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East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Taylor Martinez found Jamal Turner allalone in the end zone with just six seconds left to lift No. 21 Nebraska pastMichigan 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 within24-21.

The Cornhuskers' defense was able to force a Spartans' punt, but Nebraskacould 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 wereforced to punt to give Nebraska (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) one last chance.

Following a touchback, Martinez connected with Quincy Enunwa down the rightsideline for a 22-yard gain before hooking up with Kyler Reed for a 38-yardcatch-and-run to put the ball on the Michigan State 20.

On a crucial 3rd-and-10, Martinez's pass fell incomplete, but the Spartanswere flagged for pass interference to give the Cornhuskers a fresh set ofdowns at the MSU 5.

Martinez's pass on first down was incomplete, but the shifty quarterback foundTurner all alone near the back left corner of the end zone for the win.

With the victory Nebraska takes over first place in the Big Ten Legendsdivision. The Cornhuskers own the tiebreaker after defeating Michigan, whichis also 4-1 in the Big Ten, last week.

Martinez finished the game just 16-for-36 passing for 160 yards, twotouchdowns and three interceptions, but it was on the ground where he reallymade a difference. He ran for 205 yards and two scores on 17 carries andAmeer Abdullah added 110 yards on 22 totes for the Cornhuskers.

Le'Veon Bell carried the ball 36 times for 188 yards and two touchdowns andAndrew Maxwell threw for 123 yards and a score despite completing just 9-of-27 passes. Darqueeze Dennard had two interceptions for the Spartans (5-52-4), who lost in November for the first time in eight tries.

Earlier, Bell's 11-yard touchdown run gave Michigan State a 7-0 lead in thefirst quarter. Bell started to his left, but cut it back to the middle, brokea tackle and lunged for the end zone.

The Cornhuskers came back to tie the game on their next drive when Martinezhit Abdullah with a 2-yard touchdown pass. Earlier in the drive, Martinezbroke a 59-yard run down the right sideline but was stopped on the MichiganState 4. Abdullah was stood up on first and second down before Martinez tossedit to him in the flat for the score.

After Brett Maher missed a 30-yard field goal for Nebraska, the Spartansneeded 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's46. On the next play, Maxwell faked the handoff to Bell and delivered a striketo Tony Lippett for a 46-yard touchdown pass.

The teams traded punts before Martinez broke a 71-yard touchdown run to knotit up once again. Martinez took the shotgun snap and broke to his left, andKenny Bell delivered a key block on the edge to give Martinez a clean lanedown the sideline. The quarterback raced all the way to the end zone and theteams entered the break tied at 14-14.

Michigan State's opening drive in the second half stalled at the Nebraska 7and Dan Conroy booted it through from 25 yards out to give the Spartans a17-14 advantage.

Dennard picked off Martinez with just over three minutes left in the third andreturned it 30 yard to the Nebraska 38. Eight plays later, Bell bulled his wayin from 1-yard out to put the Spartans up 24-14.

Game Notes

Nebraska is 7-0 all-time against Michigan State ... The Cornhuskers outgainedMSU 473-361 in total offense and 313-238 on the ground.

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