Penn State by the Numbers: Week 11 (Nebraska)

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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106,722: game attendance Saturday.

106,707: average home attendance in 2017, the highest since 2009 (107,008).

3,629: career rushing yards for Saquon Barkley, who trails Evan Royster (3,982) for the all-time mark.

1,384: career receiving yards for Mike Gesicki, who’s now Penn State’s all-time leader in the category for tight ends. He passed Ted Kwalick (1966–68).

609: offensive yards for Penn State.

466: offensive yards for Nebraska.

371: yards of total offense for Trace McSorley.

325: passing yards for McSorley.

279: career tackles for linebacker Jason Cabinda, who’s now in ninth place all-time at Penn State in the category. He also had two pass breakups.

263: rushing yards for Penn State.

224: all-purpose yards for Barkley.

158: rushing yards for Barkley, who now has three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons at Penn State. Royster (2007–10) is the only other Nittany Lion in the category.

118: career receptions for Gesicki, good for 10th place all-time at Penn State.

105: receiving yards for Juwan Johnson, his first career 100-yard game.

100: total points scored Saturday, the most-ever at Beaver Stadium.

67: rushing yards for Nebraska.

59: combined rushing yards for Tommy Stevens (31) and Miles Sanders (28).

44: points allowed by Penn State, the most ever allowed by the Lions in a home game.

42: points in the first half for Penn State, the most in the first half since scoring 56 against Illinois in 2005.

39: career rushing touchdowns for Barkley, the most in Penn State history. The junior surpassed Lydell Mitchell (38).

32: first downs for Penn State, the most since 2005.

31: number of years since the last time Penn State recorded back-to-back seasons with undefeated home records (1985–86).

26: consecutive games with a touchdown pass for McSorley.

25: consecutive games with a catch for Gesicki.

23: number of seniors who played their final game at Beaver Stadium.

15: number of career games in which McSorley has thrown and rushed for a touchdown in the same game.

13: tackles for Brandon Smith, a season-high mark for the linebacker.

4: sacks by Penn State.

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