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Top 25: No. 21 Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24

Published November 3, 2012 5:40 pm
Top 25 football • The Cornhuskers rallied from a 24-14 deficit in the fourth quarter.
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East Lansing, Mich. • Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left to lift No. 21 Nebraska to a 28-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday night that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division.

The Cornhuskers scored two touchdowns in the final 7 minutes, 2 seconds to erase a 24-14 deficit. The winning score was set up by a pass interference call in the end zone on Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard, which gave Nebraska the ball at the 5 when the Cornhuskers otherwise would have had to attempt a tying field goal.

Le'Veon Bell ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns for Michigan State.

Martinez rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns, becoming Nebraska's career leader in total offense. —

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