Nebraska Nips Michigan; Big 10 Race Is Shaping Up Nicely

The Nebraska Cornhuskers appeared to be dead in the water, but a game-winning “Hail Mary” touchdown catch for Jordan Westerkamp has changed their season around. After a nail-biting win over the Northwestern Wildcats, Nebraska headed into Week 11 with their Big Ten Championship hopes on the line. The Cornhuskers trekked to Michigan Wolverines on Saturday to face a Brady Hoke-led team that hadn’t lost at home during his tenure — key word being: hadn’t.

Hoke’s bunch was upended in front of the Wolverines’ hometown crowd as the Cornhuskers rallied back for yet another come-from-behind victory. At 7-2, Nebraska fans are starting to prepare themselves for a Big 10 Championship bout with the Ohio State Buckeyes, a program that has all but guaranteed itself the top spot in the Leaders division.

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However, the path to the championship isn’t as easy for the Cornhuskers. Michigan State currently stands atop the Leaders division with a 8-1 overall record and after a week of; the Spartans will head to Lincoln and face a red-hot Nebraska team in Week 12. Nothing is set in stone, but the team that walks away from this battle with a victory in hand will more than likely have punched a ticket to the 2013 Big 10 Championship game. It’s never too early for a preview, and this pending Michigan State-Nebraska contest is one that will be talked about for months on end.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook  or add him to your network on Google.

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