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Nebraska 42
Penn State 17

Sept. 29, 1979
Lincoln, NE
Penn State     14    0    3    0  -  17
Nebraska        0   28    0   14  -  42

First Quarter
PSU - Brad Scovill 14 pass from Doyle Tate (Menhardt kick) 8:03
PSU - Tom Wise 30 interception return (Menhardt kick) 3:00
Second Quarter
NEB - Junior Miller 11 pass from Tim Hager (Dean Sukup kick) 14:08
NEB - Miller 70 pass from Hager (Sukup kick) 7:00
NEB - Kenny Brown 16 run (Sukup kick) 6:02
NEB - Andra Franklin 5 run (Sukup kick) 3:24
Third Quarter
PSU - Herb Menhardt 35 field goal, 12:10
Fourth Quarter
NEB - Tim Wurth 7 run (Sukup kick) 8:31
NEB - Jim Kotera 4 run (Sukup kick) 1:55

                    PSU       NEB
First downs          10        24
Rushes-yards      35-60    61-298
Return yards         33         6
Passing yards       123       232
 Att-Comp-Int    20-9-1   23-15-1
Total offense    55-183    84-530
Punts-avg          8-42      4-39
Fumbles-lost        2-1       1-1
Penalties-yards    3-20      3-25

RUSHING LEADERS
PSU: Warner 8-19, Suhey 7-14, Rakowsky 5-17

NEB: Redwine 22-124, Franklin 9-63, Hipp 12-50

PASSING LEADERS
PSU: Tate 15-7-0, 104 yds; Rakowsky 5-2-1, 19 yds

NEB: Hager 22-14-1, 215 yds; Quinn 1-1-0, 17 yds

RECEIVING LEADERS
PSU: Scovill 2-59. Suhey 3-25, Donovan 2-32 Warner 2-7

NEB: Miller 2-81, Smith 6-107, Brown 3-37. Woodard 1-9, Hipp 1-3, Redwine 1-1

NU OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Tim Hager, 14-22 passing, 215 yds, 2 TDs
NU DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME
 Brent Williams, 13 tackles, 7 unassisted

Attendance: 76,151

Kim Baker

Official recap

It had to be one of Nebraska's biggest wins ever as the Cornhuskers upended highly touted Penn State 42-17 before another sellout crowd in Memorial Stadium and ABC-TV.

Things looked grim for NU in the early going as the Nittany Lions jumped out to a 14-0 lead with 3 minutes left in the first period. But then the dam broke as the Huskers flooded the scoreboard with points - 28 to be exact - in the second quarter.

The big hookup came with quarterback Tim Hager to tight end Junior Miller as the two teamed for two touchdowns of 11 and 70 yards. But Hager and Miller were not the only NU stars as Jarvis Redwine and Kenny Brown both played outstanding. Redwine finished the game with 124 yards despite not starting and Brown made several great catches and scored on the ground from 16 yards out.

In the second half, the Blackshirts held Penn State to just 3 points, in fact, the first-quarter Penn State touchdown would be the last the NU defense would give up for 20 straight quarters.

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