Sept. 11, 2010
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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.