Another week, another crushing loss for Scott Frost and the Nebraska Huskers football program.
Nebraska appeared to be on the verge of a huge road win at Michigan State for most of Saturday night’s contest. However, the Huskers collapsed late – in typical fashion under Frost – and suffered yet another crushing loss.
Michigan State topped Nebraska in overtime, 23-20, on Saturday evening.
The Huskers lead the Spartans late, but gave up a back-breaking punt return for a touchdown. Nebraska was unable to move the ball from there, leading to overtime.
— Michigan St. on BTN (@MichiganStOnBTN) September 26, 2021
In overtime, the Huskers got the ball first, but quarterback Adrian Martinez threw an interception on third down that was nearly returned for a game-winning touchdown. The Huskers were able to stop the Spartans short, but Michigan State made a game-winning field goal with its ensuing possession.
It was an especially crushing loss for Frost and Co.
Being a Nebraska fan is some special kind of Hell.
— Jake Sorensen (@937JakeSorensen) September 26, 2021
Nebraska should have used more analysts to coach their special teams. They just gave up a game-tying punt return to Michigan State. Such a glaring weakness under Scott Frost, and it keeps undercutting them at the biggest moments.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) September 26, 2021
Growing up (a) as a Mizzou fan (b) in the 1980s and 1990s, I never thought there would be a point where I genuinely feel bad for Nebraska.
— Bill Connelly (@ESPN_BillC) September 26, 2021
Matt Coghlin's 21-yard field goal is good to win it. Spartans rush the field. Final: Michigan State 24, Nebraska 21.
That's Nebraska football, folks.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 26, 2021
Another brutal loss for Nebraska, which just can't win close games under Scott Frost. Effort is there, but Huskers always seem to make a few too many mistakes.
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) September 26, 2021
Nebraska’s defense played at an incredibly high level on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Huskers yet again made a ton of brutal mistakes on offense and on special teams.
The Huskers fell to 2-3 on the season with Saturday night’s loss, while the Spartans improved to 4-0.