Column: Was JT Barrett short?

Was JT Barrett short? It’s a question that will be asked until the end of time by Michigan fans, and certainly a question that took social media by storm after Barrett, the Ohio State quarterback, got the first down on a fourth down and one in double overtime in his team’s 30-27 win over Michigan at Ohio Stadium Saturday, Nov. 26.

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Brandon Bean hurdles over the opposing team to make the touchdown during the playoff game against Texas A&M Commerce on Saturday Nov. 26, 2016

GVSU tops Texas A&M Commerce 55-32 in second round of playoffs

Bart Williams knew he made a mistake. The Grand Valley State quarterback threw an interception that was returned 97-yards for a touchdown by Texas A&M Commerce cornerback Yusef Sterling-Lowe, cutting the GVSU lead to just seven points early in the third quarter. Williams and the Lakers didn’t fold after the tough play—they responded. The Lakers pulled away from the Lions in the second half and won 55-32 at home in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs Saturday, Nov.

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GVSU defeats SVSU 62-56 in double overtime

Tied 56-56 in double overtime, Saginaw Valley State elected to go for a fourth down on fourth-and-one 16 yards away from the end zone. Grand Valley State defensive tackle Mark Rosenquist stuffed Cardinal running back Tommy Scott Jr. on third-and-one, and the Cardinals originally sent out their field goal unit for fourth down. But the Cardinals forgot to send out a holder for the field goal, and they called a timeout—during which, they decided to try and make the play.

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