Michigan State Vs. Nebraska Score: Cornhuskers Up 10-0 Thanks To The Running Game

Defense has been the story early, with a one-yard Rex Burkhead touchdown plunge and a Brett Maher field goal being the difference so far late in the first quarter, Nebraska leading 10-0 over Michigan State.

Nebraska had to go just 25 yards in seven plays for their first score thanks to a Kirk Cousins interception on the Spartans' opening drive. The Cornhuskers did not throw a pass on the drive, with a mix of Taylor Martinez and Burkhead running the ball down the field. 

Michigan State had great field position on their next possession, starting on the Nebraska 38-yard-line following a 62-yard kickoff return by Nick Hill. The Spartans promptly went three-and-out however, leading to a missed Dan Conroy field goal.

After trading punts on the next two possessions, Nebraska found themselves on the one-yard line again thanks to a 39-yard Tim Marlowe run. The Spartans held at the goal-line however, holding the Huskers to a field goal. 

For more on the Huskers, head over to the SB Nation blog Corn Nation. Check out The Only Colors for all things Michigan State. As always, stay tuned to our storystream for live scoring updates on all of today's games. 

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