November 3, 2012
Video: Narduzzi and Roushar postgame
EAST LANSING - Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi stopped short of pointing a finger at the crew that officiated his team's 28-24 loss to Nebraska.
But by body language alone during his postgame press conference, it was clear that Narduzzi was disappointed with several of the calls that went against Michigan State.
The pass interference call on Darqueze Dennard in the end zone on Nebraska's game-winning drive in the fourth quarter was particularly bothersome to the Spartan defensive coordinator.
"There are a lot of calls that I would like to take a look at," Narduzzi said. "I got a look at it up there; didn't look that good from up there, but who am I to judge? It didn't look good."
Dennard also had a pick-six taken away by a personal foul call in the fourth quarter.
"Our kids fight their tails off," Narduzzi said. "I feel bad for the kids more than anybody because it hurts. They play their tails off and we just keep coming up short. Again, we will learn from it and become stronger as a football team."
Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar was disappointed in the outcome against Nebraska. But the Spartan assistant was pleased with the progress he saw in the run game.
Led by junior tailback Le'Veon Bell, who rushed for 191 yards on 36 carries with two touchdowns, Michigan State totaled 238 yards on the ground against Nebraska.
Continuity on the offensive line was a factor in Michigan State's success running the football.
"For the first time in seven weeks, we had all five offensive linemen practice together and function together for three days," Roushar said. "I thought they played well. So I am disappointed for our kids."
Click below for Roushar's postgame press conference.
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