Michigan State football blows game to Indiana, 39-31, in 2OT

EAST LANSING — It took Indiana less than two minutes Saturday to put a major scare into Michigan State football’s quest for bowl hopes. It appeared to be a minor blip.

It turned out to be more than just fleeting fear in the frigid air. It was a harbinger of an epic disaster to come.

The Spartans blew a 17-point lead in the second half in catastrophic fashion, with breakdowns in every phase of the game. A 79-yard touchdown run by the Hoosiers’ Shaun Shivers, then an 88-yard kickoff return by teammate Jaylin Lucas. A Payton Thorne interception on the next MSU play led to a field goal. Then a ground march pulled Indiana into a tie with Josh Henderson’s 1-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

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