Nebraska football postgame notes: 2023 Michigan State game
Courtesy of Nebraska Athletics
- With the loss, Nebraska’s edge in the series dropped to 9-4, with Michigan State holding a 3-2 lead in East Lansing, including winning the past three meetings at Spartan Stadium.
- Nebraska held Michigan State to 63 rushing yards in the game, marking the eighth time in nine games the Huskers held their opponent under 100 rushing yards. The eight games with less than 100 rushing yards ties the 2009 defense for the most games holding an opponent under 100 yards this century. (1999 team held nine opponents under 100 rushing yards)
- Nebraska did not allow a rushing touchdown to Michigan State. The Huskers have not allowed a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games, marking the first time since the first four games of the 2012 season that Nebraska has gone four straight games without allowing a rushing touchdown.
- Nebraska was not charged with a penalty in the game, marking the first time the Huskers were not penalized since Sept. 3, 2005, against Maine.
- Thomas Fidone’s 27-yard reception in the first quarter was the second-longest reception of his Nebraska career.
- Fidone finished with three receptions for 43 yards. The 43 yards are a career best, surpassing 42-yard efforts against Northern Illinois and at Illinois.
- Mikai Gbayor shared a first-quarter sack, marking the first sack of his Nebraska career.
- Quarterback Heinrich Haarberg had his fifth rushing TD of the season in the second quarter. It marks the sixth straight season and ninth time in the past 10 years Nebraska has had a quarterback rush for at least five touchdowns.
- Luke Reimer finished with seven tackles in the game. His final tackle was the 275th of his career, as he became the seventh Husker to total 275 career tackles.
- Michigan State kicked a field goal in the first quarter, marking the first opponent in four road games this season to score in the first quarter. Overall, MSU is just the third opponent to score against Nebraska in the first quarter this season.
- Michigan State converted a second-quarter red-zone trip into a touchdown. That TD ended a streak of seven consecutive opponent red-zone trips without a touchdown, including a first-quarter field goal by Michigan State.
- Today’s game captains were QB Heinrich Haarberg, OT Bryce Benhart, S Isaac Gifford and S Marques Buford Jr.