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FINAL: Nebraska downs Michigan State on senior day

Posted at 2:25 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 20:22:29-05

Nebraska and Michigan State's matchup this afternoon was a cold, scrappy, defensive battle for the Huskers' senior day in Memorial Stadium. But the Huskers were able to gut it out with a 9-6 win.

The Huskers' offense couldn't produce much all afternoon and trailed 3-0 at the half. However, Nebraska's defense stepped up and forced some major turnovers to get the Huskers in field goal position in the second half.

Nebraska held on a game-changing fourth down with two minutes left to secure the win.

Senior safety Antonio Reed's interception and two forced fumbles allowed the Huskers to take a 9-6 lead with three field goals from Barrett Pickering late in the 4th quarter.

Devine Ozigbo became Nebraska's first single-season 1,000 yard rusher since Ameer Abdullah in 2014 with his 18 carries for 74 yards.

Senior wide receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. passed Kenny Bell for the Nebraska receptions record with his 182nd career catch after his four catches for 67 yards this afternoon.

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Adrian Martinez struggled against the Spartans defense in the cold, completing just 16 of his 37 passes for 145 yards.

Up next for Nebraska is a Black Friday matchup with Iowa at 11 a.m. on the road.