'90 Win Over UMAA - He Dropped It (And Other Important, Ignored Elements)

'90 Win Over UMAA - He Dropped It (And Other Important, Ignored Elements)

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'90 Win Over UMAA - He Dropped It (And Other Important, Ignored Elements)

He dropped the ball.  Let us repeat – he dropped the ball.

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With 90 days to go until the 2018 season kicks off, it only makes sense to open up the archive once again and revel in Michigan State’s dramatic and never-to-be-forgotten victory over #1 ranked UMAA on a gorgeous, sun drenched Autumn afternoon in Ann Arbor.

They love to go on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about the supposed poor officiating on one of about a hundred or so key plays in the game.

Here’s a cute photo that the UMAA people STILL circulate – note the clever red circle that they’ve strategically integrated into the photo in order to highlight one of the areas where they like to say that Michigan State “cheated” –

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH……..

Here’s another similar photo that they love to circulate (STILL) that also has one of the really cool red circles around an area where the mean Michigan State player is “cheating” –

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH………..

As we’ve chronicled before here on SpartansWire, watch and listen for yourself as Keith Jackson makes the call in real time on UMAA’s attempt to convert a two-point conversion in the waning moments of this battle.

I’ll provide another transcript of Jackson’s call as the play unfolded –

KEITH JACKSON:

“Howard!!!!!!  HE DROPPED IT, HE DROPPED IT, HE DROPPED IT……….Howard DROPPED it………………………………(crowd noise and so forth)……………………….He HAD it…………………and he DROPPED it……..”

How come nobody ever refers to this when people go to such great lengths to whine about the supposedly poor officiating?

Should we also point out that UMAA missed a chip shot field goal attempt late in the second quarter?

How about how Michigan State stopped UMAA on four straight vanilla running plays that started with 1st and goal from the 3-yard line?

They still love to whine about the officiating, though.

That’s how this whole thing goes with these guys.

With 90 days to go until kickoff of what has the potential to be the biggest season in the history of Michigan State Football, we should take ten minutes out of our day and celebrate the way the Spartans won 28-27 on October 13th, 1990.

And we should always, always, always remind them that he simply dropped the ball.

If there are readers who want to point out that SpartansWire has already addressed this issue, I’d like to say the following:

SpartansWire is going to revisit this issue and this game and the way in which Desmond Howard dropped the ball and the many ways in which Michigan State won this football game many, many, many, many more times and will continue to revisit all of this forever and ever.

Thank you.

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