Huskers' Unbeaten Season Goes Down In Flames

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  1. -4-

    -4- Walk On

    May 25, 2011
    MSU knocks off #3 Nebraska in Lincoln.
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    From the opening possession of this week's GOTW between MSU and Nebraska, the Spartans were in total control. MSU came in with the gameplan to use Edwin Baker's speed and quickness to help nullify the tough defensive front for Nebraska and executed to perfection. With the exception of a 71-yard touchdown run in the first quarter by Nebraska, MSU thoroughly handled the Huskers from start to finish in the 34-14 win.
    Edwin Baker and LeVeon Bell combined for 200 yards rushing on the day, led by Baker's 30 carries for 140 yards and one touchdown. Kirk Cousins had an efficient day through the air despite throwing 2 interceptions (One of which was WR Keshawn Martin's fault) while BJ Cunningham had surpassed 100 yards receiving by the beginning of the third quarter before being knocked out of the game with a mild concussion.
    The Spartan defense was the most impressive unit on the field though, holding Heisman candidate Taylor Martinez under 150 yards of total offense. The one low-light for the defense on the day was giving up Rex Burkhead's 71-yard TD run on a third and very long, but MSU only gave up one true TD drive all day and Nebraska rarely threatened.
    The Spartans seem to be back on track and will now look to win out for another shot at currently unbeaten Michigan in the inaugural Big Ten title game. Next week, MSU (6-2, 3-1) finally returns to Spartan Stadium to take on Minnesota in Big Ten play.


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