Nebraska 28
Michigan St. 24

Nov. 3, 2012 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Spartan Stadium | East Lansing, MI | ABC/ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 7 7 0 14 28
Michigan St. 7 7 3 7 24
1st quarter
MSU: Bell 11 run (Conroy kick), 4:28
NEB: Abdullah 2 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 2:07
MSU: Lippett 46 pass from Maxwell (Conroy kick) 6:56
NEB: Martinez 71 run (Maher kick) 3:11
3rd quarter
MSU: Conroy 25 field goal, 10:21
4th quarter
MSU: Bell 1 run (Conroy kick) 14:20
NEB: Martinez 35 run (Maher kick) 7:02
NEB: Turner 5 pass from Martinez (Maher kick) 0:06

                             NEB      MSU
FIRST DOWNS.................. 23       19
  By rushing................. 12        8
  By passing.................. 7        7
  By penalty.................. 4        4
Net yards rushing........ 40-313   43-238
  Average Per Rush.......... 7.8      5.5
Net yards passing........... 160      123
  Comp-Att-Int.......... 16-36-3   9-27-0
Total offense............ 76-473   70-361
  Average gain per play..... 6.2      5.2
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      2-2
Penalties-Yards............ 9-72    9-100
Punts-Average............ 4-37.2   7-46.6
  Net yards per punt....... 34.8     38.0
Punt returns-Average...... 3-6.7   1-10.0
  Average per return........ 6.7     10.0
Kickoff returns-Avg. ..... 1-7.0    3-6.0
Int. returns-Yds............ 0-0     3-53
Possession time........... 28:28    31:32
Third-down conv. ....... 6 of 14  6 of 15
Fourth-down conv. ....... 2 of 3   0 of 0
Red-zone scores-Chances..... 2-4      3-3
  Touchdowns................ 2-4      2-3
  Field goals............... 0-4      1-3
Sacks by: Number-Yards...... 0-0     2-29

RUSHING
NEB: T.Martinez 17-205; A.Abdullah 22-110; J.Turner 1-minus-2.

MSU: L.Bell 36-188; N.Hill 2-30; B.Fowler 3-14; A.Maxwell 2-6. 

PASSING
NEB: T.Martinez 16-36-3-160. 
MSU: A.Maxwell 9-27-0-123.

RECEIVING
NEB: K.Bell 5-31; Q.Enunwa 3-37; K.Reed 2-41; J.Turner 2-24; T.Marlowe 1-15; B.Cotton 1-6; J.Long 1-4; A.Abdullah 1-2.

MSU: B.Fowler 3-28; K.Mumphery 2-15; T.Lippett 1-46; L.Thomas 1-17; D.Sims 1-10; A.Burbridge 1-7.
		 
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Another Big Red Rally: Nebraska rallied from 10 points down in the final eight minutes to knock off Michigan State, 28-24, at Spartan Stadium.

Junior quarterback Taylor Martinez lofted a heavenly pass to the left side of the end zone for sophomore wide receiver Jamal Turner from five yards out with six ticks left on the clock.

The touchdown capped NU’s third double-digit second-half comeback in four Big Ten victories.

The pass also completed a monster day for the junior quarterback against one of the nation’s stingiest defenses. The Spartans entered the contest allowing just 91.2 rushing yards per game through the first nine contests and only 267 yards of total offense and 15 points per game.

Martinez personally accounted for 205 rushing yards and two scores, while throwing for 160 yards and two more touchdownss. Sophomore I-back Ameer Abdullah accounted for another 110 yards on the ground, his fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season, as Nebraska amassed 313 rushing yards.

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2012 schedule
09/01 S. Miss W 49-20
09/08 @ UCLA L 30-36
09/15 Arkansas St. W 42-13
09/22 Idaho St. W 73-7
09/29 Wisconsin W 30-27
10/06 @ Ohio St. L 38-63
10/20 @ Northwestern W 29-28
10/27 Michigan W 23-9
11/03 @ Michigan St. W 28-24
11/10 Penn St. W 32-23
11/17 Minnesota W 38-14
11/23 @ Iowa W 13-7
12/01 @ Wisconsin L 31-70
01/01 Georgia L 31-45
Jamal Turner scores with 6 seconds left.

Commentary

Stryker

The breaks have a way of evening up, and they did once again late in the game.

HuskerMax
Sipple

These Huskers make you crazy. They make you angry. They make you shout for joy.

Lincoln Journal Star
Shatel

There was no warrior greater than Martinez, who is brave of heart and short of memory.

Omaha World-Herald
Couch

Like so many times this fall, the Spartans left it too much to chance.

Lansing State Journal
Vogel

When you stretch young men to their limits, strange things happen.

Hail Varsity
Hamar

We should know this about Martinez by now. The kid doesn’t panic.

Grand Island Independent
Callahan

It was one for the ages – one that could define this season.

HuskerOnline
Chatelain

We’ve learned the past month not to expect the Huskers’ best until they absolutely need it.

Omaha World-Herald
Sharp

Spare me the nonsense about how the officials robbed them again.

Detroit Free Press
York

This was a true celebration, and [Jamal] Turner was right in the middle of it.

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