The finish of the Michigan versus Michigan State game was one of the most thrilling and improbable in college football history, but another game played the night before was just as memorable. Nearly 30 college students from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan teamed up with Special Olympics athletes to play the first Special Olympics Rivalry Series flag football game in the country on Friday, October 16. Trailing by eight points with just 15 seconds left in the game, UofM went the length of the football field to score a touchdown as time expired, cutting the Spartans' lead to 28-26. However, the Wolverines would come up just shy on the two-point conversion attempt as Michigan State prevailed with the thrilling 28-26 win. Although the game was close in score and had many remarkable plays, the evening was bigger than the game itself.