Tom Izzo Excitingly Celebrates Rare Michigan State Touchdown

By Connor Muldowney
Tom Izzo
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If you haven’t watched or heard about the Michigan State Spartans‘ football team this year, you’re probably lucky. No, they aren’t terrible as a whole, they actually have one of the best defenses in the entire nation — they are just pathetic offensively.

Head basketball coach for the Spartans, Tom Izzo, took time out of his busy schedule to attend the Michigan State vs. South Florida Bulls game at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing on Saturday afternoon. Despite having about an hour rain delay, the Spartan fans stuck around to watch the poor offense attempt to score points.

Izzo also spent time there to support his good friend, Mark Dantonio, lead his team to its second victory to begin the 2013 season. The score was 0-0 early on and it looked like neither team was going to score until this happened:

Michigan State scored a defensive touchdown for the second straight week. In fact, defensive end Shilique Calhoun has more touchdowns than the entire Spartan offense this season. With a touchdown on a fumble recovery last week and then touchdowns on a fumble recovery and interception this week, the Spartans look like they will be relying on their defense this season.

That’s beside the point. Izzo got to celebrate emphatically with the student section during the Michigan State game. It was pretty awesome to see a famous head coach celebrate with a dedicated student section over one of the most rare happenings in college football: a Michigan State touchdown.

With Izzo on the Spartans’ side during football season, they may never lose.

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