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EAST LANSING, Mich. Charles Harris Jersey . -- All Michigan needed was an exclamation point -- a final flourish that would add a little extra satisfaction to this big victory on a rivals home field.When Michigan State fumbled while attempting a puzzling 2-point conversion with 1 second left, Jabrill Peppers scooped up the loose ball and ran all the way to the end zone. Then the celebration really began.It was just icing on the cake, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight said. I think we all had figured that we won at that point. Going for two, Im sure there was a reason for that, but for Jabrill to pick that up and take it to the house, that felt good.The defensive conversion by Peppers capped a 32-23 victory for the second-ranked Wolverines, who beat the skidding Spartans for only the second time in the last nine meetings. Peppers also scored a touchdown in the first quarter, and when the games last second finally ticked off, he did a triumphant backflip for good measure.Amara Darboh caught eight passes for a career-high 165 yards, and DeVeon Smith ran for two touchdowns for Michigan.The Wolverines (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) scored every time they had the ball in the first half, sending the Spartans (2-6, 0-5) to their sixth straight loss. Michigan avenged last years loss to Michigan State, in which the Spartans scored the winning touchdown on the final play when the Wolverines botched a punt .Michigan State went on to a Big Ten title and a national semifinal appearance after that dramatic victory, but this season its Michigan thats in the national title hunt. The Wolverines were heavy favorites to win in East Lansing, and they trailed only briefly in the first quarter.Michigan led 30-10 in the fourth before the Spartans scored a pair of touchdowns, the last of which came with only 1 second on the clock. Down 30-23, Michigan State attempted a 2-point conversion and fumbled, and Peppers went the other way for two points.Im going to keep scratching for every inch and every point that we can possibly get, so when theres one second on the clock, were going to go for two, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. At that point in time, were probably losing the game. I dont see any foreseeable way that we can scoop up a ball, because its not legal to scoop up a ball and score on an onside kick. So we went for two. Its unfortunate it ended in a big celebration for them.Speight threw for 244 yards for Michigan. Michigan State, meanwhile, did not complete a pass in the second or third quarter.We were tested in all phases, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. We were sure that was going to be the case and our guys made the plays throughout the ballgame. From start to finish, our guys made a few more plays. It was a good tight game and good for our guys to be tested that way.THE TAKEAWAYMichigan: This was expected to be a mismatch, and it wasnt all that close until the very end. After losing last year on the wacky punt mishap, the Wolverines didnt have to punt until the fourth quarter Saturday. Michigan didnt match its defensive dominance from some earlier games, but the Wolverines did make a nice goal line stand in the third quarter that proved crucial.They bent more than usual, but they never break, Speight said.Michigan State: LJ Scott rushed for 139 yards and a touchdown against the nations top-ranked defense, but Michigan States deficiencies in other areas were eventually exposed. The Spartans defense this year is nothing like the smothering units theyve had in recent seasons, and the passing game was nonexistent until backup quarterback Brian Lewerke came on late.TAKING IT HOMEMichigan won the Paul Bunyan Trophy for the first time since 2012, although CB Jourdan Lewis said he was disappointed the Wolverines didnt have a chance to parade it around the field. Lewis said the trophy was in the locker room afterward.Me and Delano (Hill) wanted to go on the field so we could run it around and get a little victory lap, Lewis said. But hey, we got it back. Im excited to get him back home.GROUND GAMEIn 42 of the previous 46 games in this series, the team with more yards rushing won. That wasnt the case Saturday, when Michigan State outrushed Michigan 217-192.POLL IMPLICATIONSMichigan: The Wolverines can only move up one more spot in the Top 25, and that isnt likely to happen without a loss by No. 1 Alabama.UP NEXTMichigan: The Wolverines host Maryland next Saturday.Michigan State: This is the longest losing streak for the Spartans since they started 0-7 in 1982 -- not including forfeits from 1994. The Spartans play at Illinois on Saturday.---More AP college football: Brandon Doughty Jersey . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Matt Moore Jersey . Vaives lawyer Trevor Whiffen claims the former 50-goal man wasnt provided with a copy of the claim beforehand and that he would not have agreed to the allegations made against the NHL had he been asked to review its contents. http:///...ap-bob-griese-jersey . -- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Erika L. Sánchez writes a tribute essay to?Olympian Laurie Hernandez.This summer the Olympics in Rio gave us the gift of Laurie Hernandez, the vibrant 16-year-old gymnast from New Jersey who won a gold medal in the team event and a silver medal for the balance beam. Shes one of the youngest members of Team USA and has quickly become an international star and a role model for girls everywhere.I dont think Ive ever seen a young Latina receive so much love and praise, and its been incredible to watch.Hernandez, of Puerto Rican heritage, has been honing her gymnastic skills since the age of five. Her dedication to her sport is palpable in her graceful powerful movements. She exudes a confidence on the floor that is, unfortunately, rare for a teenage girl.Its taken me a lifetime to be that self-assured.When I was Hernandezs age, I never saw anyone who looked like me on TV, let alone in sports. I was uncoordinated and dreaded any sort of physical activity. Part of my hesitation stemmed from the discomfort I felt with my own body.Like many young women, I was embarrassed of simply existing, of being me. Thats why Im so encouraged when I watch Hernandez. I lament that I didnt have that kind of poise and determination, but Im so grateful that she can influence future generations of young women.Unfortunately, brown girls are often discouraged from exercising outside because its considered masculine. My grandmother, for instance, once called me marimacha, which roughly translates to butch, simply because I liked to play outdoors.Instead of getting involved with after school activities, young Latinas are often obligated to do chores or take care of their siblings. Their responsibilities primarily reside in the home, and its considered indecent to be out in the streets.Despite the discouragement I received from my environment and my own self-doubt, in seventh grade I decided to join an after-school volleyball league. Initially I was proud of having challenged myself, but I regretted my decision as soon as I realized that I was absolutely terrible, incapable of ever getting the ball over the net. My teammates would groan whenever I missed a shot. Then, as a freshman in high school I joined the trrack team, but quit after a few weeks because I was so slow my races didnt even count. William Hayes Jersey. I felt like a failure and decided I wasnt athletic, that it wasnt a part of who I was.Hernandez is the opposite of my younger self, and that is so refreshing to me. Not only is she athletically talented, her exuberance and sunny disposition add to her extraordinary presence. Its no surprise that her nicknames include Baby Shakira, and Human Emoji.She moves with personality and attitude. In addition to her gymnastics career, Hernandez is also a skilled dancer, performing flawlessly on Dancing with the Stars. Its motivating to watch her move her body with such joy. I spent so much of my youth shrouding myself and grappling with depression that its heartening to see a young woman who isnt afraid to celebrate her own talent and physique.Im now in my 30s and am so thrilled to see that times have changed for young girls of color. Latinas have become more visible in media in general, and the Internet has made it easier for girls to pursue their interests and find positive representations of themselves.Though she is much younger than me, I consider Laurie Hernandez a role model. She is the embodiment of Brown Girl Magic. In an interview this summer she stated, I want to make sure I always show off my smile and have a positive attitude the whole time, whether its during a performance, practice or doing an interview. This outlook is something we should all try to emulate.I hope that Hernandez will inspire a generation of Latina girls to pursue sports, to become comfortable with their bodies, to experience the exhilaration of physical transcendence.Erika L. Sánchez is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer. She is the author?of Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf 2017) and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf Books for Young Readers 2017). Her nonfiction has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and many other publications. She has received a CantoMundo Fellowship, a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '