Watch: Michigan State's R.J. Shelton makes incredible touchdown grab in fourth quarter
Facing a fourth down with less than three minutes left, Michigan State needed to make a play to stay alive in the game.
R.J. Shelton made that play.
On a day when injuries were rampant and second and third string players needed were forced to step up, Spartans third-string quarterback Damian Terry launched a pass into the back of the end zone. From first glance, it looked like the ball would sail out of bounds. Instead, receiver R.J. Shelton made an incredible grab to give Michigan State a 27-24 lead late in the fourth quarter.
Nice throw, @DamionTerry.
Very nice grab, @rj_shelton.
It's a @MSU_Football TD.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 5, 2016
That catch came just moments after tight end Josiah Price dropped an easy pass when he was left wide open in the front of the end zone.