Nebraska lineman falls on his behind in hilarious false start (GIFs)

Late in the first quarter on the road against Michigan State, Nebraska was trailing 7-0 and working its way down the field in an effort to tie the score.

On a third-and-8 play from the MSU 43-yard line, the stingy Spartans defense was showing a blitz pre-snap and it clearly affected Nebraska left guard Jake Cotton, who flinched and then hilariously fell on his backside.

You have to see this.

Obviously, Cotton was flagged for a false start and the Huskers punted two plays later.

Cotton’s penalty was fairly indicative of Nebraska’s rough first half. The Huskers trailed 17-0 at halftime and eventually fell 27-22 to the No. 10 Spartans.

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