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UM, MSU radio calls going viral

Tony Paul
The Detroit News

Ann Arbor — Michigan and Michigan State radio calls of the final play of Saturday's stunner are making the rounds on the Internet.

As you can imagine, the tone is wildly different from MSU to UM.

On the Michigan state broadcast, play-by-play man George Blaha starts the call: "Bad snap! Bobbled! Scooped up! Here come the Spartans! Down the sidelines! Racing into the end zone!"

That's when analyst Jason Strayhorn absolutely lost it, being heard in the background yelling: "Are you kidding me! Are you kidding me! Oh my God! Oh my God! Touchdown! No flags! How did that happen?"

Things were a little more subdued on the UM side, obviously.

Play-by-play man Jim Brandstatter, after the MSU touchdown, said, "You've got to be kidding me. That you could not write. Michigan had the game on the line on the foot, and Michigan State wins it with a 37-yard fumble return on a punt that is mishandled by Blake O'Neill.

"I don't. Know What. To Say."

Analayst Dan Dierdorf then chimed in.

"I'm not sure I've ever been involved with a football game that ended like that," he said. "I don't know if I've ever seen a football game just handed to the other team like that."

Added Brandstatter: "I don't know whether 'heartbreak' actually covers that."

Kudos to the UM student broadcasters, by the way. They identified the MSU touchdown was scored by Jalen Watts-Jackson before their professional peers did.

tpaul@detroitnews.com

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