Cousins trying to rebound after poor outing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A week after becoming Michigan State's winningest quarterback, Kirk Cousins endured perhaps his worst game as a Spartan.

Cousins went 11 of 27 for only 86 yards in a 24-3 loss at Nebraska. He was sacked four times and threw an interception -- a sour way for the fifth-year senior to finish a brutal October schedule that included wins over Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin before the loss to Nebraska.

Now tied with two other teams for first place in the Legends Division, the 15th-ranked Spartans enter the final month of the regular season still hoping for a spot in the Big Ten title game. Michigan State hosts Minnesota on Saturday.