Five things we learned and five things we still don’t know coming out of Saturday’s Nebraska-Penn State football game.
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FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED
1. If another meeting with Wisconsin and Montee Ball is coming in three weeks, Nebraska better tighten a run defense that has had trouble with Le’Veon Bell and Zach Zwinak the past two games.
2. Kyler Reed might not have a ton of receptions (19), but his big-time catches on the go-ahead drives each of the past two weeks remind you how dangerous he can be.
3. NU senior safety Daimion Stafford might be poised to play his best as a Husker in this last four- or five-game stretch that started Saturday.
4. Penn State was as feisty, determined and dangerous as advertised, putting Nebraska in a first-half hole that appeared more structurally sound than it turned out to be.
5. Michigan isn’t going away in the Legends Division race, keeping the pressure on Nebraska when it looked as if Northwestern was going to bump the Wolverines back a game in the standings.
FIVE THINGS WE STILL DON’T KNOW
1. How did Jamal Turner suddenly become Mr. Clutch? He’s caught the game-winning touchdown pass in each of the Huskers’ past two comebacks.
2. What’s more entertaining in some of these comeback games, the play on the field or all of the action on the Husker sideline?
3. From where have these red-zone problems materialized the past three weeks after Nebraska had mostly been efficient inside the 20 the first half of the season?
4. Why has fielding punts become such an issue for Nebraska?
5. How in the world is it 76 degrees at kickoff for a Nov. 10 game at Memorial Stadium?