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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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