EAST LANSING, Mich. – Ohio State football was stingy with the game tape it provided to Michigan State in the run up to its game with the Spartans, according to a Detroit Free Press report.
The No. 14 Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) defeated the Spartans (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten), 17-16, but MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi told the Free Press that his team had been working with game tape that had been altered, according to the report.
As a result of working with altered game footage and not receiving serviceable tape until Thursday, the report said, a complaint has been lodged with the Big Ten Conference. The Big Ten did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Saturday.
MSU athletics spokesman John Lewandowski confirmed to The Lantern that OSU athletics director Gene Smith was informed of the allegation by MSU athletic director Mark Holllis.
“Hollis informed Gene Smith and it was addressed immediately. That’s it,” Lewandowski told The Lantern.
Smith was in attendance for Saturday’s game at Spartan Stadium.
OSU athletics spokesmen did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s Saturday request for comment. The Big Ten also did not respond to a Saturday request for comment.