Nebraska will host Penn State for their first home game of the season this Saturday.
Nebraska is coming off of a loss to Northwestern last week. The Huskers out gained the Wildcats, but were unable to finish drives and get points on the board.
Penn State is also struggling early this season. The Nittany Lions were ranked #7 in the preseason polls, but have fallen to 0-3, losing to Indiana, Ohio State, and Maryland. Quarterback Sean Clifford leads Penn State in both rushing and passing. He averages 50 yards per game rushing and about 286 yards per game passing.
Elis Brooks, Brandon Smith, and Shaka Toney lead the Nittany Lion defense. Brooks has 23 tackles on the year and Smith and Toney account for 2 sacks each.
For more on the Wildcats, check out Husker Mike’s Penn State Review
Date/Time: November 14, 2020. 11 AM CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Opposition Blog: Check out Black Shoe Diaries
Series Record: Nebraska leads 9-8
TV: The game will be televised on FS1. Brian Custer will do the play-by-play, with Robert Smith as the analyst. It can also be streamed on the Fox Sports App with your cable or dish log in.
Radio: Huskers sports radio network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at huskers.com. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Matt Davison, and Ben McLaughlin. Satellite radio options include: XM Simulcast 196 or Sirius Simulcast 119.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a high of 52.
Odds: Penn State is favored by 3.5.
Saturday’s game is the latest date for a home opener for the Huskers in 125 years. The last time they started that late was playing Kansas on November 16, 1895.
In the past 5 games the Husker pass defense has allowed only 139.2 passing yards a game. Only Ohio State reached more than 170 yards.
Head Coach Scott Frost on last week’s frustrations
“All week our team was frustrated that we didn’t it get done on Saturday. I’ve been more frustrated than anybody else. But I balance that with being really excited about the future, and what we have in this program right now with young players.”
On the younger skilled players
“We really could have benefitted from a preseason and playing some non-conference games. I think by the time we would have gotten into conference, a lot of these things that we’re working through right now would have been worked through already. But I’m excited about those guys and we’re going to keep playing the guys that practice the best that week and give guys a chance.”
On the leadership of Kade Warner
“Kade Warner is an unbelievable individual, I think he’s going to be a great football coach someday. He’s really shown leadership and the unselfish qualities of a leader to try to help bring those young WRs along.”
Defensive Coordinator Erik Chinander on the week after the loss to Northwestern
“They just wanted to practice again, and I was just amazed at this group that they wanted to take the hard coaching. It’s gotten to the point now where they don’t need a pat on the back every day. They want to get coached hard ... they want to know how they can get better and they just want to play football. The practice Tuesday, just to have the opportunity to practice today in this crazy, weird year is what they really wanted.”