Spartans edge Huskers in overtime
A superb second half by the Blackshirts went for naught, and a signature win again eluded Scott Frost’s Huskers as Nebraska fell in overtime to 20th-ranked Michigan State in East Lansing, 23-30.
Nebraska took a 20-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter on an 11-play, 80-yard drive. With the Spartans going nowhere after halftime against the Husker defense (zero first downs in the final 30 minutes of regulation), that lead appeared safe until Michigan State’s Jayden Reed returned an ill-placed Nebraska punt 62 yards for a the tying touchdown with under four minutes to play.
The Huskers had the first possession in overtime, but the Spartans picked off an Adrian Martinez pass, and a short field goal was all Michigan State needed to pull off the victory.