Nov 16, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; General view of a Penn State Nittany Lions helmet prior to the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that we were counting down the days until Eastern Michigan’s visit to Beaver Stadium for the home opener.  Here we are now, about 2 and a half months later, just days before the home finale and senior day.  A dozen seniors will be honored prior to kickoff Saturday, and their final home game at Penn State.  This will also be the last meeting between the two programs until 2017, barring a Big 10 Championship Game match up.

  • Kickoff: 3:30
  • TV: BTN
  • Bill O’Brien (14-8) vs. Bo Pelini (56-23)
  • Opening Line: PSU -2
  • Nebraska Site: Husker Corner

Nebraska comes to town after falling 41-28 in Lincoln to Michigan State, thanks in large part to 5 turnovers.  That loss essentially clinched the Legends Division for MSU, while officially eliminating Nebraska .  In between giving the ball back to the Spartans, the Huskers did show their typical strong rushing attack, but they were not able to overcome a nearly 2 to 1 MSU advantage in time of possession.

Penn State looks to close out what would be a 6-1 home schedule with what would almost certainly be the best win of the season to date.  If momentum is a thing, then PSU should have plenty of it coming off a 45-21 win over Purdue where the defense forced 3 turnovers, and held Purdue to just 14 points (7 more coming on a kick return).  The offense was able to control the game on the ground, while limiting the number of times Christian Hackenberg had to go to the air.  The competition gets tougher though with Nebraska.

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