Antonio Reed's sack and forced fumble.

Nebraska 9
Michigan St. 6

Nov. 17, 2018 • 11:05 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE • Fox
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First quarter
MSU: Coghlin 34 field goal, 7:46
Fourth quarter
MSU: Coghlin 26 field goal, 12:13
NEB: Pickering 36 field goal, 11:07
NEB: Pickering 20 field goal, 8:07
NEB: Pickering 47 field goal, 5:13

                             MSU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 18       14
  Rushing..................... 8        5
  Passing..................... 7        8
  Penalty..................... 3        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 38-143   30-103
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 146      145
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 41-15-1  37-16-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 79-289   67-248
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 1-7      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     3-18
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 1-19     2-29
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      1-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 7-42.0   5-41.0
Fumbles-Lost................ 2-1      5-2
Penalties-Yards............ 7-87     5-45
Possession Time........... 34:39    25:21
Third-Down Conv. ....... 9 of 20  4 of 14
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 2-3      2-2
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 1-6     1-10

MSU: Connor Heyward 21-80; Rocky Lombardi 9-53; L. Jefferson 7-16; A. Simmons 1-minus 6.

NEB: Devine Ozigbo 18-74; M. Washington 3-19; Adrian Martinez 7-18; TEAM 2-minus 8.

MSU: Lombardi 15-41-1-146.
NEB: Martinez 16-37-0-145.

MSU: Heyward 5-78; D. Stewart 4-23; Cody White 2-12; Laress Nelson 2-12; Matt Sokol 1-14; Jefferson 1-7.

NEB: Stanley Morgan 4-67; Kade Warner 3-23; Ozigbo 3-20; Jack Stoll 2-26; Washington 2-7; Mike Williams 2-2.

Attendance: 88,793

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Stats & recap
Complete Stats

Huskers rally in fourth quarter for win: Freshman Barret Pickering kicked three fourth-quarter field goals, including the game-winner with 5:13 remaining, and Nebraska rallied for a 9-6 victory over Michigan State on Senior Day at Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska won without scoring a touchdown for the first time since 1937, a 3-0 victory over Kansas State.

Senior running back Devine Ozigbo ran 18 times for 74 yards and surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the season.

Nebraska, facing the Big Ten’s No. 1 rushing defense, finished with 103 rushing yards, including enough on its final series to run out the clock. Michigan State entered game allowing 76 rushing yards per game.

Nebraska held MSU to 289 yards of total offense. Senior safety Antonio Reed had seven tackles, including three for loss, two forced fumbles, two pass breakups and an interception.

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2018 schedule
04/21Reds 49, Whites 9
09/08ColoradoL 28-33
09/15TroyL 19-24
09/22@ MichiganL 10-56
09/29PurdueL 28-42
10/06@ WisconsinL 24-41
10/13@ NorthwesternL 31-34
10/20MinnesotaW 53-28
10/27Bethune-CookmanW 45-9
11/03@ Ohio St.L 31-36
11/10IllinoisW 54-35
11/17Michigan St.W 9-6
11/23@ IowaL 28-31
Pregame links & info
Barret Pickering is all smiles after his 47-yard FG.Barret Pickering after his 47-yard FG



Led by a pair of senior Southerners, Tre Neal and Antonio Reed, Nebraska proved it can win a November slog in the Big Ten.


It wasn’t proof of concept, it was proof of culture. The Huskers’ have one now, a culture capable of winning even when Nebraska can’t do most of the things it wants to do in a game.

Hail Varsity

It was a special moment watching the senior class celebrate after so many dark days.


In a season that’s going to end next week with no bowl game, the Huskers played like championship chips were on the table. Frankly, it was a little insane.

Omaha World-Herald

Nebraska has won more impressive games than today, but it’s never had a team improve so rapidly like this before.

Daily Nebraskan

These Huskers no longer will back down. Those days are finished. At least that's my read.

Lincoln Journal Star

A month ago, [Antonio Reed] represented the untapped potential of Nebraska’s senior class. Now he represents its resilience.

Omaha World-Herald

On ... the sort of day you need to be able to run the football, MSU found out it could. Pretty well, too. And inexplicably chose not to — on key downs and key drives.

Lansing State Journal

This senior class kept things together. It seemed fitting that a 9-6 win over the Spartans on Saturday, Senior Day, was earned and punctuated by seniors.

Hail Varsity
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