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As the Spartans came off of a hugely significant win over Wisconsin last week, the future looked bright for the green and white for the remainder of 2011. But that future is looking significantly dimmer after a miserable 24-3 defeat at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The game was painfully reminiscent of MSU’s road loss to Iowa on the same weekend one year ago. On that day the Spartans lost by a score of 37-6, pulling
It looked like Michigan State was going to shake off their tendency of starting slowly during their first drive against Nebraska on Saturday.
The Spartans had achieved two first downs, relying heavily on Le’Veon Bell and the run game, when Cousins dropped back to throw to one of his receivers crossing the middle of the field. Nebraska defensive back Lance Thorell intercepted the ball and returned it to the Nebraska 25 yd line, setting the tone for what ended up as a long and frustrating game for the MSU offense.
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The Michigan State Spartans are in prime position to take the Big Ten this year, but going on the road to face the 14th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers could prove to be quite the challenge.
The Cornhuskers represent the third consecutive ranked opponent for the Spartans, with each opponent being ranked no less than 18th. As they were last week, the Spartans once again come into the...
That fantastic finish against Wisconsin sure seems like a long time ago to Michigan State.
The ninth-ranked Spartans had a chance to build an almost insurmountable lead in the Big Ten Legends Division on Saturday against No. 13 Nebraska, but the Spartans' road demons cropped up again in a 24-3 loss.
''What a difference a week makes,'' Michigan State coach Mark...
Spartans QB Kirk Cousins was just 11-of-27 for 86 yards with one interception.
Pressuring Spartan Quarterback a Key for NU
So far this week, most of the reports and chatter about the Huskers' upcoming game with Michigan State has focused on how the NU offense matches up with the Spartan defense. That makes sense - strength against strength. But the outcome of the game may hinge more on the Husker defense, in particular their...
(Eds: Stands as 1st Ld-Writethru on state line to update with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer It looks as though Nebraska's defensive starters will be back in black Monday.
The ninth-ranked Cornhuskers shut down Kirk Cousins and Michigan State on Saturday with a dominating performance that would have made any Blackshirt of the past proud.
Michigan State Spartans center John Stipek (R) is consoled by a teammate while sitting on the bench during the second half of the Capital One Bowl college football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in Orlando, Florida, January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Phelan M. Ebenhack (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
Before the month of October started, Michigan State was staring at a...
No. 9 Michigan State finishes a brutal October schedule at No. 13 Nebraska on Saturday.
The Spartans (6-1, 3-0) have defeated Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin this month. If they knock off the Cornhuskers (6-1, 2-1), they would be two games up on Nebraska in the Big Ten Legends Division and own the tiebreaker.
The question is whether the Spartans can come down from the high of...
Going into a critical contest against Michigan State, the question was whether Nebraska's defense could play well enough to defeat the Spartans. The Husker defense proved up to the challenge delivering a 24-3 victory in Lincoln.
In college football, what goes up one week often comes down the next.
Just ask Michigan State.
Seven days earlier, the Spartans felt the euphoria of a last-second Hail Mary victory, but on Saturday they looked like a totally different team while getting shut down in a 24-3 loss at Nebraska.
It was Michigan State's fewest points in 95 games, since losing none other than the...
Michigan State sophomore linebacker Kyler Elsworth was forced into duty Saturday against Nebraska, after earning Big Ten special-teams player of the week Monday. Elsworth finished with a career-high 10 tackles and forced a fumble in a 24-3 loss to the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium.
Michigan State head coach Mark DantonioOpening statement..."What a difference a week makes. That's the first thing I'll say. Obviously, I thought Nebraska came out and played very well defensively. They took the routes away from us downfield and doubled a bit with the safeties.
Kyler Elsworth the latest example for the Spartans; Blair White and D.J. Young were former walk-ons at Michigan State who made it to the NFL.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said it all when he opened his postgame news conference by saying, "What a difference a week makes." Michigan State's offense couldn't get anything going in a 24-3 loss to Nebraska on Saturday.