Nebraska's Brandon Reilly catches game-winning TD vs. Michigan State

Nebraska's Brandon Reilly catches game-winning TD vs. Michigan State

Nebraska has been oh so close in so many games this season.

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This time, at home, against No. 7 Michigan State, the Huskers finally got the break they had been waiting for.

With the Huskers trailing Michigan State 38-33 and less than 30 seconds remaining on the game clock, senior QB Tommy Armstrong hit Brandon Reilly with a 30-yard touchdown pass. The play went to the replay booth, as Reilly clearly went out of bounds and came back in to make the catch. However, officials ruled cornerback Jermaine Edmondson forced him out and the play stood as Nebraska stunned Michigan State, 39-38.

Check out the game-winning play at the top of this post.

With the win, the Huskers improve to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in Big Ten play, keeping their bowl chances alive. Michigan State drops to 8-1 and 4-1 in Big Ten after a loss that will likely put an end to their College Football Playoff chances.

Mark Dantonio’s thoughts on the play?

“I got an explanation, yeah,” Mark Dantonio said. “They said the receiver was pushed out of bounds.

“I saw the replay. Everybody saw the replay. That’s not my job. My job is to coach, and I’m going to do the very best I can. That’s somebody else’s job.”

BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo explained the ruling on our postgame show:

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Check out the play on our YouTube page, too.

 

Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor

BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men's basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

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