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OT interception lifts No. 20 Spartans over Nebraska 23-20

Jayden Reed, Deontai Williams
Posted at 9:50 AM, Sep 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-26 10:50:44-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Chester Kimbrough intercepted Adrian Martinez’s pass in overtime and Matt Coghlin made a 21-yard field goal to keep No. 20 Michigan State unbeaten with a 23-20 win over Nebraska.

The Spartans won despite not converting a first down in the second half.

Michigan State’s special teams came up big late in regulation. Jayden Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown with 3:47 left in regulation to tie it 20-all.

This was Nebraska’s 14th straight loss to a ranked team.

The Huskers haven’t beaten a Top 25 opponent on the road since 2011.