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For the second year in-a-row, Penn State left a matchup with Nebraska with a heartbreaking loss.
But this time around, the Nittany Lions are heartbroken after suffering just a loss on the field; and not the on and off-field loss the team suffered last year in this game when their coach was fired mid-weel and a sex abuse scandal broke out just days before the game.
Despite holding a 20-6 halftime lead, Penn State couldn’t hold off a second-half charge from the No. 16 Huskers in Lincoln. The home standing Huskers outscored the Lions 26-3 in the second half, including back-to-back touchdown drives to start the third quarter, in route to a 32-23 win.
The Nittany Lions have made a living in 2012 by blitzing opponents in the first half, and Saturday was no different. But this time around, the Lions couldn’t make their first-half lead hold for the final thirty minutes as they suffered their fourth loss on the season.
Tailback Zach Zwinak got the scoring started early in the first quarte...
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In this game a year ago at Beaver Stadium, the Penn State football community and the nation was in awe as an off-field scandal clouded what was, at the time, a matchup of two excellent football teams.
This time around, it’s all about the matchup on the field. The Penn State Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten), winners of six of their last seven games, travel to Lincoln to take on...
Remember how everyone thought Penn State’s football team would crumble and the program would be better off in I-AA? Yeah, well big things are happening. Sure, there is the 6-3 record, but there is also Maria Valentino parading around campus. Who is Ms. Valentino? Oh, she’s just a socialite with 135,000 Twitter followers who parties around the world.
John V. emailed us last night...
Penn State lost in heartbreaking, and controversial, fashion this past Saturday to Nebraska. With 7:40 left, trailing by four, Penn State tight end Matt Lehman appeared to score the go-ahead touchdown; however, he fumbled the ball as he was crossing … Continue reading →
It appeared Penn State scored the go ahead touchdown against Nebraska. Matt McGloin connected with Matt Lehman, who reached ove the goal line for the score. The play was ruled a fumble on the field and after being reviewed.
Penn State (6-3) at Nebraska (7-2) (3:30 p.m. ET, on ABC/ESPN 2)
Line: Nebraska -9 (Bovada)
Last Meeting: 2011 (Nebraska 17-14)
3 Players to Watch:
1) Taylor Martinez (QB, Neb):Taylor Martinez was able to lead his team out of East Lansing with a victory. He was able to torch the Spartans on the ground and rushed for 205 yards with 2 touchdowns. Martinez must...