Final: Nebraska 17, Penn State 14
November, 12, 2011
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State showed a lot of heart in nearly coming back from a 17-0 deficit and making it an exciting finish, but Nebraska made the biggest play of the game.
Lavonte David stuffed Silas Redd on a fourth-and-1 play from the Penn State 37 with 1:55 left. It doesn't get any better than two of the Big Ten's best players at their positions deciding things, and David won.
Penn State had one more chance in the final minute but wasted too much time on short passes and didn't get into field goal range.
The crowd still gave both teams an ovation as they left the field and did the "We are Penn State" cheer. The Lions' players acquitted themselves very well, as did the fans.
The Huskers stayed very much alive in the Legends Division race. Penn State remains in first place in the Leaders Division but now has lost any margin for error.