Greatest Comeback Ever

While I was in the barber shop this afternoon, I listened to the greatest comeback in NCAA history. From an AP article titled "Spartans Complete Greatest Comeback Ever" by Rick Gano on

Trailing 38-3 in the third quarter, Michigan State rallied Saturday for a 41-38 victory over Northwestern as the Spartans ended a four-game losing streak in dramatic fashion and momentarily took the heat off coach John L. Smith...

Michigan State (4-4, 1-3) got back in game when Ashton Henderson returned a blocked punt for a TD early in the fourth, and the Spartans won it when Brett Swenson kicked a 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds left following a key interception by Travis Key.

Smith, who's been under heavy criticism, took no questions in a postgame news conference. He pointed to his staff and especially his players.

"The ones who really deserve the credit are those guys," Smith said. "They played the game, they believed in each other. They continued to fight, they pulled together and deserved everything they got today."

Until this riveting game, the biggest comeback in Division I-A was 31 points when Maryland beat Miami 42-40 on Nov. 10, 1984, and when Ohio State defeated Minnesota 41-37 on Oct. 28, 1989.

We watched Tennessee make a much smaller comeback to beat Alabama ("Trailing for 56-plus minutes, Vols upend Bama on late Foster TD") and let the boys stay up a little late to watch some of the Tigers game.