Nebraska’s Blackshirts had held Michigan State to five total yards of offense in the second half before the Spartans used a 62-yard punt return to tie Saturday’s game at 20-all enroute to a 23-20 overtime win.
Afterward, Huskers coach Scott Frost said the ball was punted to the left side of the field when it was designed to go right. “We’ve got to punt the ball,” Frost said. “We’ve got guys at the university specifically for the reason to punt it and we have a couple 10-yard punts that almost cost us and right when we need it the most we kick it to the wrong side of the field and some of the coverage guys didn’t see it and it cost us the game.”
Nebraska is now 2-3 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten. The Huskers’ Homecoming game this Saturday against Northwestern has a 6:30 p.m. kickoff.