Pittsburgh 6

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Nebraska 7

(3-0, 3-0 home)

Coverage: ABC

3:30 PM ET, September 17, 2005

Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE), Lincoln, NE

1 2 3 4 T
PITT 0 0 6 06
NEB 0 7 0 07

Top Performers

Passing: T. Palko (PITT) - 190 YDS

Rushing: C. Ross (NEB) - 32 CAR, 153 YDS

Receiving: G. Lee (PITT) - 3 REC, 101 YDS

Pitt 0-3 for first time since '84

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Adam Ickes blocked Josh Cummings' 46-yard field goal attempt as time ran out Saturday, allowing Nebraska to hang on for a 7-6 victory over Pittsburgh that kept coach Dave Wannstedt's Panthers winless.

The play brought a bizarre end to an inept offensive game by both teams and dropped Pitt to 0-3 for the first time since 1984.

Zac Taylor accounted for Nebraska's only score, falling into the end zone from a yard out in the second quarter.

Cummings kicked field goals of 38 and 27 yards in the third quarter to pull the Panthers (0-3) within a point, then missed a 49-yarder that would have given them the lead with 11:19 left.

After Jordan Congdon missed a 38-yard field goal attempt for Nebraska (3-0), the Panthers got the ball back with 1:28 to play.

Tyler Palko hit Joe DelSardo with a 26-yard pass to move Pitt to the Nebraska 29. Palko intentionally spiked the ball to stop the clock and set up Cummings' final try with 7 seconds left.

Mike McGlynn's snap deflected off holder Adam Graessle's helmet and into the hands of Cummings, who smartly threw incomplete into an open area of the field. The clock stopped with a second left, and Cummings was given another chance on third down.

This time Cummings' kick was stuffed by Ickes for Nebraska's second field-goal block of the game.

Both teams struggled offensively, as they did in their first two games. Neither team committed a turnover, but neither could overcome their own problems.

Cory Ross was Nebraska's only threat, running 32 times for 153 yards. Taylor completed 10-of-20 passes for 93 yards.

But Nebraska committed 11 penalties for 91 yards, getting called for illegal formations twice, an illegal downfield receiver once and four false starts.

Pitt was led by LaRod Stephens-Howling, who had 98 yards on 17 carries. Palko was 11-of-26 for 190 yards.

Pitt finished with 304 yards and Nebraska 267, only 114 in the second half.

Nebraska drove 39 yards in six plays for its only score. On fourth-and-goal at the 1, Taylor dropped back looking to pass, then staggered into the end zone after finding no one open.

Nebraska was in position to add to its lead after Terrence Nunn's 62-yard punt return set up the Huskers at the Pitt 30. But Taylor was sacked twice, and the Huskers had to punt.

Pitt's offense continued its season-long struggle in the first half, generating only 87 yards. The Panthers moved from their 20 to the Nebraska 25 on the game's opening series, which ended with Zach Potter blocking Cummings' 42-yard field-goal attempt.