By MATT SCHOCH, Related Press
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chester Kimbrough intercepted Adrian Martinez’s go in extra time and Matt Coghlin made a 21-yard discipline aim to maintain No. 20 Michigan State unbeaten with a 23-20 win over Nebraska on Saturday evening.
The Spartans (4-0, 2-0 Large Ten) received regardless of not changing a primary down within the second half.
Michigan State’s particular groups got here up massive late in regulation.
Jayden Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a landing with 3:47 left in regulation to tie it 20-all. Jalen Nailor, additionally again as a return man, drew the Nebraska protection till towards him on the best facet by performing as if he would catch the punt. However the ball really sailed left, and Reed was capable of discipline it and discover loads of working room.
The Cornhuskers (2-3, 0-2) bowed up on protection. Payton Thorne accomplished simply two passes within the second half, and Kenneth Walker III, who entered the sport because the nation’s main rusher, was bottled up all evening. Walker completed with 61 yards on 19 carries and arrange the successful discipline aim with a 23-yard run, his longest of the sport, on MSU’s first play in extra time.
This was Nebraska’s 14th straight loss to a ranked workforce. The Huskers have not crushed a High 25 opponent on the street since 2011.
Adrian Martinez was 24 of 34 for 248 yards. He rushed for 2 touchdowns.
Nebraska: There have been too many unforced errors by the Huskers. Nebraska dedicated 4 false begin penalties within the first half, and Martinez fumbled the ball away within the second half.
Michigan State: After squandering scoring alternatives within the first half, the Spartans couldn’t create sufficient probabilities after halftime. However there have been simply sufficient heroics ultimately.
Losses by No. 14 Iowa State and No. 18 Wisconsin imply Michigan State ought to transfer up. The fan base would love a leap over rival Michigan, because the No. 19 Wolverines struggled in a 20-13 win towards Rutgers.
Michigan State defensive finish Drew Beesley left the sport within the second quarter with a lower-leg damage. He returned to the sideline in a strolling boot.
Nebraska: Hosts Northwestern on Oct. 2.
Michigan State: Hosts Western Kentucky on Oct. 2.
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