EAST LANSING, Mich. – Isaiah Lewis has tried to move on from the painful memory of the 2011 Big Ten title game, when his penalty for running into the punter ended Michigan State's chances of going to the Rose Bowl.
He'll have a chance for redemption Saturday when No. 10 Michigan State faces No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis.
The penalty on Lewis in 2011 enabled Wisconsin to run the clock out on a 42-39 win over the Spartans in that year's league title game — and it negated a long return by Michigan State that might have changed the outcome.
It was a cruel way for the Spartans to lose, and one that Lewis hasn't forgotten.