No. 3 game of 2012: Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24

No. 3 game of 2012: Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24

BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown hits No. 3 today: Nebraska’s thrilling 28-24 victory at Michigan State. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next two games at the same time through Aug. 11. Until then, relive the Huskers’ win in this post.

[ RELATED: Check out our previous top 10 games of 2012 ]

NEBRASKA 28, MICHIGAN STATE 24

Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving No. 21 Nebraska a 28-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday night that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.

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The Cornhuskers scored two touchdowns in the final 7:02 to erase a 24-14 deficit. The winning score was set up by a pass interference call in the end zone on Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, which gave Nebraska the ball at the 5 when the Cornhuskers would have otherwise had to attempt a tying field goal.

Martinez rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns, becoming Nebraska’s career leader in total offense.

STAT LEADERS
Leading passer: Taylor Martinez, 16-36, 160 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT
Leading rusher: Taylor Martinez, 17 car., 205 yards, 2 TD
Leading receiver: Tony Lippett, 1 rec., 46 yards, 1 TD

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