"We know with coach, he'll be back soon. We know he's doing all right," Bates said. "The best way to show our appreciation is just to do well on Saturday."
As coach recovers, No. 25 Spartans try for 4-0 →
"I thought we had a good chance of running it because Coach D was so high on it," said Aaron Bates, who was the holder and threw a touchdown pass on the play. "Obviously, I didn't think we'd be using it in overtime on fourth-and-13."