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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are now two games away from claiming a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game after another come-from-behind victory. The Huskers overcame a 14-point halftime deficit to win against Penn State Saturday.
The win marks the 4th time in Big Ten play this season that Nebraska has trailed by at least 10 points and came back to win the game. Three of those rallies have been after Nebraska trailed by 12 points in the second half. Before this season, the Huskers had only accomplished that feat six times in school history.
After falling behind 20-6 at the half, Nebraska scored early in the 3rd quarter on a touchdown run by Imani Cross. The Blackshirts then came up with an interception, setting up another Cross touchdown run just 2:11 later in the game. The Penn State lead was gone and Nebraska had tied the score at 20-20.
After Penn State took the lead on a field goal, Nebraska took the lead for good on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Martinez to Jamal Turner early in the final quarter.
With Nebraska ahead 27-23 Penn State drove deep into Husker territory before fumbling near the goal line. The play was reviewed and ultimately upheld as a fumble, giving Nebraska the ball.
The Huskers recorded a safety on an intentional grounding call against Penn State in their own end zone and Brett Maher tacked on a field goal with under one minute remaining to give Nebraska a 32-23 win.
In the game, Ameer Abdullah became the 60th Husker ever to reach 1,000 yards rushing and Kyler Reed became only the 5th Tight End in school history to have 1,000 yards receiving.
For complete coverage of the game: http://www.huskermax.com/games/2012/10pennstate12.html
Nebraska hosts Minnesota next Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30pm. KLIN will carry the game with pregame coverage starting at 9:30. Nebraska remains tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division, but the Huskers hold the tie-breaker with their head-to-head win.