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Fourth Down Call Was OSU's Last Stand

In many ways, the entire Ohio State-Michigan State Big Ten title game could be summed up by one play -- the missed fourth-down try with less than six minutes to go that ended the Buckeyes' last big scoring threat. The teams matched strength vs. strength, and the Spartans came out ahead.

In a game of momentum swings Saturday, Ryan Shazier likely thought he had made the biggest one yet with just under eight minutes to play. The Ohio State linebacker used sheer force to get his way to Michigan State punter Mike Sadler, getting his hand on a punt that sailed only 19 yards. "I was just doing my job," he said. "Coach told us to go and hit the bears (protection blockers). I thought it...

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