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Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan State Spartans Game Thread

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are just 9-19 all-time against the Michigan State Spartans. MSU is riding a seven-game win streak in the series right now, the longest of any team in the all-time series. This series is far from competitive, overall. Here are a few of the key points demonstrating the chasm between the two programs:

  • Nebraska has won two-straight twice (a back-to-back series of games on 2/13/1920 and 2/14/1920 before the programs then took a 36 year-hiatus, and again from 1993-1994) , and managed a three game win streak once (2014-2016).
  • MSU has managed three-straight once from 1983-1989, and four-straight twice (1956-1967 and 2011-2013).
  • The current seven-game streak dates back to Feb. 2, 2017 in Lincoln. MSU is 9-3 all-time in East Lansing.
  • In Big Ten action, Michigan State has failed to win by double-digits just three times.
  • Nebraska’s total margin of victory in all three wins (12 points) during its Big Ten tenure total more than just four games’ individual win margins of victory by MSU.
  • In its 11-wins in Big Ten action, Michigan State averages an 11-point victory margin.
  • The game on Dec. 3, 2017 was the largest margin of victory for MSU in the all-time series, winning by 29 points in an 86-57 win.
  • The Spartans have won by 20+ points four times, overall.
  • Nebraska, on the other hand, has managed just four games of double-digit victory margin. None have been by 20+, though in 1920 the Huskers came close with a 19-point win.
  • The other two games were a 17-point win in 1920 and a 14-point win in 1968. All three games were played in Lincoln.

Go Green!