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There was no College Football Playoff impact when Penn State met Nebraska, but don’t underestimate the stakes at play: One of these two winless teams had the chance to remake its season.

That team would be Nebraska, which went into halftime up 27-6 and then held on to beat Penn State 30-27 and drop the Nittany Lions to a shocking 0-4.

After being blown out by Ohio State and losing to Northwestern, Nebraska is now 1-2 with the chance to even its record in next Saturday’s matchup against Illinois.

Part of Penn State’s plummet to the bottom of the Big Ten is due to opt-outs and injuries. Star linebacker Micah Parsons decided this summer to sit out this season and prepare for the upcoming NFL draft. Running back Journey Brown was forced to retire from football entirely after being diagnosed with