Oct. 20, 2012
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Penn State Football Post-Game Notes
@ Iowa Oct. 20, 2012
- Bill O'Brien ties a Penn State record, becoming the third first-year Nittany Lion head coach to post a five-game winning streak. He joins George Hoskins (1892) and Dick Harlow (1915).
- Penn State snapped a four-game losing streak in Kinnick Stadium
- Penn State's 24 first half points surpassed its most in a game overall at Iowa since a 1999 (31-7)
- Penn State has out-scored its opponents 66-0 in the first quarter and 110-23 in the first half this season. Northwestern is the only team to score a touchdown vs. the Nittany Lions in the first half.
- Penn State has out-scored its three Big Ten opponents, 112-49, scoring an average of 37.3 ppg.
- Penn State scored its most points in a true Big Ten road game since posting a 42-14 victory at Michigan State in 2009. The Lions posted a 41-24 win vs. Indiana in Landover, Md. in 2010.
- Penn State gained a season-high 504 yards, running 90 plays, its second consecutive game with 90 or more plays.
- Penn State's 97-yard TD drive completed at the start of the fourth quarter marked its longest drive of the season. It was the 10th scoring drive of 70 or more yards for the Nittany Lions this season.
- Penn State is No. 2 in B1G and No. 13 nationally in scoring defense at 15.7 ppg. Held 5 foes to 17 points or less
- Penn State forced 3 turnovers in win at Iowa (15 for season) and leads B1G in turnover margin at +1.14 per game
- Jordan Cotton's 92-yard kickoff return for a TD was the first vs. Penn State since Purdue's Dorian Bryant returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD in 2007.
- QB Matt McGloin leads the Big Ten in passing (255.4 ypg) and completions (162) and is 2nd in TD passes (14).
- Matt McGloin's 162 completions are tied for No. 10 on the Penn State season record list with Michael Robinson (2005).
- Matt McGloin threw for 289 yards on 26-of-38 passing with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the fifth time this season that McGloin threw for multiple touchdowns in a game, including two straight.
- Matt McGloin set a career-high with 26 rushing yards, giving him 315 yards of total offense, the second-highest total of his career (331 vs. Temple on Sept. 22)
- Matt McGloin recorded his fifth-straight 200+ yard passing game and his sixth of the season. He now has 13 career 200+ yard passing games, one shy of Daryll Clark for third all-time at Penn State. Kerry Collins and Zack Mills hold the record with 16 each.
- Matt McGloin has 14 TD passes this season to tie his high for season total (2010)
- Matt McGloin has 36 career TD passes, good for No. 7 at Penn State. Chuck Fusina is 6th with 37 and Kerry Collins is 5th with 39.
- Four receivers set career-highs for receiving yardage (Kyle Carter-85, Brandon Moseby-Felder-60, Jesse James-52 and Trevor Williams-15)
- TB Bill Belton posted a career high with 103 rushing yards on the night, recording his first career 100-yard rushing game, and tied his career-best with 16 carries. He had a career-long 23-yard run in the first quarter that marked the second longest run on the season for Penn State. Belton recorded his first career rushing TD in the second quarter on an 11-yard run.
- Bill Belton posted three rushing TD in the game, the first rushing TDs of his career. He became the first Penn State player with three rushing TD in a game since Evan Royster vs. Oregon State in 2008.
- Bill Belton became the 86th different Nittany Lion to post 100 rushing yards in a game and gave Penn State a 100-yard rusher for third consecutive game.
- Four tight ends made 11 catches for 151 yards vs. Iowa
- TE Jesse James' 31-yard TD reception in the first quarter was his second TD grab of the season and marked a career-long reception for the freshman. James had a career high three catches and 52 receiving yards in the game.
- WR Allen Robinson hauled in his 8th TD catch of the season, tying him for 7th on the Penn State season charts with Terry Smith (1991) and Derek Moye (2010).
- WR Allen Robinson leads Big Ten in receptions (47) and TD catches (8) and is No. 2 with 563 rec. yds
- TE Kyle Carter made his first career start. It marked the 14th first time starter on the year for the Lions. Carter made a career-long 34-yard catch on a fourth down conversion in the first quarter.
- Carter had a career high with 85 receiving yards and tied his career-best with six receptions in the game.
- PK Sam Ficken's 34-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter marked a season-long and his 4th field goal of the season. He converted from 43 yards last year.
- Freshman WR Trevor Williams had career highs in receptions (2) and receiving yards (15) on Saturday.
- KR Jesse Della Valle's 46-yard kickoff return to begin the second half marked a season long for Penn State.
- WR Brandon Moseby-Felder posted a career high 60 receiving yards, including a career-long 42-yard reception.
- LB Michael Mauti made his team-leading third interception of the season, returning it 20 yards.
- LB Michael Mauti is fifth in Big Ten in tackles (9.3 tpg), and tied for second in interceptions (3) and forced fumbles (2)
- DT Jordan Hill posted a season high nine tackles, with 2.0 TFL and a sack.
Penn State will return to Beaver Stadium Saturday for a 5:30 p.m. showdown with unbeaten Ohio State in a battle for first place in the Leaders Division. The game will be televised live on ESPN. It will be an all-stadium white out with all fans requested to wear white to the game.