Penn State’s bid for the first win of 2020 is not off to a great start.

Things took a negative turn in the game against Nebraska almost immediately. The Cornhuskers made the move to start a new quarterback in Luke McCaffrey, and he responded by marching the offense right down the field for a touchdown.

McCaffrey was phenomenal and came out swinging to jumpstart Nebraska’s offense. However, it illustrated what is now a growing trend – and an ugly one at that – for the Penn State defense.

Nebraska’s opening drive marked the third straight game now that the Nittany Lions have allowed a touchdown drive to open the game. After stopping Indiana’s opening drive in Week 1, the defense has allowed opening drive scores to Ohio State, Maryland, and now Nebraska.

For a team looking for a spark, that is not the start one would hope for. The offense continues to struggle without Journey Brown and Noah Cain in the backfield with Sean Clifford also throwing an early pick Saturday.

Will the Nittany Lions be able to rally?