Saquon Barkley carries the ball in the first half.

Penn St. 56
Nebraska 44

Nov. 18, 2017 - 3 p.m. Central
Beaver Stadium | University Park, PA | FS1
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 10 0 14 20 44
Penn St. 14 28 0 14 56
1st quarter
PS: Barkley 65 run (Davis kick) 14:03
NU: Brown 27 field goal, 9:18
NU: Ozigbo 1 run (Brown kick) 6:17 Video
2nd quarter
PS: McSorley 9 run (Davis kick) 11:53
PS: Gesicki 9 pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 9:23
PS: Barkley 8 run (Davis kick) 4:36
PS: Thompkins 15 pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 1:19
3rd quarter
NU: Wilbon 24 run (Brown kick) 6:40 Video
NU: Pierson-El 22 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 2:34
4th quarter
PS: Gesicki 17 pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 13:59
PS: Bowers 15 pass from Stevens (Davis kick) 10:13
NU: Morgan 8 pass from Lee (Brown kick) 6:32 Video
NU: Wilbon 1 run (Brown kick) 1:20
NU: Stoll 3 pass from Lee, 0:00

                              NU       PS
FIRST DOWNS.................. 21       32
  Rushing .................... 4        9 
  Passing ................... 16       18 
  Penalty .................... 1        5 
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)........ 26-67   35-263
PASSING YDS (NET)........... 399      346
Passes Att-Comp-Int..... 41-26-0  39-26-0
TOTAL OFFENSE ........... 67-466   74-609
Fumble Returns-Yards........ 0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards.......... 1-3      2-7
Kickoff Returns-Yards..... 4-104     5-84
Int. Returns-Yards.......... 0-0      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)....... 8-42.4   4-39.5
Fumbles-Lost................ 0-0      1-1
Penalties-Yards............ 9-89     5-39
Possession Time........... 29:49    30:11
Third-Down Conversions.. 5 of 15  8 of 12
Fourth-Down Conversions.. 1 of 1   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances..... 5-5      7-7
Sacks By: Number-Yards...... 2-4     4-25

RUSHING
NU: Wilbon 10-53; Ozigbo 7-12; Bradley 1-9; Spielman 1-8; Lindsey 1-1; Lee 6-minus 16.

PS: Barkley 17-158; McSorley 9-46; Stevens 5-31; Sanders, Miles 4-28.

PASSING
NU: Lee 26-41-0-399.
 
PS: McSorley 24-36-0-325; Stevens 2-3-0-21.

RECEIVING
NU: Morgan 7-185; Spielman 6-96; Hoppes 6-43; Pierson-El 4-54; Wilbon 2-18; Stoll 1-3. 

PS: Barkley 6-66; Johnson 5-105; Gesicki 4-47; Hamilton 4-42; Stevens 2-22; Blacknall 1-22; Bowers 1-15; Thompkins 1-15; Sanders 1-6; Pancoast 1-6.

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Huskers Unable to Slow Nittany Lion Offense: Tanner Lee threw for 399 yards and three touchdowns, and Nebraska outscored Penn State by three touchdowns in the second half, but that wasn’t enough, as the Husker fell to No. 10 Penn State 56-44.

Lee was 26-of-41 passing, and junior receiver Stanley Morgan caught seven passes for a career-high 185 yards, as the Husker offense came to life in the second half after a scoreless second quarter.

That period told the game’s story, as Nebraska didn’t gain a first down in the second quarter, while Penn State scored touchdowns on five straight possessions in the first half.

Saquon Barkley ran 17 times for 168 yards for Penn State, with the majority of that damage coming in the first half.

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Mikale Wilbon carries the ball.

Commentary

Christopherson

It’s appreciated when guys keep scrapping even when the scoreboard looks awful.

Huskers Illustrated
Pernell

Despite a 19-18 record thus far through three seasons, I feel Riley leaves the team in relatively good shape.

Vogel

Things like this are almost always the result of some sort of snowball effect, and Nebraska’s snowball has been gaining size since 2004.

Hail Varsity
Shatel

The New Orleans kid was brilliant. My, oh my, was he good. The Tanner Lee everyone expected? This was it.

Omaha World-Herald
Gross

You saw what the offense can do when it can block somebody: 42 points and 400 yards in two quarters.

Lancaster Online
Sipple

You can talk all you want about changing the structure of the defense, but tackling doesn’t necessarily have to suffer in a new system — especially in the 11th game.

Lincoln Journal Star
Callahan

This may go down as one of the worst rushing offenses in modern day school history.

HuskerOnline
Stryker

Turns out I was dead wrong about Diaco. The only thing he’s done well is make excuses for himself and his players.

HuskerMax
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