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Pat Caputo: “Rocket” vaults MSU Into College Football’s Elite With Incredible Victory Over Wisconsin

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Le'Veon Bell #24 of the Michigan State Spartans runs with the football in the fourth quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Badgers 37-31 on the final play of the game.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Le’Veon Bell #24 of the Michigan State Spartans runs with the football in the fourth quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Badgers 37-31 on the final play of the game. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

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They call the play “Rocket” at Michigan State. It is the long heave into the end zone as time runs out.

“Every team has it in their playbook,” said Spartans receiver Keith Nichol after making the reception that will never be forgotten in East Lansing.

Not every team gets the result of a game-winning touchdown. Michigan State did Saturday night, and it just might shoot the Spartans to college football’s version of the moon.

 

- Click on here to read more of Pat Caputo’s story in the Oakland Press and view video -

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