Penn State vs. Nebraska: By the Numbers

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By Kelsey Detweiler, Student Staff Writer
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The top-ranked Nittany Lions head on the road to face fourth-ranked Nebraska on Sunday at 3 p.m. The two teams are battling for recognition atop of the Big Ten Conference as well as a strong end to the regular season. Take a look at a few of the numbers heading into the match-up.

: Penn State has not lost a Big Ten match yet this season. The Lions hold onto an 11-0 record in the conference with nine matches left in the regular season.

: Nebraska has lost just two conference matches this season, which came at the hands of the Nittany Lions and the Buckeyes of Ohio State. The Cornhuskers have tallied nine other victories inside the Big Ten.

: This will be the fourth consecutive match that the Lions play on the road over the past two weeks. The Lions have not been away from home for this long since the beginning of conference play.

: Before Ohio State defeated Nebraska this past Friday night, the Cornhuskers tallied a nine-match winning streak in conference play.

: Nebraska head coach John Cook has been at the helm of the program for 12 years and has a pair of NCAA titles under his belt.

: The two teams have faced each other 20 times in their program histories. The Cornhuskers have taken home 12 wins and the Nittany Lions have claimed the other eight matches.

: Micha Hancock broke even in Penn State's most recent victory over Iowa and has registered 40 services aces this season. Her team has notched 107 total aces this year.

: Penn State has played 77 sets of Division I volleyball so far this season. They've won 15 matches in just three sets, three matches in four sets and taken just four matches to five sets.

: Nittany Lion junior Katie Slay continues to use her 6-foot-6 body to stop opposing offenses from being successful. The middle blocker has been credited for 104 blocks this season.

: Senior outside hitter Gina Mancuso tops the Cornhuskers' offense with a whopping 242 kills this year. She has been a force at the net for the Nebraska offense.

: Sophomore Dominique Gonzalez has become the starting libero for the Nittany Lions and has dug up 265 balls in just 22 matches played. Gonzalez has become a wall in the back-row for the Penn State defense.

: Penn State head coach Russ Rose has won more than 1,000 matches in his time with the Lions. As the leader of the program, he has only lost 173 matches in 34 years of coaching. 

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