This came up in a discussion with my father during the end of the first half. Michigan threw a fade into the endzone with no timeouts, there was pass interference, and then Michigan kicked a field goal.
From the UFR:
Obligatory quick fade to the endzone with no TOs. MSU sends a safety blitz for some reason so this is one on one. Ball is just beyond Darboh and he can only stab at it with one hand because the DB has grabbed the other one. He draws a chintz PI call(refs +2). (CA, 1, protection 2/2)
Sorry for quality, I'm no Ace.
Commit the penalty here on defense everytime. With ten seconds, it is unlikely that Michigan has a chance to run 2 more plays (1 more shot at the endzone, 1 field goal).
Even if time would have expired here, prevent the touchdown, Michigan is left with a free play to kick their field goal.
Like a breakaway in basketball, better to foul them and make them try again then give them points, especially since were talking about 6 points for a touchdown and 3 for a fieldgoal.