The Michigan State Spartans have just lost their first battle against Nebraska as a conference foe, 24-3. The Spartans were unable to keep the momentum going a week after one of the most thrilling victories in team history, a Hail Mary victory over Wisconsin.
The Spartans suffered their first conference loss of the season on the heels of their most putrid offensive performance in recent memory. The three points scored by the Spartans was their lowest point total since the 2003 Alamo Bowl, where Michigan State ironically lost to Nebraska 17-3. On this day, the offense gained just 187 total yards and went just 3-of-14 on third down.
Despite the excitement over the Wisconsin game last Saturday, today's game had far bigger implications for the Spartans coming in, as both teams are in the Legends Division and are directly competing for a place in the Big Ten Championship Game. After Nebraska laid the wood on the Spartans, we learned even more about Michigan State today then we did last week.