Nebraska sends PSU to 0-4 on the season

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Nebraska Cornhuskers picked up their first win of the 2020 season. The Cornhuskers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions, 30-23, at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

With the win, the Cornhuskers improved to 1-2 on the season. The Nittany Lions fell to 0-4 on the season.

Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson carries the ball against the Penn State Nittany Lions
Wan’Dale Robinson carries the ball against the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Nebraska Football/Instagram)

Penn State is off to their worst season since the 2001 campaign when they also lost their first four games. That season, the Joe Paterno-led team went 5-6 overall and missed a bowl game.

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Nebraska leads the all-time series 8-9. This was their first meeting since the 2017 season when Penn State won 56-44 on November 18, 2017.

This was the Nittany Lions have dropped 5 of their last six games against the Cornhuskers since the 2003 season. Since the 2002 season, Penn State has just two wins in seven games.

Cornhuskers quarterback Luke McCaffrey went 13 of 21 for 152 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

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McCaffrey had 13 carries for 67 yards and one touchdown. Zavier Betts had two receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Nittany Lions quarterback Will Levis went 14 of 31 for 219 yards.

Sean Clifford went 5 of 8 for 37 yards. He had one interception.

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Devyn Ford had 16 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown. Pat Freiermuth had seven receptions for 113 yards.

McCaffrey had the aforementioned rushing touchdown for the Cornhuskers. Betts also had a touchdown reception.

Deontai Williams had a 26-yard fumble return for a touchdown. Connor Culp had three field goals.

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Keyvone Lee had a rushing touchdowns for the Nittany Lions. Ford also had a rushing touchdown.

Jake Pinegar had three field goals.

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