Justin Blatchford hurries Penn State QB Matt McGloin

Nebraska 32
Penn St. 23

Nov. 10, 2012 - 2:30 p.m. Central
Memorial Stadium | Lincoln, NE | ABC/ESPN2
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Penn St. 7 13 3 0 23
Nebraska 3 3 14 12 32
1st quarter
PSU - Zach Zwinak 50 run (Sam Ficken kick) 13:14
NEB - Brett Maher 32 field goal, 6:17
2nd quarter
NEB - Maher 27 field goal, 12:29
PSU - Ficken 27 field goal, 6:58
PSU - Jesse James 10 pass from Matt McGloin (Ficken kick) 2:42
PSU - Ficken 38 field goal, 1:08
3rd quarter
NEB - Imani Cross 1 run (Maher kick) 11:48 Video
NEB - Cross 2 run (Maher kick) 9:37 Video
PSU - Ficken 35 field goal, 6:01
4th quarter
NEB - Jamal Turner 5 pass from Taylor Martinez (Maher kick) 10:57 Video
NEB - Safety, intentional grounding in end zone, 5:02
NEB - Maher 33 field goal, 0:23

                             PSU      NEB
FIRST DOWNS.................. 18       21
  By rushing ................. 4       15 
  By passing ................ 12        5 
  By penalty ................. 2        1
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)....... 34-151   57-267
  Average Per Rush ......... 4.4      4.7
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 240      171
  Att-Comp-Int.......... 37-18-1  20-12-0
  Average Per Attempt....... 6.5      8.6
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 71-391   77-438
  Average Gain Per Play .... 5.5      5.7
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards......... 2-20      1-1
Kickoff Returns-Yards...... 2-46     1-22
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0     1-22
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 3-47.7   5-41.0
  Net Yards Per Punt ...... 47.3     33.0 
Fumbles-Lost................ 3-2      2-2
Penalties-Yards............ 8-80     7-55
Possession Time........... 25:41    34:19
Third-Down Conv. ....... 6 of 15  9 of 18
Fourth-Down Conv. ....... 0 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 4-6      6-7
  Touchdowns ............... 1-6      3-7 
  Field goals .............. 3-6      3-7 
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 2-9     3-14

RUSHING
PSU: Z.Zwinak 21-141; M.Zordich 6-12; M.McGloin 6-minus 1; B.Belton 1-minus 1. 

NEB: A.Abdullah 31-116; T.Martinez 15-104; B.Heard 3-25; I.Cross 8-22.

PASSING
PSU: M.McGloin 18-37-1-240.
NEB: T.Martinez 12-20-0-171. 

RECEIVING
PSU: A.Robinson 6-97; M.Lehman 3-32; Z.Zwinak 2-37; J.James 2-21; A.Kenney 2-15; B.Moseby-Felder 1-23; K.Carter 1-12; M.Zordich 1-3.

NEB: A.Abdullah 4-29; K.Reed 2-60; J.Turner 2-35; K.Bell 2-31; B.Cotton 1-18; Q.Enunwa 1-minus 2.

Attendance: 85,527

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Huskers Rally to Nip Lions: Nebraska trailed 20-6 at half­time before outscoring Penn State 26-3 in the second half on its way to a 32-23 victory.

Taylor Martinez’s five-yard strike to Jamal Turner with 10:57 left gave the Huskers their first lead, 27-23. Martinez’s 56-yard pass to Kyler Reed helped set up the toss to Turner, and also put Reed over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career.

Martinez and I-back Ameer Abdullah both finished with 100-plus yards rushing.

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Cameron Meredith forces a Penn State safety.

Commentary

Stryker

Nebraska found a way to keep its momentum moving toward Indianapolis.

HuskerMax
Vogel

Home field has to mean something and, when Nebraska’s needed it most this season, it has.

Hail Varsity
Flounders

The game came down to Lehman’s fumble. Or maybe it was Lehman’s touch­down that was not called.

Harrisburg Patriot-News
Jones

The lack of an overturn was inexplicable.

Harrisburg Patriot-News
Shatel

Put it on a T-shirt, Nittany fans. We’ll hang it in a frame next to the Crooked Sideline shirts from 1982.

Omaha World-Herald
Barfknecht

McGloin’s reaction will feed the black helicopter crowd.

Omaha World-Herald
Hamar

Ho hum. Another game, another comeback.

Grand Island Independent
Chatelain

There’s something wonderfully old-school about executing the same play over and over and over.

Omaha World-Herald
Sipple

Pelini's team came out swinging – and landing haymakers – immediately in the second half.

Lincoln Journal Star
Whitney

The Huskers looked like a different team in the final 30 minutes.

Callahan

You could play the next 100 years of Nebraska football and not see a string of comebacks like this.

HuskerOnline
Rudel

Even if Lehman had been awarded a touchdown, Nebraska still had plenty of time to rev up its high-powered offense.

Altoona Mirror
York

Once they can clean up some of their messes, there’s no telling how good they might be.

Huskers.com
Fegely

Should Penn State leave the Big Ten? ... After seeing the Nebraska game, something has to change.

Harrisburg Patriot-News
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