The Nittany Lions opened up the lead, 10-6, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 26-yard drive that ended when Ficken drilled a 27-yard field goal. Jesse Della Valle’s punt return set Penn State up at the Nebraska 36-yard line to start the drive.
The Nittany Lions opened up the lead, 17-6, after Matt McGloin tossed a 10-yard touchdown to Jesse James to end a five-play, 31-yard drive. Penn State started in good field position when the Nittany Lions recovered a fumble.
Penn State made its lead 20-6 when Ficken kicked a 38-yard field goal on the last play of a six-play, 35-yard drive.
The Cornhuskers will receive to start the second half.
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