Post Game Notes
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Oct. 20, 2007
- Penn State won its first road game of the season in three tries and improved to 11-0 vs. Indiana and 5-0 in Bloomington.
- Penn State and Indiana have combined to score 684 points in 11 meetings, an average of 62.2 points per game.
- Penn State was a perfect 7-of-7 in the red zone on the day posting four touchdowns and three field goals. Penn State has gone 14-of-14 in the red zone in its last three games and is 37-of-42 on the year (88%) with 24 touchdowns and 13 field goals.
- Penn State, which entered the game tied for second in the nation with 29 sacks, posted six sacks on the day marking its fifth game on the season posting five or more. Penn State has tallied 35 sacks on the year, an average of 4.4 per game. Four players recorded a sack on the day and 11 have at least one on the season.
- Stefen Wisniewski made his first career start at right guard becoming the first true freshman to start on the offensive line for Penn State since center Joe Iorio in 1999.
- Penn State's 15-play, 90-yard scoring drive capped by a 13-yard Anthony Morelli to Terrell Golden touchdown pass in the second quarter was its longest of the season in number of plays and yards covered.
- Kevin Kelly's missed PAT in the second quarter was his first of the season in 27 attempts. It was just the second missed PAT of his career in 107 attempts (105-of-107). Kelly was 26-of-26 on the year coming into the game and was a perfect 30-of-30 on PATs last season. The miss was the first since his third attempt in the first game of his career in the 2005 season opener against South Florida. He had converted 103 straight PATs prior to the miss.
- Kevin Kelly's 23-yard field goal in the third quarter was the 50th of this career, tying Craig Fayak (1990-93) for the most in Penn State history. The attempt was the 74th of Kelly's career. Fayak had 80 career attempts, the most in Penn State history. Kelly later added field goals of 21 and 20 yards to stand alone with the career record of 52 field goals on 76 attempts (second all-time).
- Maurice Evans posted a career high 3.5 sacks on the day, forced two fumbles returning one 55 yards to the Indiana 13-yard line in the third quarter. His second forced fumble was recovered on the IU seven-yard line in the fourth quarter. He posted his third straight game with at least two sacks and now has a team-high 10.5 sacks on the season, moving him into ninth all-time among single season sack totals at Penn State. His 10.5 sacks are the most since Tamba Hali had 11 in 2005 and the third highest total by a Penn State player since 2000. Evans also posted 4.5 tackles for loss on the day and now has 18.5 tackles for loss for minus-106 yards on the season. Evans' season TFL total is the most for a Penn State player since Michael Haynes posted 23 in 2002.
- Jordan Norwood's 12-yard TD reception in the second quarter was his third on the year and marked his seventh reception of the game, equaling his career high for receptions in a game set with seven vs. Akron in 2007. Norwood ended the day with a career-best eight catches for 65 yards to lead Penn State in receiving for the third time on the year. He moved into 13th all-time in career receiving yardage with 1,275 yards passing David Daniels (1,222, 1988-90) and Scott Fitzkee (1,263, 1975-78) on the day.
- Josh Gaines posted a career-high six tackles and added one sack in the first half. Gaines ended the game with a career-best seven tackles and added a sack on the day.
- Penn State outscored Indiana 20-7 in the second quarter and has outscored opponents 91-14 in the second quarter on the year. Indiana's second quarter touchdown was just the second score given up in the second quarter by Penn State on the season. Illinois also scored a touchdown in the second quarter.
- A.J. Wallace's recovery of a muffed punt on Indiana's 12-yard line was his second fumble recovery of the season. He also equaled a career high with five tackles on the day.
- Phil Taylor's third quarter sack of Kellen Lewis was the first of his career. He also recorded his second fumble recovery of the season on IU's seven-yard line in the fourth quarter. He equaled a career high with two tackles on the day.
- Justin King made a career-high nine tackles (eight solo) and added three pass break-ups on the day to lead Penn State.
- Matt Hahn posted career highs with five carries for 43 yards and a long of 15 yards before leaving the game with a knee injury.
- Anthony Morelli moved into fourth all-time on Penn State's all-time career completions and pass attempt charts on the day. He stands fourth with 373 career completions passing Kerry Collins (370, 1991-94) and Chuck Fusina (371, 1975-78) on the day. He stands fourth with 666 pass attempts passing Kerry Collins (657, 1991-94), Todd Blackledge (658, 1980-82) and Chuck Fusina (665, 1975-78) on the day. Morelli's two touchdown passes on the day improved his career mark to 24 moving him past Michael Robinson (23, 2002-05) and into a time for ninth with Pete Liske (24, 1961-63) on the all-time career touchdown pass chart.
- Derrick Williams' five catches on the day boosted his career reception total to 90 moving him into 12th all-time at Penn State and passing Ted Kwalick (86, 1966-68), Tony Hunt (88, 2003-06) and Chafie Fields (88, 1996-999) on the day. Williams posted 47 yards on the day and stands seven yards shy of becoming Penn State's 20th 1,000-yard receiver with 993 career receiving yards.