Postgame Notes

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Sept. 11, 2010

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POSTGAME NOTES
Penn State vs. Alabama
September 11, 2010

  • Penn State has a 52-14 (78.8) record since the start of the 2005 season, the nation's No. 8 winning percentage.
  • Joe Paterno is 395-130-3 all-time in his 45th season as head coach at Penn State.
  • Joe Paterno (395), Bobby Bowden (377) and Nick Saban (121) met during pre-game warm-ups. The trio have combined to win 893 games as college head coaches, including Saturday's result.
  • Penn State falls to 2-2 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama leads the series, 9-5.
  • Penn State is 4-11 vs. No. 1 ranked teams all-time. Joe Paterno teams are 4-9 vs. No. 1 ranked teams.
  • The Nittany Lions are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. SEC opponents.
  • Penn State fell to 17-17 all-time vs. current members of the SEC; 14-15 under Joe Paterno.
  • The loss marked just the second for Penn State vs. a non-conference opponent in its last 18 games vs. such opponents with the other coming to USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl.
  • Penn State is 62-13 in non-conference games since starting Big Ten play in 1993.
  • Penn State has an 8-2 record in its last 10 road games.
  • 19 freshman eligible players made the trip to Tuscaloosa as part of Penn State's 70-man travel roster.
  • Alabama's Trent Richardson became the first player to gain 100 rushing yards or more against Penn State since Iowa's Shonn Greene on Nov. 8, 2008, breaking a string of 17 games, which stood as the third longest in the nation, trailing only Alabama and Ohio State.
  • Alabama's 17-0 lead at the half was the biggest margin Penn State has trailed by at the break since trailing USC 31-7 in the 2009 Rose Bowl.
  • Senior TB Evan Royster will enter the Kent State game with 2,990 career rushing yards, needing 10 yards to become the sixth Nittany Lion to gain 3,000 career yards.
  • Sophomore WR Devon Smith made a game-high five catches, setting career-highs with five receptions for 47 yards.
  • Junior WR Derek Moye gained a game-high 69 receiving yards on his three catches. Moye's 31-yard first quarter catch from Rob Bolden was the freshman QB's longest completion of the young season.
  • Freshman TB Silas Redd topped his season rushing highs by gaining 26 yards on just 5 carries (5.2), with a long of 11 yards.
  • Redshirt freshman WR Shawney Kersey's 24-gain on a reverse was his first career rushing attempt.
  • Junior DT Devon Still recorded his third career sack in the first quarter.
  • Sophomore DE Pete Massaro recorded his first career sack for a loss of nine yards on Alabama's closing drive of the first half.
  • Sophomore LB Michael Mauti made his first career start.
  • The Alabama game marked the first time outside of Big Ten play (Ohio State & Michigan) Penn State has played before more than 100,000 fans on the road. Saturday's attendance was 101,821.
  • The Nittany Lions are home the next two weeks to conclude non-conference play, staring with Kent State on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The game will are on ESPN or ESPN2 and the Penn State Sports Network.

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