That was a fun day of football! Michigan State sent Nebraska to its first loss of the season to highlight the action. Catch up on all of the Week 6 action inside and on our Big Ten scoreboard. Also, view our Week 6 photo gallery. MICHIGAN STATE 27, NEBRASKA 22: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | NEB VIDEO | MSU VIDEO Trae Waynes intercepted Tommy Armstrong’s pass with 30 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Michigan State held off a furious Nebraska rally, beating the No. 19 Cornhuskers 27-22 on Saturday night. RUTGERS 26, MICHIGAN 24: BOX | PBP |
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The 31-24 loss by No. 2 Oregon at home to Arizona certainly doesn’t help Michigan State’s chances to earn one of four playoff spots. The Spartans lost in Eugene earlier this season, falling 46-27. Michigan State needed to win out and hope that Oregon also finished with a Pac-12 title en route to notching a playoff spot. A strong season by the Ducks would have bolstered Michigan State’s strength-of-schedule quotient, which is one factor that the playoff committee will consider when picking playoff teams. I talked to Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com earlier this week about playoff implications for this Saturday’s
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What are the implications of the Nebraska-Michigan State game on the Big Ten’s hopes to put a team in the new four-team playoff? We asked Jerry Palm.