There must be something about Michigan State games that gets the magic going in the air. Last year, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio seemingly disappeared off camera and now Michigan quarterback John O’Korn has done something similar playing against the Spartans.
He went running toward the MSU sideline and popped up pretty quick after a shove, but then was thrown back to the ground by some sort of mysterious force.
The refs gave the Spartans an unsportsmanlike penalty because they believed O’Korn was pulled down by some staffer or player on the sideline. It’s unclear, but it certainly doesn’t look like a trip like Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler suggested. Michigan State would go on to upset Michigan too so this night was destined for some weirdness.