A BLOWN CALL on a Matt Lehman touchdown will be the lasting image of Penn State's 32-23 loss to No. 16 Nebraska on Saturday in Memorial Stadium. The tight end reached the ball across the plane of the goal line and then lost control of it in the fourth quarter, but officials ruled the play a fumble. Replays showed the ball broke the plane of the goal line in Lehman's possession before he fumbled, but the call was not overturned. Nebraska recovered for a touchback, Penn State fans erupted in anger on Twitter, and the Cornhuskers didn't look back.
* Though the blown call stung for the Lions, it was only part of the reason for the loss. In the second half, the Lions were outscored 26-3. Nebraska (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten) scored two touchdowns in less than 6 minutes in the third quarter to tie the score at 20 after the Lions (6-4, 4-2) led 20-6 at the break. In the second halves of their four losses this season, the Lions have been outscored, 89-28. Penn State also failed to capitalize on a fumble forced by Mike Mauti in the fourth quarter, and running back Zach Zwinak made a costly fumble in the first quarter in the red zone.