NCAA Game Summary - Pittsburgh at Nebraska |
(Saturday, September 17th)
Final Score: Nebraska 7, Pittsburgh 6
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) - A second-chance field goal attempt by the
Pittsburgh Panthers as time expired was blocked by linebacker Adam Ickes,
leaving Nebraska with the hard-fought 7-6 win in non-conference action from
With seven seconds to play in the game the Panthers (0-3) had worked their way
into a 46-yard field goal try, but on second down the snap glanced off the
helmet of the holder and landed in the arms of kicker Josh Cummings. Cummings
promptly threw the ball downfield, with the incomplete pass leaving just one
second left on the clock.
Cummings, who had made 2-of-4 field goals to that point in the game, lined up
once again for the game winner as the Panthers retained possession on third
down, but the result was his second blocked kick of the day, resulting in the
one-point win for the Cornhuskers (3-0) at home.
Pittsburgh quarterback Tyler Palko converted just 11-of-26 passes for 190
yards, and was sacked four times on the day.
Nebraska signal-caller Zac Taylor, who hit 10-of-20 passes for 93 yards and
was also sacked four times, had the only touchdown of the day on a one-yard
run with 7:51 to play in the second quarter.
With the 7-0 lead at the break, Nebraska then surrendered a pair of field
goals to Cummings in the third, the first from 38 yards out and the second a
27-yard effort to make the score 7-6 with 1:44 to play in the third frame.
Playing in front of the 271st straight sellout crowd at Memorial Stadium (an
NCAA record), the Huskers won the contest with just 267 yards of total
offense. Nebraska, which converted just 3-of-15 on third down, limited the
Panthers to a mere 1-of-14 in that same department.
09/17 20:51:18 ET