After suffering a heartbreaking, 28-24 defeat to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Week 10, the Michigan State Spartans have now fallen to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the Big Ten.
MSU was desperate for a win to keep its Big Ten title hopes alive, but was unable to retain a two-possession fourth-quarter lead and is now officially eliminated from contention.
Both teams were victimized by what could only be classified as awful officiating. The Spartans, however, suffered from questionable calls at the most inopportune of times.
Ultimately, it was the Cornhuskers who executed in key situations to clinch the win. As a result, Nebraska remains in first place in the Legends Division and moves to 7-0 all-time against Michigan State.
While the loss—the Spartans' third in their last four games—will undoubtedly sting for some time, there were a few positives the be found. Let's take a look at the winners and losers for Michigan State from Saturday's action.