Notes and records-Penn State vs. Alabama

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Sept. 10, 2011

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Notes and records-Penn State vs. Alabama

-Alabama leads the series with Penn State 10-5. The Penn State-Alabama game is the only Big Ten-SEC regular season contest this season.

-Penn State's 23-game non-conference home winning streak, tied for second-longest in the nation with Florida, came to an end. The Nittany Lions' last non-conference loss in Beaver Stadium had been to Boston College on September 6, 2003.

- Penn State is 65-15 in non-conference games since starting Big Ten play in 1993.

- Penn State is 5-5 vs. Southeastern Conference teams since joining the Big Ten, losing its last three over the past two seasons (Alabama twice, Florida in 2011 Outback Bowl)

-The 107,846 people in attendance marked the largest crowd to ever see Alabama play.

-Penn State's 16-play field goal drive in the first quarter was the longest by the Nittany Lions in terms of plays since a 17-play field goal drive against Kent State last season.

-Penn State's 12 completions its the fewest since completing 10 against Illinois last season.

-The Nittany Lions did not force a turnover for the first time since the Northwestern game last season.

-LB Michael Mauti had a career-high 13 tackles. He notched 11 last season against Northwestern. This was the third game of his career where he recorded at least 10 tackles.

-LB Gerald Hodges had a career-best 11 tackles. Previously, he had made six against Florida in the Outback Bowl.

-LB Glenn Carson had a career-best 11 tackles, bettering the six that he had last year against Indiana at FedEx Field.

-DL Jordan Hill had a career-high eight tackles. He had recorded seven last year at Alabama.

-DT Devon Still tied his career-high with seven tackles. He also had seven against Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl.

-WR Derek Moye had three catches today, giving him 111 on his career. This moves him into seventh place at Penn State, behind Jack Curry (117 catches).

-Moye's 51 receiving yards today gives him 1,849 yards in his career, which is eighth place in the Penn State annals. Moye trails Joe Jurevicius (1,894 yards) for seventh place.

- The 43-yard field goal by Evan Lewis in the first quarter was the first of his career. He was shifted from wide receiver to kicker last spring. Played QB & PK in high school.

- True freshman WR Allen Robinson made his first career catch, good for 12 yards.

- Sophomore WR Curtis Drake was on the field for Penn State in the first quarter, his first action for the Nittany Lions since the 2010 Capital One Bowl.

- Penn State will visit Temple Saturday, Sept. 17 at 12:00 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, with the televising network announced by Monday.

 

 

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