Michigan State gets lucky when officials overturn a potential Michigan touchdown

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Michigan State dodged a bullet in Saturday's game against Michigan at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, which could have produced a huge momentum swing.

Late in the second quarter with the Spartans facing a 2nd and 20 from the Michigan State 14-yard line, Spartans quarterback Payton Thorne was sacked by David Ojabo for a loss of 11 yards as Thorne lost the ball and it rolled into the end zone.

The ball was recovered by Michigan's Aidan Hutchinson for an apparent Wolverines touchdown, but officials went to the review booth and ruled that Thorne's right shin had hit the turf before the ball popped loose.

The score would have given Michigan at least a 26-14 lead with a minute remaining before halftime.

Instead, the Wolverines went into the break with a 23-14 cushion.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Michigan touchdown overturned after apparent Michigan State fumble