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Nebraska’s current overtime skid heavy on heartbreak and empty on points | Football

Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III runs around Nebraska defenders during overtime Saturday in East Lansing, Mich.

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A look at the stats shows that Saturday’s game between Nebraska and Michigan State probably should have never reached overtime.

It did, however, and the Spartans prevailed 23-20 on a chip-shot field goal.

It was another gut-punch loss for the Huskers, who dropped to 2-3. It also continued an astounding streak for the Huskers, who have lost six straight overtime games. Of those six straight losses, NU hasn’t scored an OT point.

Consider, teams start at or near field-goal range — the 25-yard line — in overtime. Still, the Huskers have come up empty in six straight OT games.

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The last time NU won an overtime game was in 2014 at Iowa — Bo Pelini’s final game as coach.

Saturday: at Michigan State (L 23-20)

Nebraska got the ball first and Adrian Martinez threw an interception on a quick crossing route three plays in. Michigan State’s Matt Coghlin knocks in a 21-yard field goal.

2019: at Colorado (L 34-31)

The Buffs got the ball and were held to a 34-yard field goal. Two Maurice Washington runs account for 1 yard, Martinez is sacked for a loss of seven, and NU is faced with a 48-yard field goal attempt. The attempt goes wide.

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