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    === Martinez throws game-winning TD, Nebraska defeats Michigan State ===
 
 East  Lansing,  MI (Sports Network)  - Taylor  Martinez found Jamal Turner all
 alone  in the end zone with just six seconds left to lift No. 21 Nebraska past
 Michigan State, 28-24, on Saturday.
 
 After trailing  24-14 for most of the fourth quarter, Martinez broke off a 35-
 yard  touchdown run  with just  over seven  minutes remaining  to pull  within
 24-21.
 
 The  Cornhuskers'  defense was  able to  force a  Spartans' punt, but Nebraska
 could not convert on 4th-and-9 and gave it back to Michigan State.
 
 The  defense came up  big for the Cornhuskers once again and the Spartans were
 forced to punt to give Nebraska (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) one last chance.
 
 Following  a  touchback, Martinez connected  with Quincy Enunwa down the right
 sideline  for a  22-yard gain before hooking  up with Kyler Reed for a 38-yard
 catch-and-run to put the ball on the Michigan State 20.
 
 On  a  crucial 3rd-and-10,  Martinez's pass fell  incomplete, but the Spartans
 were  flagged  for pass  interference to  give the Cornhuskers  a fresh set of
 downs at the MSU 5.
 
 Martinez's pass on first down was incomplete, but the shifty quarterback found
 Turner all alone near the back left corner of the end zone for the win.
 
 "It was a great call by Coach (Offensive Coordinator Tim) Beck. I can't
 believe that we won the game like that; I've been dreaming about this my whole
 life," Turner said. "It was the same play we called last week and I lost the
 ball in the lights and missed the touchdown, but Beck came back and called it
 this week and I was able to score the winning touchdown.
 
 With  the victory  Nebraska takes  over  first place  in the  Big Ten  Legends
 division.  The Cornhuskers  own the tiebreaker after defeating Michigan, which
 is also 4-1 in the Big Ten, last week.
 
 "We think we're the best in the Big Ten; we're not going to be stopped. We're
 going to keep going until we accomplish what we want to accomplish, and that's
 the Big Ten Championship. It doesn't matter how much we're down by - 20, 30
 points - we're going to keep fighting until we win the game," Turner said.
 
 Martinez  finished  the  game  just  16-for-36  passing  for  160  yards,  two
 touchdowns  and three  interceptions, but it was on the ground where he really
 made  a  difference. He  ran for  205 yards and  two scores  on 17 carries and
 Ameer Abdullah added 110 yards on 22 totes for the Cornhuskers.
 
 Le'Veon  Bell carried  the ball 36 times  for 188 yards and two touchdowns and
 Andrew  Maxwell  threw for  123 yards  and a score  despite completing just 9-
 of-27  passes.  Darqueeze Dennard had  two interceptions for the Spartans (5-5
 2-4), who lost in November for the first time in eight tries.
 
 "Tough game, very tough game, maybe one of the toughest games I've experienced
 here. I thought we had every opportunity to win the football game," Michigan
 State head coach Mike Dantonio said. "Whether that plays out on the field,
 whether that's some kind of way; I'm not sure how at times. We got them
 fourth-and-10 at the end of the game. The game's over if we stop them there
 with the first down, last series, game's over."
 
 Earlier,  Bell's  11-yard touchdown run gave  Michigan State a 7-0 lead in the
 first  quarter. Bell started to his left, but cut it back to the middle, broke
 a tackle and lunged for the end zone.
 
 The  Cornhuskers came  back to tie the  game on their next drive when Martinez
 hit  Abdullah  with a  2-yard touchdown  pass. Earlier  in the drive, Martinez
 broke  a 59-yard  run down the right  sideline but was stopped on the Michigan
 State 4. Abdullah was stood up on first and second down before Martinez tossed
 it to him in the flat for the score.
 
 After  Brett Maher  missed a  30-yard field  goal for  Nebraska, the  Spartans
 needed  just four plays  to take the lead once again at 14-7. Bell broke a 40-
 yard  run up  the middle, but a  15-yard penalty brought it back to Nebraska's
 46. On the next play, Maxwell faked the handoff to Bell and delivered a strike
 to Tony Lippett for a 46-yard touchdown pass.
 
 The  teams traded  punts before Martinez broke a 71-yard touchdown run to knot
 it  up once  again. Martinez took the  shotgun snap and broke to his left, and
 Kenny  Bell  delivered a key block  on the edge  to give Martinez a clean lane
 down  the sideline. The  quarterback raced all the way to the end zone and the
 teams entered the break tied at 14-14.
 
 Michigan  State's  opening drive in the  second half stalled at the Nebraska 7
 and  Dan  Conroy booted it  through from  25 yards out  to give the Spartans a
 17-14 advantage.
 
 Dennard picked off Martinez with just over three minutes left in the third and
 returned it 30 yard to the Nebraska 38. Eight plays later, Bell bulled his way
 in from 1-yard out to put the Spartans up 24-14.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Nebraska  is 7-0 all-time against Michigan State ... The Cornhuskers outgained
 MSU 473-361 in total offense and 313-238 on the ground.
 
 
 
 11/03 23:38:47 ET