It’s official: This looks like it will be Nebraska’s year. This wild and crazy finish in a 28-24 win at Michigan State is just the latest example in what has been an incredible and impressive three-game stretch for the Cornhuskers.
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.
Michigan State picked up 86 yards in the ground game during the third quarter, and the Spartans now lead 17-14. Dan Conroy kicked a 25-yard field goal to break the 14-14 standoff in favor of Michigan State. The play capped off an 11-play, 67-yard scoring drive.
Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez threw for 55 yards and ran for 83 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 14-14 at the end of the second. Michigan State broke the 7-7 stalemate when Andrew Maxwell and Tony Lippett combined for a 46-yard touchdown to cap a three-play, 80-yard scoring drive.
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Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell ran for 58 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the first. The Spartans struck first when Bell pounded in an 11-yard touchdown run, the final play of a 10-play, 68-yard drive.
November is upon us. It used to be the month when championships were decided. How very 2010. Now, it’s the month when spots in the Championship Game are decided. All in the name of progress…
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Coaches always say: You play the games to remember in November. Well, my calendar says “November.” While this Saturday may lack some pizzazz on the surface, there still are several contests that will go a long way toward shaping the Legends and Leaders division races.
Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.
On Tuesday night’s “#BTNLive,” Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby and Nebraska defensive end Eric Martin joined the show. Roby, of course, was just named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation’s top defensive back. Watch Roby talk about the honor and his Buckeyes now and check out our interview with Martin in this post.
The Big Ten slate isn’t loaded with many great games this Saturday, but questions still loom for each team. Chief among them are if Indiana can keep its momentum rolling? Is Denard still Denard? Will the Nebraska defense continue its solid run? Check out those and the other nine pressing questions for Big Ten teams this week.
There is a dearth of marquee matchups, but it is Little Brown Jug week. That may not mean much to you, but it does to Minnesota and Michigan. It’s an iconic college football trophy that the schools first played for in 1903. But it has been a lopsided rivalry, with the Golden Gophers winning just twice (1986 and 2005) in the last 30 seasons.