Penn State vs. Nebraska final score: Nittany Lions blow lead in 32-23 loss

Eric Francis

Penn State couldn't hold a 20-6 halftime lead as Nebraska scored 26 second-half points

The Cornhusker rushing attack proved too much for Penn State in the second half, as Nebraska completes a second-half comeback to defeat the Nittany Lions, 32-23.

After a fourth-quarter touchdown put the Cornhuskers in front, a sack of PSU quarterback Matthew McGloin in the end zone for a safety sealed the deal for the No. 16 team in the country.

The Cornhuskers carved up Penn State's top-rated defense for 267 rushing yards and two Imani Cross touchdowns. Taylor Martinez added the fourth-quarter TD to Jamal Turner that gave his team the lead for the first time.

Penn State was only able to add a field goal in a second half that saw their offense fall dormant, as the Nittany Lions fall to 4-2 in conference play. The Huskers move to 5-1 in the Big Ten and 8-2 overall

Box Score Hero: The Husker rushing attack was a menace, compiling 267 yards. Leading the way was Ameer Abdullah, who had 116 yards on 31 carries.

Rankings Ramifications: Nebraska should be looking to move up from its No. 16 spot with a win, while Penn State remains on the outside looking in as they are not eligible for postseason play.

But Did They Cover? With the comeback victory, the Cornhuskers were able to cover the 8.5-point spread they were laying to Penn State.

Next Week's Schedule: Next week, the Nittany Lions take on Indiana, while the Cornhuskers host the Minnesota Golden Gophers

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