Postgame Notes

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Nov. 20, 2010

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THE TEAM

  • The Nittany Lions are 58-17 (77.3) since the start of the 2005 season, the nation's No. 10 winning percentage over the last six seasons.
  • The Nittany Lions improve to 14-2 in the next game after a loss since the start of the 2005 season.
  • Penn State improves to 9-3 in Big Ten road games over the past three seasons; 10- 4 overall.
  • Penn State improves to 14-0 all-time against Indiana. The Nittany Lions will next play Indiana in Bloomington on Oct. 1, 2011 in the Big Ten opener next season.
  • The Nittany Lions and Hoosiers played another high scoring game. In the 14
  • meetings, a total of 841 points have been scored, an average of 60.1 ppg. The Lions have scored 540 points (38.5 ppg) and IU has scored 301 points (21.5 ppg).
  • Penn State reached 20 first time starters on the season as LB Gerald Hodges, DT James Terry and OT Mike Farrell all started their first career game.
  • Penn State recorded 496 yards of total offense, the second highest mark of the season (528 yards vs. Northwestern)
  • The Nittany Lions' 36:59 in time of possession also was it second-best of season.
  • Penn State did not have a turnover for the second time in the last four games.
  • The 325 yards of passing for Penn State are the most by the Nittany Lions in a game since passing for 379 yards against Akron in the 2009 season opener.
  • Penn State was perfect in the red zone (5-5) for the fourth time this season.
  • Previously, the Nittany Lions had been perfect against Youngstown State (4-4), Illinois (2-2) and Northwestern (4-4).
  • 11 different players carried the football for Penn State, including three receivers. WR Graham Zug had the first rush of his career.
  • The attendance of 78,790 was second-highest for a Penn State neutral site regular season game, trailing only the 78,902 vs. USC in the 2000 Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium.

Joe Paterno

  • Joe Paterno improves to 401-133-3 (75.0) in his 45th season as head coach. He trails Eddie Robinson by seven victories for second in all-time in wins across all NCAA divisions.
  • FedEx Field marked the 66th different stadium in which Joe Paterno has coached a Penn State team in.

OFFENSE

  • Penn State's 99-yard TD drive in the first half was its longest in at least the last 13 seasons, dating to 1998.
  • WR Derek Moye had his first two carries of the season on the day logging 38 yards on two carries, including a 27-yard reverse.
  • Moye logged his 13th career TD catch in the third quarter and his sixth of the season, equaling last season's total.
  • Moye has at least one TD catch in five of the last six games.
  • Moye posted six catches for 90 yards on the day to pass Freddie Scott (1,520 yards) for 12th all-time on the Penn State career receiving charts with 1,597 yards and move past Scott (93 receptions) into a tie with Joe Jurevicius for 11th all-time in career receptions with 94.
  • QB Matt McGloin passed for a career-high 315 yards, also breaking his career- bests with 22 completions and 31 attempts, good for two touchdowns. The last time a Penn State quarterback passed for at least 300 yards was Daryll Clark (310 yards) at Michigan State last season.
  • QB Matt McGloin's 315 yards are the most by a Nittany Lion since Daryll Clark threw for 353 yards in the 2009 season opener with Akron.
  • McGloin's 315 yards passing are tied for the 10th best mark in the Penn State annals with Chuck Fusina, who had 315 yards at North Carolina State in 1977.
  • McGloin has now thrown for at least two touchdown passes in four of the five career games in which he has attempted a pass. He has thrown for 200 yards or more in three of those games.
  • McGloin's 22 pass completions are a season-high for a Penn State quarterback, and the most by a Nittany Lion signal caller since Daryll Clark had 22 at Northwestern last season.

DEFENSE

  • LB Nate Stupar's team-high 10 tackles were second-highest of his career. He made 12 hits vs. Akron in the 2009 season opener.
  • In his first career start, LB Gerald Hodges made a career-best six tackles.
  • DE Pete Massaro recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss, giving him a team-best eight on the season.
  • Saf Drew Astorino grabbed his first interception of the season; fourth of his career.

SPECIAL TEAMS

  • Andrew Dailey recorded his second career blocked punt that was scooped up by James Van Fleet for a 21-yard TD return to give Penn State a 31-24 third quarter lead. It was the first blocked punt for a TD for Penn State since Matt Hahn took one in vs. Michigan State in 2005. Dailey also had Penn State's last blocked punt prior to the play as he blocked one vs. Eastern Illinois in 2009.
  • Collin Wagner made his 17th and 18th field goals of the season (18-23) to move into a tie for ninth in school season FG made, joining Chris Bahr (1975) and Brett Conway (1996). Ray Tarasi (1989) is 8th with 19.

NEXT

  • Penn State will host No. 11 Michigan State in the regular season finale and battle for the Land Grant Trophy on Saturday, Nov. 27. The game will kick at 12 p.m. and air on ESPN or ESPN2. Eleven Nittany Lion seniors will be introduced before the game.

 

 

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