The Nittany Lions roll into Lincoln, Neb., to take on the Cornhuskers this weekend. Nebraska (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten) needs to play as cleanly as possible against Penn State (6-3, 4-1) to maintain the inside track to the Legends Division title.
Nebraska has committed 23 turnovers so far this season, four more than it had in 13 games last season. Only one team (Memphis) has lost more fumbles than the Huskers’ 14. Quarterback Taylor Martinez’s 13 turnovers are most in the Big Ten, according to STATS LLC.
Penn State isn’t prone to giving foes a break. The Lions are first in the Big Ten and 14th nationally in turnover margin at plus-1.
The Lions have outscored the competition 107-30 in Big Ten road games, but they were against teams that have combined to lose 13 of 15 conference games (Illinois, Iowa and Purdue). This will be the biggest road game of the year for Matt McGloin, who has thrown for a Big Ten-high 2,436 yards. He and Martinez share the conference lead with 18 touchdown passes.
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