Michigan St. 41
Nebraska 28

Nov. 16, 2013 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Michigan St. 10 10 7 14 41
Nebraska 7 0 14 7 28
First quarter
MSU: Geiger 45 field goal, 12:23 
MSU: Shelton 5 run (Geiger kick) 4:57
NEB: Burtch 32 pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) 2:44
Second quarter
MSU: Geiger 25 field goal, 10:29 
MSU: Langford 6 run (Geiger kick) 0:21 
Third quarter
NEB: Cross 51 run (Smith kick) 11:25
MSU: Langford 3 run (Geiger kick) 5:26
NEB: Bell 38 pass from Armstrong (Smith kick) 1:12
Fourth quarter
MSU: Mumphery 27 pass from Cook (Geiger kick) 7:56
MSU: Langford 37 run (Geiger kick) 01:58
NEB: Abdullah 12 pass from Kellogg (Smith kick) 0:10

                             MSU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 18       19
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 48-168   32-182
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 193      210
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 32-15-0  32-17-1
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 80-361   64-392
Fumble Returns-Yds.......... 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yds........... 1-26     2--4
Kickoff Returns-Yds........ 2-35     4-78
Int. Returns-Yds............ 1-0      0-0
Punts-Avg ............... 7-40.6   5-43.2
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      6-4
Penalties-Yds.............. 6-60     3-30
Possession Time........... 38:37    21:23
Third-Down Conv. ...... 11 of 21  5 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 1   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 4-4      1-1
Sacks By: Number-Yds ....... 0-0     2-17

RUSHING
 MSU: Langford, Jeremy 32-151; Williams, Delton 3-8; Shelton, R.J. 3-6; Fowler, Bennie 1-4; Sadler, Mike 1-3; Cook, Connor 6-minus 1; Kings, Macgarrett 1-minus 1; TEAM 1-minus 2. 
 NEB: Abdullah, Ameer 22-123; Cross, Imani 3-50; Armstrong Jr., Tommy 5-9; Newby, Terrell 1-3; TEAM 1-minus 3.

PASSING
 MSU: Cook, Connor 15-31-0-193; Lippett, Tony 0-1-0-0.
 NEB: Armstrong Jr., Tommy 9-21-1-143; Kellogg III, Ron 8-11-0-67.

RECEIVING
 MSU: Lippett, Tony 4-67; Langford, Jeremy 4-23; Kings, Macgarrett 3-37; Fowler, Bennie 2-29; Mumphery, Keith 1-27; Hill, Nick 1-10. 
 NEB: Bell, Kenny 7-81; Burtch, Sam 5-86; Allen, Taariq 3-22; Abdullah, Ameer 1-12; Carter, Cethan 1-9.

Attendance: 90,872

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Error-prone Huskers Fall to No. 14 Spartans: Nebraska was unable to overcome five turnovers, all in its own territory, which Michigan State converted into 24 points in the Spartans’ 41-28 victory.

Ameer Abdullah and the Husker rushing attacked pounded out 182 yards on 32 carries, including 123 yards from Abdullah. The Spartans entered the game ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing defense, allowing 43.4 yards per game, and hadn’t allowed a team – let alone an individual – to top the 100-yard mark all season.

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Imani Cross' 51-yard TD run

Commentary

Johnson

Michigan State kicked on the door and broke through.

HuskerMax
Stryker

This wasn’t a gut punch of a loss, like last year’s Big Ten Championship.

HuskerMax
Barfknecht

Nebraska … remains baffled by a widely known football play called the punt.

Omaha World-Herald
Vogel

On its home field, Nebraska dropped the ball.

Hail Varsity
Staples

Remember those bounces that didn’t go Michigan State’s way last year? They all leaped into the hands of Spartans on Saturday.

Sports Illustrated
Chatelain

Nebraska lost Saturday like it’s lost so many times before – by shooting itself in the cleats.

Omaha World-Herald
Shatel

Say what you want about youth and injuries, but this was a missed opportunity.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Part of Nebraska’s bitter reality is knowing it is every bit as talented as the Spartans, and perhaps more so.

Lincoln Journal Star
Callahan

Never once did this Michigan State defense look like the stifling brick wall people were expecting.

HuskerOnline
Whitney

This time, the final quarter was unkind to the cardiac Huskers.

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