Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had never experienced four straight games that were decided in the closing seconds. And if he never again has to go through the frustrations of the past month, he won't miss it.
A 28-24 loss to Nebraska was the latest dagger for the Spartans (5-5, 2-4 Big Ten), who have dropped four league games by a total of 10 points.
Michigan State, heading into its off week, is 3-4 in games decided by four points or less this season.
Still, Dantonio wouldn't say his team is struggling. He pointed to his team being inches and seconds away from a high ranking and title contention for the third straight year.