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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Nebraska

After its first 0-3 start since 2001, Penn State football (0-3) will travel to Lincoln to face off with Nebraska (0-2) on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions will enter Memorial Field seeking their first win of the season after an emotional first three games. The Cornhuskers, also without a win, are welcoming Penn State for their home opener.

Here’s everything you need to know for the Nittany Lion’s fourth game of the season.


Saturday’s showdown will kick off at noon and be broadcast on FS1. Brian Custer will be on the play-by-play call and Robert Smith will be your color commentator for the afternoon.


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For a November game in Lincoln, it’s going to be a great day for football. It’ll be in the low 50s around kickoff and work its way up to a high of 55 degrees during the game.

There’s no rain in the forecast, according to AccuWeather. Expect 60% humidity and a dew point of 37 degrees.

Last Meeting

These two teams last met in 2017 and Penn State held the advantage throughout, defeating the Cornhuskers 56-44. Saquon Barkley had a career day, rushing for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Trace McSorley also threw for three scores and racked up 325 yards on the day.

Nebraska holds a slight 9-8 series lead over the Nittany Lions.


Cam Sullivan-Brown has seen very limited playing time so far this season due to an unknown condition. Noah Cain will also miss the game after suffering a season-ending injury in Penn State’s season opener. The Nittany Lions will be without Journey Brown as well, who announced this week he’s medically retiring from football due to a heart condition.

Nebraska is expected to have all of its starters play Saturday.

We won’t know until kickoff if anyone has tested positive for the coronavirus. James Franklin said he has anxiety about gameday-morning tests potentially coming back as false positives and barring someone from playing. Against Indiana, an unknown player was ineligible for that very reason.

Betting Lines

Penn State heads into this game as slight three-point favorites, according to OddsShark. The over-under is set for 56.5 points, eight points lower than Penn State’s previous game against Maryland. The under easily hit last week and both teams are yet to win against the spread.

Media Coverage

Onward State will have you covered throughout today’s game. You can find big plays, photos, analysis, and more on our main @OnwardState Twitter account and Facebook page, and we’ll provide play-by-play commentary from @OnwardStSports.

Football writers Will Pegler (@gritdude), Ryan Parsons (@rjparsons9), and Gabe Angieri (@gabeangieri) will provide coverage throughout the game.

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Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a redshirt senior majoring in business and journalism from "Philadelphia" and mostly writes about football nowadays. You can follow him on Twitter @rjparsons9 or say hi via email at [email protected]

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