The Michigan State Spartans were playing catch-up for most of the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The team fell behind early and were unable to rally late as Nebraska scored the first six and the last six points of the game on Sunday.
After the 60-51 loss, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was clearly upset with his, and his team’s performance.
I’m disappointed. I talked to my team at our pre-game meal today about the Super Bowl, about how if you come out and get punched in the mouth early, you have to be ready to play all the time,” said Izzo. “We’re trying to make a big deal about the first four or five possessions both offensively and defensively. I made that point and then sat there and watched the team shrivel up with a couple of bad plays.
We got what we deserved and the only guy that takes the blame for that is me. It’s my job to get them ready to play and we didn’t look ready to play. For that, don’t blame them, blame me. They don’t get paid; I get paid to do a job and they get a chance to do their job.