Wisconsin vs. Michigan State: Big-play artist Jayden Reed comes up big in overtime for the Spartans

EAST LANSING, MICH – A look back at Wisconsin’s 34-28 loss to Michigan State at Spartan Stadium Saturday.

The fifth-year senior didn’t just make a tough grab for the winning touchdown, he had a hand in both of the Spartans’ touchdowns in overtime.

He finished the day with nine catches for 117 yards and a touchdown plus 25 passing yards. He also had an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown that was nullified by a questionable penalty for blocking below the waist.

His touchdown pass to Keon Coleman on the first play of overtime was the first throw of his career.

“Michigan State, credit to them, they have a lot of athletes on the outside,” UW senior safety John Torchio said. “No 1 (Reed) I don’t know his name, he was one of them.”

On the game-winning play, Reed was matched up with redshirt freshman Ricardo Hallman in single coverage on a go route. Hallman had tight coverage on the play, but Reed was able to turn his body enough to get both hands on Payton Thorne’s pass and make the catch that sent the Homecoming crowd of 72,526 home happy.

The Spartans’ four-game losing streak was snapped.

“Obviously, things have been tough for us this year, I think you guys can see that we’re a team that actually cares,” Reed said. “We try and fight our hardest to go out and make plays. Not everything goes your way all the time but we never lost confidence in each other and we stuck together as a group.”

With 123 yards and two touchdowns in 29 carries, the sophomore was UW’s most consiste