Boxscore
Nebraska 32, Penn State 23
Saturday, November 10, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 85527

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Penn State 7 13 3 0 23
Nebraska 3 3 14 12 32

Recap


No. 16 Nebraska 32, Penn State 23: Taylor Martinez passed for 171 yards and rushed for 104 as the host Cornhuskers rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to win their fourth consecutive game.

Nebraska (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) trailed 20-6 at halftime before tying the game on a pair of Imani Cross touchdown runs early in the third quarter. Nebraska remains tied with Michigan atop the Legends Division but leads by virtue of its 23-9 victory over the Wolverines on Oct. 27.

Penn State (6-4, 4-2) used Zach Zwinak’s 50-yard touchdown run on the opening possession, two Sam Ficken field goals and Matthew McGloin’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Jesse James to build its halftime lead. The Nittany Lions lost a potential touchdown on a controversial play as Matt Lehman was ruled to fumble just before going into the end zone.

Ficken’s 35-yard field goal with 6:01 left in the third moved Penn State ahead 23-20. But the Nittany Lions did not score again, and Martinez’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 10:57 remaining gave the Cornhuskers the advantage.

McGloin passed for 240 yards for Penn State, which has lost two of its past three. Ameer Abdullah led Nebraska with 116 yards rushing.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Zwinak rushed for 141 yards for Penn State. … The Cornhuskers, who were sixth in the nation in rushing (269.6 yards) entering the game, finished with 267 yards on the ground. … The Nittany Lions trail Ohio State by two games in the Leaders Division, but neither is eligible for postseason play.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:14
Penn State   TD  Nebraska 0 - Penn State 7
1st Quarter - 6:17
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 3 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 12:29
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 6 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 6:58
Penn State   FG  Nebraska 6 - Penn State 10
2nd Quarter - 2:42
Penn State   TD  Nebraska 6 - Penn State 17
2nd Quarter - 1:08
Penn State   FG  Nebraska 6 - Penn State 20
3rd Quarter - 11:48
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 13 - Penn State 20
3rd Quarter - 9:37
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 20 - Penn State 20
3rd Quarter - 6:01
Penn State   FG  Nebraska 20 - Penn State 23
4th Quarter - 10:57
Nebraska   TD  Nebraska 27 - Penn State 23
4th Quarter - 5:02
Nebraska   S  Nebraska 29 - Penn State 23
4th Quarter - 0:23
Nebraska   FG  Nebraska 32 - Penn State 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Penn State Nebraska
W/L 6 - 4 - 0 8 - 2 - 0
Conference 4 - 2 - 0 5 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Penn State Nebraska
Score 23 32
First Downs 18 21
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-15
40%
9-for-18
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 391 438
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 34-151 57-267
Average/Rush 4.4 4.7
Passing
Comp-Att 18-37 12-20
Passing Yards 240 171
Average/Pass Play 6.0 7.8
Penalties-Yards 8-60 7-55
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 25:41 34:19

PLAYER STATS

Penn State (6 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 18/37 240 1 1
Nebraska (8 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Martinez 12/20 171 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Zwinak 21 141 6.7 1
M. Zordich 6 12 2.0 0
B. Belton 1 -1 -1.0 0
M. McGloin 6 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Abdullah 31 116 3.7 0
T. Martinez 15 104 6.9 0
B. Heard 3 25 8.3 0
I. Cross 8 22 2.8 2
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 6 97 16.2 0
Z. Zwinak 2 37 18.5 0
M. Lehman 3 32 10.7 0
B. Moseby-Felder 1 23 23.0 0
J. James 2 21 10.5 1
A. Kenney 2 15 7.5 0
K. Carter 1 12 12.0 0
M. Zordich 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
K. Reed 2 60 30.0 0
J. Turner 2 35 17.5 1
K. Bell 2 31 15.5 0
A. Abdullah 4 29 7.2 0
B. Cotton 1 18 18.0 0
Q. Enunwa 1 -2 -2.0 0
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