Shavon Shields scored a career-high 29 points, Ray Gallegos had 15 points and Nebraska held off Penn State in a 68-64 win on Saturday.
The No. 18 Cornhuskers overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit in a 32-23 victory over Penn State on Saturday.
Fans honored Paterno in a number of different ways, some dressing like Paterno, others displaying signs in support of the deposed coaching icon.
Capping the worst week in school history, No. 12 Penn State nearly overcame a 17-point deficit but was stopped short on a 4th-and-1 late in a 17-14 loss Saturday to No. 19 Nebraska.
Penn State fans cheered their football team Saturday as it walked into Beaver Stadium for the first time in 46 years without Joe Paterno as its coach. The normally low-key Jay Paterno, Joe’s son and a quarterbacks coach, pumped his fist and shouted, “Let’s go!”
Today’s Penn State-Nebraska game will bring the eyes of the nation upon State College, and for ESPN — the network carrying the game — it’ll be a balancing act.
The cloud still hangs over Penn State, following stunning child sex charges against a former assistant football coach and an alleged cover-up by school officials. But, today, is game day. And many students are hoping it’s a chance for them to rally together to begin the healing process.
Penn State says assistant coach Mike McQueary won’t coach the Nittany Lions on Saturday because “multiple threats” have been made against him.