Watch: L.J. Scott Scores Game-Winning Fourth Quarter Touchdown Against Iowa.

    L.J. Scott Scores Game-Winning Fourth Quarter Touchdown Against Iowa to help Spartans capture Big Ten Championship.

    December 6, 2015

    Iowa was looking to claim its first outright Big Ten title since 1985 when it squared off against Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game on Saturday — but LJ Scott had other plans.

    The Michigan State true freshman running back scored the game-winning touchdown from one yard out with just 27 seconds to play to propel the Spartans to a 16-13 victory, stunning the Hawkeyes in Indianapolis and all but assuring themselves a spot in the College Football Playoff.

    Iowa led 13-9 with just over nine minutes remaining in the contest, but then Michigan State marched down the field 79 yards to set up a first-and-goal scenario from the 3-yard line. The Hawkeyes turned back Scott on his first two attempts to score, but the third time was a charm as Scott managed to nudge the ball over the goal line on his second effort while taking on a horde of defenders.

    The 22-play game-winning drive was Michigan State’s longest in over 12 seasons and the longest drive by any FBS team in the last two seasons.


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