Nebraska Opens as Slight Underdog to Michigan State
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Nebraska Opens as Slight Underdog to Michigan State

November 11, 2018

Nebraska (3-7, 2-5 Big Ten) opened as a slight underdog to Michigan State (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten). Early lines had the Spartans as a two-point favorite in the matchup.

Michigan State comes to Lincoln after a 26-6 loss to Ohio State. The Spartans were No. 24 in the previous AP Poll, but dropped out after Saturday's loss to the Buckeyes. They had the fourth-most "others receiving votes," unofficially listing them at No. 29.

Nebraska comes into the matchup after a 54-35 victory over Illinois. 

The Nov. 17 matchup will mark the 11th all-time meeting between Nebraska and Michigan State. The Huskers own an 8-2 record against the Spartans all-time and a 3-2 record since joining the Big Ten. Easily the most memorable of those five games came the last time these two teams met.

In 2015, sixth-ranked Michigan State visited Memorial Stadium for a November game. The Spartans were a perfect 8-0 on the season. Nebraska scored 13 points in the game's final four minutes — including a game-winning touchdown from quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. to wideout Brandon Reilly with 17 seconds left — to stun the Spartans.

The Big Ten announced on Sunday that the Huskers and Spartans will kick off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17. The game will be televised on FOX.

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