6: Jayden Reed 25 yd TD throw to Keon Coleman vs. Wisconsin (2022)
Remember how I said Reed showed up in big games, such as Homecoming? Look no further than here. In his final Michigan State Homecoming, Jayden Reed was amazing. As the Spartans searched for their first win in over a month, Jayden Reed made it his mission to beat the Badgers.
In a thrilling game that saw regulation end with the score at 21 apiece, the Spartans got the ball first in overtime. With nothing to lose, the Spartans reached into their bag of tricks and called a jet-sweep pass. Reed took the ball from Thorne in motion and kept rolling right, setting his feet and throwing a 25-yard jump pass to Keon Coleman. Despite loads of contact in the air, Coleman came down with the ball and six points for the Spartans.
Not only was this an amazing play, but it gave Jayden Reed four different ways of scoring during his time at Michigan State. He caught a touchdown, ran one in, threw one, and returned a punt for six. He is the first player to do that for Michigan State since Keshawn Martin, nearly a dozen years ago (sidenote: Martin scored in five different ways as a Spartan, as he returned a kick for a touchdown as well).
This was part of a monster day for Reed, as I will touch on later, as there was one more play from this game by him that was a bit more impactful. This also was the first of two overtimes for the Spartans, as Wisconsin scored in three plays on their ensuing possession.