Nebraska 17
Penn St. 14

Nov. 12, 2011 - 11 a.m. Central
Beaver Stadium | University Park, PA | ESPN
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 3 7 7 0 17
Penn St. 0 0 7 7 14

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1st quarter
NEB: Maher 41 field goal, 10:55
2nd quarter
NEB: Abdullah 2 run (Maher kick) 0:44
3rd quarter
NEB: Burkhead 14 (Maher kick) 8:51
PSU: Green 5 run (Fera kick) 5:07
4th quarter
PSU: Green 6 run (Fera kick) 5:42
 
                            NEB      PSU
 First downs ............... 21       21
   By rushing .............. 10       10 
   By passing .............. 10        9 
   By penalty ............... 1        2
 Rushes-Yards (net) .... 48-188   43-166
 Passing yards (net) ...... 143      209
   Att-Comp-Int ....... 27-13-0  35-17-0
 Total offense ......... 75-331   78-375
 Fumble returns-Yds ....... 0-0      0-0
 Punt returns-Yds ......... 0-0     3-37
 Kickoff returns-Yds ..... 3-61     3-61
 Int. returns-Yds ......... 0-0      0-0
 Punts-Average ......... 8-45.0   7-42.3
 Fumbles-Lost ............. 1-1      1-1
 Penalties-Yards ......... 6-45     3-32
 Possession time ........ 29:03    30:57
   1st Quarter ........... 5:09     9:51 
   2nd Quarter ........... 9:07     5:53 
   3rd Quarter ........... 8:28     6:32 
   4th Quarter ........... 6:19     8:41 
 Third-down conv. ........ 6/16     5/16
 Fourth-down conv. ........ 0/1      1/3
 Sacks by-Yards ........... 1-7      1-3

RUSHING
NEB: R.Burkhead 25-121; T.Martinez 19-56; K.Reed 1-5; T.Marlowe 1-4; A.Abdullah 2-2.

PSU: S.Green 17-71; S.Redd 15-53; B.Beachum 7-36; S.Kersey 1-4; J.Suhey 1-3; M.McGloin 2-minus 1.

PASSING
NEB: T.Martinez 13-26-0-143; R.Burkhead 0-1-0-0.
PSU: M.McGloin 16-34-0-193; C.Drake 1-1-0-16.

RECEIVING
NEB: K.Bell 4-42; K.Reed 3-40; Q.Enunwa 2-14; K.Cooper 1-17; T.Marlowe 1-15; B.Cotton 1-14; R.Burkhead 1-1.

PSU: D.Moye 4-78; J.Brown 3-30; S.Green 3-5; D.Smith 2-19; C.Drake 1-31; M.McGloin 1-16; A.Szczerba 1-14; A.Robinson 1-9; K.Haplea 1-7.

Attendance: 107,903

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Huskers edge Nittany Lions on difficult day

Rex Burkhead pounded out 121 yards rushing and linebacker Lavonte David made a key fourth-down stop late in the game to help No. 19 Nebraska to a 17-14 win over No. 12 Penn State.

It was an emotionally charged day at Beaver Stadium just days after the dismissal of Penn State coach Joe Paterno in connection with the Jerry Sandusky sexual-abuse scandal.

The Blackshirts got stops on Penn State’s final two possessions to secure the win.

After Penn State cut Nebraska’s lead to 17-14, the Huskers went 3-and-out, giving the ball back to PSU on its own 11 after a 61-yard Brett Maher punt. The Nittany Lions needed just three plays to reach their own 36, but there the Blackshirts stiffened, and Penn State turned the ball over on downs when linebacker Lavonte David stuffed running back Silas Redd on fourth-and-1. (See video at top of page.)

That gave Nebraska the ball with 1:49 remaining and a chance to end the game, but Penn State made a fourth-down stop of its own to regain possession at its own 28 with 49 seconds left. PSU could get no farther than its own 46 before time expired.

Omaha World-Herald*
Lincoln Journal Star*
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Pregame & team info
2011 schedule
04/16 Red 32, White 29
09/03 Chattanooga W 40-7
09/10 Fresno St. W 42-29
09/17 Washington W 51-38
09/24 @ Wyoming W 38-14
10/01 @ Wisconsin L 17-48
10/08 Ohio St. W 34-27
10/22 @ Minnesota W 41-14
10/29 Michigan St. W 24-3
11/05 Northwestern L 25-28
11/12 @ Penn St. W 17-14
11/19 @ Michigan L 17-45
11/25 Iowa W 20-7
01/02 @ South Carolina L 13-30
Rex Burkhead rushed for 121 yards.

Commentary

Stryker

Nebraska had to fight, claw, and go deep into the playbook to scratch out a three-point win over a team that has very little offensive punch.

HuskerMax
Shatel

Sports met humanity on Saturday, and the man in the middle was a fellow named Ron Brown.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Nothing about this day was going to be easy.

Lincoln Journal Star
Feit

Is Lavonte David the greatest linebacker to ever play at Nebraska?

HuskerMax
Morrissey

Don't even try to say a football game helped speed up the healing for the victims.

Chicago Sun-Times
York

An entire nation could see football in vastly different terms and through a completely different lens than a normal Saturday.

Huskers.com
Sorensen

Something powerful took place in Beaver Stadium, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions, before a single snap was taken.

Husker Locker
Husker Mike

With the game on the line, #4 came through.

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