BATTLE BY THE BAY: MSU falls to Oregon in Redbox Bowl

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (WILX) -- Here at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the Michigan State football team's season came to a fitting end: A 7-6 loss to the Oregon Ducks where the Spartans failed to find the end zone for the third time in their last four games.

The defense stood tall once again, allowing just one touchdown on this catch by Oregon's Dillon Mitchell.

But behind their defense, Michigan State still had a chance to win. With under two minutes remaining, Spartans kicker Matt Coghlin lined up for a 49-yard field goal attempt that would have given MSU the lead, but Coghlin never got the chance. The snap, bobbled by quarterback and holder Brian Lewerke.

"The ball kind of hit the top of my hand; I didn't really get my hand underneath. So I tried to make something happen but that's just what happens," Lewerke said.

Michigan State wrapped up an injury-riddled season with a 7-6 loss to the Oregon Ducks.

"Very proud of this football team and I'm proud of the chemistry and how they handled themselves and that is my takeaway from this season," said MSU head coach Mark Dantonio.

The Spartans' loss drops them to 7-6 on the season and, while that is disappointing, the Spartans aren't dwelling on it. Michigan State defensive back Josiah Scott says next season starts today.

During the fourth quarter, Spartan defensive lineman Kenny Willekes suffered an ankle injury that required him to be taken off the field.

News 10 will keep you updated on his condition.