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
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Michigan St. 3 0 0 3 6
Nebraska 0 0 0 9 9
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

RUSHING
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.

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

RECEIVING
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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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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Commentary

Stryker

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

HuskerMax
Vogel

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.

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Callahan

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

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Shatel

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
Hardesty

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

Daily Nebraskan
Sipple

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

Lincoln Journal Star
Chatelain

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

Omaha World-Herald
Couch

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
Peterson

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.

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