Nittany Lions maul Huskers
Nebraska suffered its first loss of the season in a 40-7 setback to Penn State in front of a Beaver Stadium and Nebraska school-record crowd of 110,753.
After a scoreless first quarter, Penn State got on the board with Larry Johnson’s seven-yard touchdown run with 12:45 left in the first half. The Huskers responded with an eight-play, 84-yard drive to tie the score 2½ minutes later.
After that, it was all Nittany Lions.
A pair of Robbie Gould field goals gave PSU a 13-7 halftime lead. The Nittany Lions built the lead to 19-7 with a staggering 16-play, 80-yard drive that ate up 7:10 on the opening drive of the second half. Just two minutes later, the flood gates opened when Rich Gardner returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown to give PSU a 26-7 lead.