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2017 Schedule
4-7, 3rd in Big Ten - West
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Barkley's 3 TDs set Penn State career record

Saquon Barkley broke Penn State's career touchdown record with three scores and had 208 of 224 total yards in the first half to lead the No. 13 Nittany Lions to a 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.

Barkley, McSorley lead Penn State past Nebraska (1:09)
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UCF's Frost calls Nebraska rumors 'totally false'

UCF coach Scott Frost shot down a Friday report that he was "close" to a seven-year deal worth $35 million with his alma mater, Nebraska, telling reporters after Saturday's win over Temple, "I can promise you that no decision has been made."

Cornhuskers take advantage of nice pass for TD (0:28)
Nebraska has life following rushing TD (0:23)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Chryst joined Urban Meyer today after Wisconsin's victory over Michigan as the only coaches since 1996 to win 20 or more of their first 25 Big Ten games. Meyer was 25-0. Chryst is 21-4. Next best records over that time belong to Jim Tressel (19-6), Bo Pelini (18-7) and Joe Tiller (17-8).

McSorley keeps it for TD (0:21)
Barkley ties PSU mark with second TD run of day (0:43)
Nebraska takes the lead on rushing TD (0:22)
Barkley gets PSU off to roaring start with 65-yard TD (0:44)
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2dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Hot Board: Who's got recruiting momentum and who needs it

Momentum is a funny thing in recruiting. Sometimes you have it, and then it's gone. Teams such as Tennessee were rolling in the offseason and have now seen their classes collapse. Others, such as Miami, have only built up great classes this season.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee has progressed this week through the concussion protocol and was on track after practice Thursday for clearance to play Saturday at No. 10 Penn State. "We have not decided what that means about playing time," coach Mike Riley said. Lee has started every game for the 4-6 Cornhuskers. He was injured in the first half last week at Minnesota and Patrick O'Brien finished the game.

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FPI: Penn State overwhelming favorite vs. Nebraska

The Cornhuskers have won the last four meetings between these teams, including all three games since they joined the Big Ten in 2011. The Nittany Lions' last victory in the series came in 2002, but ESPN's FPI likes their chances at home on Saturday.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State linebacker Manny Bowen remains out this week against Nebraska after missing Saturday's game against Rutgers because of a violation of team rules (unspecified). Bowen started Penn State's first nine games and ranks third on the team in tackles (51). Brandon Smith likely will start again alongside Jason Cabinda and Koa Farmer.

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6dMitch Sherman

Nebraska AD: Riley 'deserves' to finish season

Despite growing pressure to fire third-year football coach Mike Riley after a 54-21 loss to Minnesota, Nebraska AD Bill Moos said Riley "deserves to finish the 2017 season."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska coach Mike Riley says the Cornhuskers are feeling the strain of a 4-6 record as the end of the regular season nears. "Nobody's playing the blame game," Riley said Monday. "I'm not making excuses." The Nebraska assistants are focusing on the day to day. "The one part that remains constant in our life," Riley said, is that interaction with the players.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska QB Tanner Lee is in the concussion protocol after sitting out the second half against Minnesota, coach Mike Riley said on Monday. His status is undetermined for Saturday at Penn State.


Croft, Minnesota run over Nebraska 54-21

Quarterback Demry Croft ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Rodney Smith added 134 yards rushing and a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and Minnesota ran over Nebraska 54-21 on Saturday.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota beats Nebraska 54-21. Feel-good win for P.J. Fleck and the Gophers, who ran for 409 yards. It's fair now to wonder if Mike Riley will survive this season. Or next week. His fate as the Huskers' coach after this year seems to be sealed.

Croft rips off another big run for Minnesota (0:43)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick O'Brien in for Tanner Lee at quarterback to start the second half for Nebraska. Very interesting move. Lee was 13 of 18 for 174 yards and 1 TD without a pick in the first half. He has been basically untouchable through nine games.

Team Stats

Passing Yards284.527th
Rushing Yards111.2118th
Points For26.876th
Points Against34.6108th