Penn St. 27
Nebraska 24

Sep. 25, 1982
Beaver Stadium | University Park, PA | CBS
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 0 7 7 10 24
Penn St. 7 7 7 6 27
PS: Kirk Bowman 14 pass from Todd Blackledge (Massimo Manca kick)
PS: Curt Warner 2 run (Manca kick)
NU: Irving Fryar 30 pass from Turner Gill (Kevin Seibel kick)
PS: Kenny Jackson 18 pass from Blackledge (Manca kick)
NU: Mike Rozier 2 pass from Gill (Seibel kick)
NU: FG Seibel 37
NU: Gill 1 run (Seibel kick)
PS: Bowman 2 pass from Blackledge (kick failed)

                          NEB       PSU 
First downs               23         30  
Rushes-yards          48-233     41-210  
Passing yards            239        295  
Return yards               0         13  
Passes               34-16-1    39-23-1  
Punts                 3-38.7     2-37.5  
Fumbles-lost             3-2        3-2  
Penalties-yards         4-35       2-10  
Time of possession     30:13      29:47

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
RUSHING
NU: Rozier 19-86, Gill 12-52, Fryar 1-45, Roger Craig 7-27, Doug Wilkening 8-23, Jeff Smith 1-0.

PS: Warner 13-78, Jon Williams 10-65, Skeeter Nichols 7-32, Joel Coles 4-20, Todd Blackledge 5-8, Mumford 2-7

PASSING
NU: Gill 34-16-1-239. 
PS: Blackledge 39-23-1-295.

RECEIVING
NU: Fryar 7-112, Todd Brown 3-60, Ricky Simmons 2-28, Jamie Williams 1-18, Mitch Krenk 1-11, Wilkening 1-8, Rozier 1-2.

PS: Gregg Garrity 5-75, Jackson 5-73, Mike McCloskey 4-68, Warner 3-47, Williams 3-0, Bowman 2-16, Nichols 1-16

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Penn State tight end Kirk Bowman made a miraculous catch of a low Todd Blackledge pass deep in the Nebraska end zone with just four seconds left to lift the Lions to a 27-24 win over the Huskers, sending a Beaver Stadium record crowd of 85,304 into a frenzy.

Thanks to a series of Nebraska errors, the Lions controlled the early stages of the game and led, 21-7, just into the third period before the Huskers started to rally.

NU had pulled within 21-17 in the fourth quarter when quarterback Turner Gill, playing before the largest regular-season crowd ever to see Nebraska play and a national CBS-TV audience, guided the Huskers 80 yards in 13 plays in a drive that consumed 6:50, capping the drive himself on a 1-yard run with 1:18 left — only to see Blackledge take the Lions 65 yards in 10 plays.

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