Penn State Post-Game Notes @ Indiana, Oct. 1, 2011

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Oct. 1, 2011

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• Penn State improved to 15-0 all-time vs. Indiana

Joe Paterno logged a victory in his 700th game on the Penn State coaching staff, improving to 509-184-7 in 62 seasons since 1950.

Joe Paterno improved to 405-136-3 in his 46th season as head coach.

Joe Paterno earned his 100th victory all-time vs. Big Ten opponents (100-60). Penn State is 91-54 as Big Ten members (since 1993).

• Penn State opened its 19th Big Ten season and improved to 8-11 in Big Ten openers, 5-6 in road Big Ten openers. The Nittany Lions won their Big Ten opener on the road for the first time since 2005 (at Northwestern), having lost their previous three road openers.

• The Nittany Lions improved to 12-4 in regular season games away from Beaver Stadium the past four seasons, including a 10-3 mark in Big Ten road games.

• Penn State dominated the time of possession, 37:27 to 22:33.

• The Nittany Lions' 86 plays were a season-high and their 464 yards were just four below their season-high of 468 vs. Eastern Michigan.

• Penn State has held four of its initial five opponents to 10 points or less for the first time since the 1996 season

• Penn State forced its 10th and 11th turnovers in five games. Penn State had 17 total forced turnovers last year.

• LB Gerald Hodges tied his career-high with 11 tackles (seven solo). He also recorded 11 stops vs. Alabama on Sept. 10.

• DT Jordan Hill recorded a career-high 3.0 TFL (minus-13), with one sack, among his four tackles.

Chaz Powell grabbed his second career interception (and second of season) from his back in the second quarter.

Sean Stanley forced his third fumble of the season and it was recovered by Devon Still (1st of season) on IU's 13-yard line at the beginning of the second half. Stanley entered the game leading the Big Ten in forced fumbles.

• Moye posted a career-high (158) receiving yards on six catches, including a 74-yard TD reception. Moye's yardage was PSU's highest since Deon Butler's school record 216 vs. Northwestern in 2006

• WR Derek Moye moved past O.J. McDuffie (125, 1988-92) for fifth all-time on Penn State's career reception chart. He entered the game with 124 career receptions and moved past McDuffie in the second quarter with his second catch of the day.

• Moye earned his sixth career 100-yard receiving game good for a tie for 5th all-time at Penn State with Deon Butler, Kenny Jackson and Freddie Scott. Moye improved his career TD reception total to 18 on the day, four behind Butler (22) for third all-time at Penn State.

• QB Matt McGloin's 74-yard TD pass to Derek Moye in the third quarter was a career-long completion for the junior.

• TB Silas Redd had a career-high 29 carries and gained 129 yards, posting his second 100-yard game this season and third in his career.

• TB Curtis Dukes logged career highs in carries (9) and yards rushing (54).

• TB Derek Day made his first career catch in the first half.

• K Anthony Fera made a career-high three field goals.

• Penn State hosts Iowa (3-1, 0-0) on Saturday, Oct, 8 at 3:30 p.m. The game will air on ABC (ESPN in outer markets), the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com. Penn State's 1986 National Championship team will be recognized d

 

 

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