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GameThread: Michigan State Spartans vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Spartans take on Cornhuskers........ And it's cold in Nebraska

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Gerald Holmes had his highest carry total of the season in his last game, taking ten totes for 39 yards and a score. He'll be the starting running back.

Madre London is projected to return to the lineup after sustaining a leg injury.

Holmes, London, as well as LJ Scott are expected to carry a heavy load on their back tonight as the Spartans play a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that has seen better days.

Expect to see lots of work out of backfield.


Late in the 1st, Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp left the game with a possible upper body injury from a pair of high hits from Darien Harris on two completed passes.

ESPN says Westerkamp is undergoing concussion protocol.

MSU's defensive linemen Joel Heath injured his right ankle on the first drive of the second half. Malik McDowell also left on the same play, his injury is unknown.

Both defensive linemen's status to return is unknown.

3rd Quarter:

Nebraska opened the second half with a TD five plays into the hall, when running back Imani Cross made a nice 1 yard touchdown run.

Connor Cook responded back with a touchdown pass of his own. He found Aaron Burnbridge for a 33 yard touchdown to give MSU a 24-20 lead.

And then after an interception in the end zone by linebacker Riley Bullough, the Michigan State offence performed its magic, marching 89 yards in 10 plays, culminating in a 16 yard touchdown pass from Cook to Jamal Lyles giving MSU a 31-20 lead.

2nd Quarter:

Michigan State knew they had to pick it up and get some points on the board, and that's exactly what they did.

It started with an pass from Connor Cook to Macgarrett Kings Jr. for 34 yards and a touchdown with a successful PAT to tie it at ten apiece.

Nebraska took the lead back at the 4:26 mark with a 43 yard field goal from Drew Brown to make it 13-10 Huskers.

But it would be Connor Cook (again) with an 18 yard pass to Kings. The Spartans pushed forward 75 yards in 10 plays, taking 4:04 from the clock/ With 17 second to go until halftime, MSU took the lead 17-13.

1st Quarter:

Nebraska struck first with a 44 year field goal from Drew Brown, and then Tommy Armstrong with a pass completion to t Jordan Westerkamp for a 38 yard touchdown and then a successful PAT.

MSU regained some life with a 46 year field goal from Michael Geiger.

More to follow...