Nebraska 42
Penn St. 17

Sep. 29, 1979 - 11:50 a.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Penn St. 14 0 3 0 17
Nebraska 0 28 0 14 42
First Quarter
PSU: Brad Scovill 14 pass from Doyle Tate (Menhardt kick) 8:03
PSU: Tom Wise 30 interception return (Menhardt kick) 3:00
Second Quarter
NEB: Junior Miller 11 pass from Tim Hager (Dean Sukup kick) 14:08
NEB: Miller 70 pass from Hager (Sukup kick) 7:00
NEB: Kenny Brown 16 run (Sukup kick) 6:02
NEB: Andra Franklin 5 run (Sukup kick) 3:24
Third Quarter
PSU: Herb Menhardt 35 field goal, 12:10
Fourth Quarter
NEB: Tim Wurth 7 run (Sukup kick) 8:31
NEB: Jim Kotera 4 run (Sukup kick) 1:55

                        PSU       NEB
First downs ............ 10        24
  Rushing ............... 3        16
  Passing ............... 5         7
  Penalty ............... 2         1
Rushes-yards ........ 35-60    61-298
Return yards ........... 33         6
Passing yards ......... 123       232
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 9-20-1   15-23-1
Total offense ...... 55-183    84-530
Punts-avg ............ 8-42      4-39
Fumbles-lost .......... 2-1       1-1
Penalties-yards ...... 3-20      3-25
Possession time ..... 24:13     35:47
Third-down conv. ..... 3/14     10/17
Fourth-down conv. ..... 1/2       1/1 

RUSHING LEADERS
PSU: Warner 8-19, Suhey 7-14, Rakowsky 5-17.
NEB: Redwine 22-124, Franklin 9-63, Hipp 12-50.

PASSING LEADERS
PSU: Tate 7-15-0 104; Rakowsky 2-5-1 19.
NEB: Hager 14-22-1 215; Quinn 1-1-0 17.

RECEIVING LEADERS
PSU: Scovill 2-59, Suhey 3-25, Donovan 2-32 Warner 2-7.

NEB: Smith 6-107, Miller 2-81, Brown 3-37. Woodard 1-9, Hipp 1-3, Redwine 1-1.

MORE STATISTICS

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Tim Hager, 14-22 passing, 215 yds, 2 TDs
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Brent Williams, 13 tackles, 7 unassisted

Attendance: 76,151

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Recap

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Things looked grim for Nebraska in the early going as 18th-ranked Penn State jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first period. But then the dam broke as the sixth-ranked Huskers flooded the scoreboard with points — 28, to be exact — in the second quarter en route to a 42-17 win in Lincoln.

The big hookup came with quarterback Tim Hager to tight end Junior Miller as the two teamed for two touchdowns of 11 and 70 yards. But Hager and Miller were not the only NU stars as Jarvis Redwine and Kenny Brown both played outstanding. Redwine finished the game with 124 yards despite not starting, and Brown made several great catches and scored on the ground from 16 yards out.

In the second half, the Blackshirts held Penn State to just 3 points and 66 yards, while the offense mounted drives of 69 and 57 yards for fourth-quarter touchdowns that put the game well out of the Nittany Lions’ reach.

Penn State’s first-quarter touchdown pass would be the last TD given up by the Nebraska defense for 20 straight quarters.

NOTES: It was the second week in a row the Huskers overcame a 14-point deficit. … The game marked the 100th consecutive home sellout at Memorial Stadium.

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1979 schedule
05/05 Red 27, White 13
09/15 Utah St. W 35-14
09/22 @ Iowa W 24-21
09/29 Penn St. W 42-17
10/06 New Mexico St. W 57-0
10/13 Kansas W 42-0
10/20 @ Oklahoma St. W 36-0
10/27 Colorado W 38-10
11/03 @ Missouri W 23-20
11/10 @ Kansas St. W 21-12
11/17 Iowa St. W 34-3
11/24 @ Oklahoma L 14-17
01/01 Houston L 14-17
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