconds left, but O'Korn's Hail Mary heave fell incomplete at the goal line, ending the game. Meanwhile, the Michigan State Spartans are now 3-1 and are looking for a huge win to potentially put them in the top 25. John O'Korn completed one of them for a first down. For their head-to-head over the past three meetings, Michigan State is 2-1. "It's something Coach (Mark) Dantonio preaches all the time".
U-M moved the ball easily on its opening drive, marching 64 yards in 16 plays that took 6:56 off the clock.
SHUTTING IT DOWN: Michigan has not allowed its first four opponents to score in the fourth quarter and is allowing just 13.5 points per game. Bachie ripped the ball away from U-M running back Karan Higdon, and Frey pounced on it in Wolverines territory.
Bachie forced a Ty Isaac fumble and Frey recovered at the MI 46. The senior often started running before he needed to. They are who they are, and they need to find a way to adapt or this will happen against Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State. MSU went into halftime leading 14-3. Lewerke has at least one touchdown pass in his last six games. London had five carries for 59 yards before intermission. He showed the ability to escape a pass rush and create momentum at times against the Spartans, but also appeared to lose his poise during that turnover deluge early in the final quarter. We want to win them all, and most importantly, we want to win this one. O'Korn was 10-for-19 for 112 yards despite that, but U-M's two fumbles were costly.
The native of Brook Park, Ohio, forced a fumble on Michigan's second offensive series in the first quarter, giving MSU excellent field position at the MI 46-yard line. And then fellow true freshman Laress Nelson muffed a punt that pushed MSU back to its own 2 after a three-and-out by the defense.
O'Korn finished Saturday's game against Michigan State with 198 yards and three interceptions on just 16-of-35 passing.