Michigan St. WR Montorie Foster Jr. makes great one-handed catch and then scores thanks to horrific Indiana defense

Foster should have been stopped for an 8-yard gain

Michigan State wide receiver Montorie Foster Jr. (83) celebrates his touchdown reception against Nebraska during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State’s Montorie Foster Jr. made a great one-handed catch against Indiana before somehow scoring a touchdown thanks to some horrific defense from the Hoosiers.

Foster snagged a pass from Katin Houser eight yards from the line of scrimmage with his right hand. It was a fantastic catch that should have set up a third-and-short for the Spartans. But take a look at how Indiana defended the play.

Two defenders whiff on Houser despite being within a yard of him when he caught the ball. As he turns up the field, linebacker Aaron Casey has an angle for the tackle. But he misses.

That miss did allow defensive back Phillip Dunnam to catch Foster, but he didn’t go for the tackle. He instead went for a half-hearted strip of the football that didn’t work. And as Dunnam was trying to rip the ball away, four players — including Casey — slow down thinking that Dunnam has Foster stopped. But Foster easily breaks away from the strip attempt and gets into the end zone.

It ended up being an important TD, which gave Michigan State a 14-7 lead at the time and helped the Spartans go on to win 24-21 over the Hoosiers in the matchup of 3-7 teams at the bottom of the Big Ten East.