The Spartans (2-0) rotated Connor Cook, Tyler O’Connor and Andrew Maxwell at quarterback, but their offense contributed only one touchdown. The defense has scored four of Michigan State’s six TDs this season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ crowded backfield is sorting itself out.
The Spartans trailed for most of the game but Michigan State rallied in the final minutes to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 59-56 on Friday night.
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The Spartans (24-7, 13-5) were eliminated from Big Ten title contention early in their game when Indiana beat Michigan, and Michigan State struggled to put away the undermanned Wildcats.
The No. 10 Spartans can achieve that feat for the fourth time in five years by getting some help, then handing visiting Northwestern an eighth straight defeat in Sunday night’s regular-season finale.
Michigan State led 36-27 after a Payne jumper from the left baseline early in the second half, all but quieting the crowd.
Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, MSU’s Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt.
Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds in eighth-ranked Michigan State’s 73-64 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.
The eighth-ranked Spartans look to keep pace atop the rugged Big Ten by earning a second straight season sweep of the host Cornhuskers on Saturday night.