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Oct. 8, 2011

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Notes and records-Penn State vs. Iowa; October 8, 2011

TEAM

- Penn State won its 250th game in Beaver Stadium with the 13-3 win over Iowa. The Nittany Lions have a 250-62 (80.1) record in the facility since it opened in 1960. Coach Joe Paterno has a 229-54 record in Beaver Stadium since 1966.
- Penn State won its 50th Big Ten home game with 13-3 win over Iowa...50-23 at home in B1G games since 1993
- Penn State is 63-20 (75.9) since the start of the 2005 season, the second-best mark in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally over the past seven seasons
- Penn State is 12-12 all-time against Iowa.

DEFENSE

- Penn State has allowed 63 points in its first six games (10.5 avg.), its second-lowest total since starting Big Ten play in 1993, trailing only 61 points in 2009.
- Penn State has allowed two touchdowns in the last four games and six touchdowns for the second, tied for second-fewest in the nation.
- The three points allowed by Penn State are the fewest that the Nittany Lions have given up to Iowa since notching a 31-0 victory at Iowa in 1993. Penn State also recorded 27-0 win over the Hawkeyes in 1974 in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa's three points total are its fewest in the 12 games played in Beaver Stadium.
- Iowa came into the game averaging 37.8 ppg and was held to three points.
- Iowa's 3 points were the fewest Penn State has allowed in a Big Ten game since beating Minnesota 20-0 in 2009
- Iowa was held to 3 or fewer points for the first time since a 23-3 loss to Iowa State on Sept. 10, 2005
- Iowa was held to 3 points or fewer in a Big Ten game for the first time since a 31-0 loss to Illinois on Oct. 14, 2000
- Penn State has allowed just 10 points or fewer in five of its first six games. The last time that a Penn State defense did that was in 1978, giving up 7 to Temple, 10 to Rutgers, 0 to Ohio State, 21 to SMU, and then shutting out TCU and Kentucky in consecutive games.
- Penn State forced 3 turnovers for the fourth time this season. The Nittany Lions have forced 14 turnovers in 6 games after forcing 17 during the 2010 season
- Penn State has held 5 of 6 opponents to less than 300 yards of total offense. Alabama (359) only team to reach 300 yards
- Iowa became the fifth team to rush for less than 100 yards vs. Penn State this season. Nittany Lions allowed 84 yards on 30 carries (2.8).
- Iowa came into the game averaging 421.8 ypg, with 281.2 passing ypg, and was held to 253 by Penn State (84 rush, 169 pass).
- Senior DT Devon Still added to his Big Ten-leading total with 1.5 TFL, incl. a sack for minus-12 yards. Still has 9.0 TFL this season
-Saf Drew Astorino recorded a career-high 11 tackles. He had 10 tackles against Indiana in 2009.
-LB Gerald Hodges forced the first fumble of his career in the fourth quarter and LB Nate Stupar had the first fumble recovery of his career on the same play.
-Saf Malcom Willis snagged the second interception of his career, and first of the season, in the fourth quarter.
-Saf Nick Sukay grabbed his second interception of the season and the seventh of his career in the fourth quarter.
-LB Khairi Fortt recorded the first sack of his career on the last play of the second quarter.
-True freshman CB Adrian Amos made his first career start.

OFFENSE

- Penn State scored its fewest points in a win since its 13-6 win at Ohio State in 2008.
- The Nittany Lions ran for 231 yards on 46 carries (5.0), their second-highest total of season (245 yards vs. Indiana State).
-Penn State's field goal drive in the first quarter was an 18-play, 88-yard drive in 8:16. It was the longest drive for Penn State in terms of plays since an 18-play field goal drive against Michigan in 2009. The elapsed time of 8:16 was the most time Penn State has taken on a drive since taking 9:49 on a field goal drive against Kent State in 2010. It was the longest drive in terms of yardage since a 99-yard touchdown drive against Indiana in 2010.
-TB Silas Redd had a career-best 142 yards rushing, his third 100-yard game of the season (2nd consecutive) and the fourth of his career. His previous career-best was 131 yards last season against Northwestern.
- Silas Redd caught 2 passes for 8 yards, giving him career best 150 all-purpose yards.
-TB Curtis Dukes had 60 yards rushing, a career-best. His previous career-best was 54 yards rushing recorded last week at Indiana.
- Curtis Dukes also tied his career high in rushes with nine. He had nine last week at Indiana.
-TE Kevin Haplea grabbed his first career touchdown reception in the fourth quarter, a two-yard pass from Matt McGloin.
-PK Evan Lewis had his first career rush on a fake field goal in the first quarter.
- Penn State (5-1, 2-0) will host Purdue (3-2, 1-0) on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 12 p.m. in its 92nd Homecoming game. Penn State is 65-21-5 in Homecoming games, including a 39-6 mark under Joe Paterno. The game will be televised on BTN.

 

 

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