Joe Paterno is 396-130-3 all-time in his 45th season as head coach of the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's shutout of Kent State is the 41st under Joe Paterno and the first since the Nittany Lions blanked Minnesota, 20-0, on October 17, 2009.
Evan Royster became the sixth Nittany Lion to rush for 3,000 yards in his career with his 15-yard run in the first quarter. He remains 370 yards shy of surpassing all-time leading rusher Curt Warner's mark of 3,398.
Rob Bolden is the first Penn State true freshman quarterback with multiple 200-yard passing games in program history. Bolden was 17 of 27 for 217 yards, earning his second 200-yard passing game of the season.
Rob Bolden's one-yard scoring plunge in the first quarter was his first career rushing touchdown.
Rob Bolden's 55-yard passing connection with receiver Derek Moye in the first quarter was a career-long for both passer and receiver.
Rob Bolden's 48-yard touchdown pass to Devon Smith was the longest touchdown pass of his career and the longest catch of Smith's career, as well as his first career touchdown grab.
Evan Royster's three-yard scoring run in the first quarter was his first touchdown of the 2010 season.
Penn State's 17-play third quarter drive that lasted 9:49 was a season long in terms of both number of plays and time expired. Penn State had only two drives that were as long or longer in 2009 (20 plays, 10:17 resulting in FG vs. Iowa and 18 plays, 10:06 resulting in FG vs. Michigan).
Pete Massaro recorded his first career tackle for loss in the first quarter.
Kent State was the 18th team since the start of 2008 season (29 games) to fail to rush for 100 yards against the Penn State defense
Placekicker Collin Wagner made his first five field goal attempts of the season before missing a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter. He made a 27-yard effort in the third quarter.
Penn State upped its non-conference record to 63-13 since joining the Big Ten in 1993 and has won 17 of its last 19 non-conference games, with Alabama and USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl as the only setbacks.
Penn State improved to 32-15 all-time against teams from the state of Ohio.