Second-Half Surge Again Powers Huskers To Close Win

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
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Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska's first lead as the Huskers overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season in a 32-23 victory over Penn State Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.

Ameer Abdullah ran for 116 yards on a career-high 31 carries and Martinez finished with 104 yards as the Huskers pounded away on the ground. The Huskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten), down 14 points at halftime, got TD runs of one and two yards from Imani Cross to tie it at 20.

Martinez threw 56 yards to Kyler Reed on a third-and-5 and three plays later found Turner on a short slant in the end zone for the lead with 10:57 left.

Penn State (6-4, 4-2) looked ready to regain the lead, but tight end Matt Lehman fumbled into the end zone and Nebraska recovered.

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