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Sept. 18, 2010

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  • Penn State won its 500th game since Joe Paterno joined the Nittany Lions' coaching staff. PSU is 500-178-7 over the past 61 seasons and had the nation's No. 3 winning percentage (73.5) entering today.
  • Penn State has a 53-14 (79.1) record since the start of the 2005 season, the nation's No. 8 winning percentage.
  • Penn State Is 12-1 in its next game after a loss since the start of the 2005 season. The Lions are 13-1 after a loss if the 2009 season opening win over Akron is included.
  • The first game in Beaver Stadum was held 50 years ago this weekend. The Nittany Lions beat Boston University on Sept. 17, 1960. Penn State has a 244-59 record in the nation's second-largest facility.
  • The Nittany Lions have won 35 of their last 39 games in Beaver Stadium.

Joe Paterno

  • 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.

Offense

  • 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.
  • Brandon Moseby-Felder's reception in the fourth quarter was the first of his career.
  • WR Justin Brown earned his first career start

Defense

  • Kent State was shutout for the first time since the 2008 season opener versus Boston College.
  • Cornerback D'Anton Lynn's first quarter interception was the first of his career and Penn State's first turnover of the 2010 season.
  • Cornerback Derrick Thomas' interception late in the second quarter was the first of his career.
  • Jack Crawford's fourth quarter sack for a loss of seven yards was his first of the season.
  • Cornerback Stephon Morris' nine tackles were a game (tie), team and career-high.
  • Safety Andrew Dailey had a career-high four tackles.
  • Linebacker Michael Mauti tied a career high with seven tackles.
  • 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.
  • Defensive ends Pete Massaro and Sean Stanley earned their first career starts.
  • 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

Special Teams

  • 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.

Miscellaneous

  • 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.

 

 

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