Bo Pelini Feels Effects Of Late Husker Comebacks
Posted: 06 November, 2012
LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is starting to feel the effects of these second-half comebacks. The 18th-ranked Cornhuskers erased a double-digit, second-half lead for the third time this season to win 28-24 at Michigan State on Saturday.
The Huskers took their first lead when Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Jamal Turner with six seconds left. Afterward, the 44-year-old Pelini said he’s “aging quick” because of the drama. According to STATS LLC, the Huskers are the only Football Bowl Subdivision team to have won three games this season after trailing by 10 or more points in the second half. Nebraska (7-2, 4-1) plays Penn State (6-3, 4-1) at home this week. If the Huskers win out, they’ll play in the Big Ten championship game Dec. 1.