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Huskers Take Down No. 6 Spartans: In a season of unbelievable endings, the Nebraska football team finally had one go its way, pulling a 39-38 upset of previously unbeaten Michigan State.
   Nebraska's two touchdowns in the 1:47 rallied the Huskers from a 38-26 deficit to match the largest fourth-quarter comeback in school history.
  The game-winner was a 30-yard pass with 17 seconds left from Armstrong to Brandon Reilly, who made a terrific adjustment on the ball after being forced out of bounds by a Spartan defender.
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Jordan Westerkamp scores on a first-quarter reception.


The night showed us once again Nebraska is a special place and the football program will be forever special, if cared for correctly.”

Steven M. Sipple*
Lincoln Journal Star


Finally after nine agonizing games, football was fun again.”

Bob Hamar*
Grand Island Independent


This will go down as a coaching loss because Dantonio’s conservative nature again prevented his team from standing on an opponent’s throat.”

Lee Barfknecht*
Omaha World-Herald


This was a stadium, a state, in sync. And that was the best thing about what happened here, the game and the play and the scene that nobody will forget.”

Tom Shatel*
Omaha World-Herald


The program of ‘Chase it’ and ‘Reach higher’ played not to lose and lost so much.”

Graham Couch
Lansing State Journal


I think it’s safe to say moving Zach Sterup tonight to guard was the move this offensive line needed quite some time ago.”

Sean Callahan


It wouldn’t be Nebraska football without fretting about the future, but for one night it can go away.”

Brandon Vogel
Hail Varsity


Michigan State’s Year of Living Dangerously continued. But a night of playing aggressively didn’t.”

John Niyo
Detroit Free Press


Michigan State couldn’t stop Nebraska. Couldn’t sack Tommy Armstrong. Couldn’t cover the Cornhuskers’ receivers.”

Shawn Windsor
Detroit Free Press


It was a vintage Armstrong performance, ad-libbing big plays, making questionable decisions, then bailing himself out with more big plays.”

Tad Stryker


It came down to the final minute for the same reason as the others before it – because the Spartans choose to win games with their defense, and not their offense.”

Mike Griffith
Grand Rapids Press


Tommy Armstrong Jr. ... continues to show incredible nerve and a winner’s mindset.”

Randy York


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Nebraska 39
Michigan St. 38
Nov. 7, 2015 — 6:05 p.m. CST
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln | ESPN | Game on DVD

               1    2    3    4   -  Final
Michigan St    3   14   14    7   -   38
Nebraska      10    3    7   19   -   39 

1st quarter
NEB - Drew Brown 44 field goal 12:50 
NEB - Jordan Westerkamp 38 pass from
      Tommy Armstrong (Brown kick) 2:07 
MSU - Michael Geiger 46 field goal, 1:37
2nd quarter
MSU - Macgarrett Kings 34 pass from 
      Connor Cook (Geiger kick) 11:35 
NEB - Brown 43 field goal, 4:21
MSU - Kings 18 pass from (Geiger kick) 0:17 
3rd quarter
NEB - Imani Cross 1 run (Brown kick) 12:31 
MSU - Aaron Burbridge 33 pass from Cook 
     (Geiger kick) 9:13 
MSU - Jamal Lyles 16 pass from Cook 
     (Geiger kick) 2:14 
4th quarter
NEB - Armstrong 2 run (pass failed) 13:06 
MSU - Gerald Holmes 1 run (Geiger kick) 4:13
NEB - Armstrong 1 run (Brown kick) 1:47 
NEB - Brandon Reilly 30 pass from 
      Armstrong (pass failed) 0:17 

                             MSU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 25       24
  Rushing..................... 5       11
  Passing.................... 17       12
  Penalty..................... 3        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 34-143   36-179
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 348      320
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 39-24-1  33-19-2
TOTAL OFFENSE .........   73-491   69-499
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 1-9      0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 4-66    5-123
Interception Returns-Yds... 2-31     1-12
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 3-45.0   2-35.0
Fumbles-Lost................ 1-0      0-0
Penalties-Yards............ 8-76     5-55
Possession Time........... 32:25    27:35
Third-Down Conv. ....... 8 of 14  6 of 12
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 1 of 2   1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 3-3      3-4
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 0-0      0-0

MSU: Holmes 22-117; Shelton 2-10; Cook 
     4-7; Scott 3-5; Terry 1-3; Williams 
     1-1; Lyles  1-0. 
NEB: Cross 18-98; Janovich 4-26; 
     Armstrong  7-19; Reilly 1-17; Moore 
     1-13; Newby 4-8; TEAM 1-minus 2.

MSU: Cook 23-37-1-335; Terry 1-2-0-13.
NEB: Armstrong 19-33-2-320.

MSU: Burbridge 10-164; Kings 4-97; 
     Shelton 4-41; Price 2-21; Pendleton 
     2-8; Lyles 1-16; Holmes 1-1.
NEB: Westerkamp 9-143; Reilly 3-87; Moore
     3-65; Morgan 3-27; Allen 1-minus 2.

Attendance: 90,094
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