The High Five
Gun It: Matt McGloin talked leading up to this game how important a fast start was, and that's just what the Nitttany Lions delivered on their first drive as Zach Zwinak busted open a 50-yard touchdown run.
ZZ Top: Zach Zwinak had yet another epic game, rolling up 141 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry on the day.
Split Happens: Sam Ficken had a banner day, going three for three on field goals and nailing two extra points. In fact the ABC announcers got so excited they declared, "He can't miss!" Let's not get ahead of ourselves, but great day by Ficken.
Grab It: Allen Robinson continued to show he's one of most formidable receivers in the conference, grabbing six passes for 97 yards. On a low note, PSU needs to figure out how to get the ball to him even more.
Fair Share: Penn State's managed to spread the ball around, hitting nine different receivers for nearly 250 passing yards.
The Low Five
Cough Up: Penn State's carlessness with the ball, coughing it up three times, was a major factor in their second half struggles. The team better get back to protecting the ball if they want to end the season strong.
Second Life: After containing Taylor Martinez and the Nebraska offense in the first half, PSU imploded out of the gate in the second, giving up 13 points in mere minutes. It not only helped Nebraska tie the game at 20, but also gave them all the momentum they needed.
Passing Judgement: Matt McGloin made some downright horrible decisions in this game that all but handed the Huskers eight points. First, a careless pick six as he rifled a pass into double coverage. Then deep in his own endzone a weak decision resulting in grounding and a safety. Toss in a horrible third down run on their final drive, and it's a night fans Matt and fans will want to forget.
Time, Why You Punish Me: On their final drive of the game Penn State is forced to use their final timeout to avoid a delay of game. Horrible clock management.
Plane View: When the ABC announcers say it's defintively clear that the football broke the plane with possession and then continue to talk about it for the remainder of the game you know it's pretty clear that it was a touchdown. Once again the Big Ten referees insert themselves as a deciding factor in a game. Horrible. And an embarrasing one for the Big Ten.
Late Breaking Low:
Sling It: Kyle Carter left the game with his right arm in a sling. Not good news for the offense. We'll have to see how bad it is.