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Nov. 7, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; -
PENN STATE (8-1; 5-0 Big Ten) vs.
NEBRASKA (7-2; 3-2 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 2011, 12:00 P.M. (ET) ESPN
BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) UNIVERSITY PARK, PA
Nittany Lions Host Huskers In Huge Senior Day Showdown
TELEVISION: ESPN Dave Pasch (p-by-p), Urban Meyer (analyst), Chris Spielman (analyst), Tom Rinaldi (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 213th time in their last 215 games.
RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations): Steve Jones (p-by-p) & Jack Ham (analyst) Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM; Sirius: CH 91; XM: CH 91 Husker Sports Network: Greg Sharpe (p-by-p), Matt Davison (analyst), Lane Grindle (sideline) Westwood One: John Sadak (p-by-p) and James Lofton (analyst)
WEB: Gametracker & Audio: www.GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: Penn State owns a 7-6 series advantage. The teams are meeting for the first time since 2003 and the first time in Beaver Stadium since 2002. The national powers will play annually, with the next meeting Nov. 10, 2012 in Lincoln.
PENN STATE RECORD:
409-136-3 (74.9), 46th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. NEBRASKA: 3-4
NOTABLE: 62nd year on Penn State staff...all-time leader in career wins among FBS (1-A) coaches...300 wins faster than any coach in NCAA history...College Football Hall of Fame inductee (2007)
NEBRASKA RECORD: 37-14, 4th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PENN STATE: 0-0
Penn State hosts No. 19/17 Nebraska in a critical conference clash as the national powers meet for the first time as Big Ten competitors. The teams will annually meet as cross division rivals. The No. 12 Nittany Lions bring a seven-game winning streak into the contest; the last five in conference play. Penn State is the only unbeaten team in the Leaders Division with a 5-0 mark and can clinch no worse than a tie for the division title with a win. Twenty Penn State seniors will be introduced in a pre-game ceremony, as the Nittany Lions face their second member of the 800-win club this season. The Nittany Lions have not played since a comeback 10-7 win over Illinois on Oct. 29. The Cornhuskers lost to Northwestern, 28-25, last Saturday. Penn State has a 66-20 (76.5) record since the start of the 2005 season, tied for the nation's No. 9 winning percentage over the past seven seasons.
NITTANY LIONS AND CORNHUSKERS AMONG NATION'S ELITE
Penn State and Nebraska are among just eight FBS teams nationally that have won 800 games all-time. In their 125th season, the Nittany Lions have an 826-358-42 record to rank fifth in victories. The Huskers have an 844-347-40 record in their 122nd season to rank fourth in wins. Penn State is No. 3 with 27 bowl wins among its 43 appearances (8th). The Nittany Lions' 65.1 bowl winning percentage (27-14-2) is second-best among schools with at least 20 bowl appearances. Nebraska's 47 bowl appearances are No. 5 in the nation and its 24 post-season wins are eighth.