This season in college football, we saw the littler guys rise up to the top on more than one occasion and shine in the brightest light possible. The Auburn Tigers represent the cream of that crop but the Michigan State Spartans are a close second as they came into the season with next to no expectation in a Big Ten that was going to be dominated by the Ohio State Buckeyes and ended their 2013 campaign with a classic Rose Bowl win.
Michigan State stopped the Stanford Cardinal on a 4th and 1 to win the Rose Bowl, but while they may have come out of this season with an improbable run to a Rose Bowl victory, the Spartans still couldn’t do everything right and fumbled a golden opportunity to cap things off with a cliché Gatorade shower.
That’s not a metaphor, Michigan State literally failed at the Gatorade shower designed to douse head coach Mark Dantonio at the end of the game.
Good thing they didn’t need accuracy late in the game to beat Stanford, or maybe we can say Michigan State used up all the accuracy they had on winning the Rose Bowl. Let’s be honest though, even if Dantonio hadn’t moved, the Gatorade came nowhere close to him.
But at the end of the day, Michigan State can fail on as many Gatorade showers they want, because they won the Rose Bowl and not even this can take that away.