The Michigan State Spartans defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers after holding off a rally consisting of 19 unanswered points, and they improved their record to 4-1.
No. 10 Michigan State achieved their first quality win of the season by defeating No. 19 Nebraska, 27-22. The Spartans held a 27-3 lead at the end of the third quarter, but the Cornhuskers put together a furious rally and pulled within five points on a punt return touchdown.
After the Cornhuskers made it to the Spartans’ 37-yard line, quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a game-ending interception before the Spartans were able to take a knee to seal their victory.
Spartans quarterback Connor Cook struggled somewhat as he threw for 234 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 11-of-29 passing. Running back Jeremy Langford rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries.
Wide receiver Tony Lippett led the Spartans in receiving with 104 yards and a touchdown on three receptions.
For the Cornhuskers, running Ameer Abdullah received a heavy blow to his Heisman Trophy campaign as he was held to 45 yards on 24 carries. However, he was able to rush for two touchdowns.
Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw for 273 yards and two interceptions on 20-of-43 passing. Wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp shined with nine receptions for 158 yards.