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SportsPulse: College football insiders Paul Myerberg and Dan Wolken discuss what the committee got right and wrong in the second playoff reveal of the season.
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Michigan State and No. 7 Ohio State looked headed for a nail-biting finish with the Big Ten rivals separated by one point late in the third quarter. But then weirdness happened.

Pinned by on their 1-yard line, Michigan State threw three incomplete passes, forcing the Spartans to punt.

Mark Dantonio, though, had other ideas. He instructed the long snapper to fire the ball out of the end zone. 

That made the score 9-6. However, it allowed Michigan State to kickoff from the 20-yard line and gain better field position.