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Sept. 26, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; - Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (Scranton) has been selected Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after completing 14 of 17 passes and throwing for three touchdowns to help spark Penn State to a 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday.
A junior, McGloin shares his first career conference honor with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.
McGloin entered the game early in the second quarter with Penn State leading, 3-0. He led the Nittany Lions to three touchdown drives on his four possessions and left the game in the third period with Penn State leading 31-0. On McGloin's fourth possession, he completed a pass to running back Michael Zordich, but he fumbled at the EMU 1-yard line and ball went out of the end zone for touchback.
The former West Scranton High School standout connected with nine different receivers among his 14 completions. He threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to running back Joe Suhey to give Penn State a 10-0 lead. He then connected with wideout Derek Moye on five and 20-yard scoring strikes. The three touchdown passes were second-highest in McGloin's career, trailing only the four vs. Northwestern last season.
McGloin delivered the sixth 200-yard passing game of his career (all in last 10 games), finishing with 220 yards, completing 82.3 percent of his passes. His six 200-yard games are tied for 10th place in Penn State history with John Hufnagel and Mike McQueary, the Nittany Lions' wide receivers coach.
Penn State (3-1) will travel to Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. ET in Memorial Stadium. The clash will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
A limited number of tickets remain for Penn State's home games with Iowa (Oct. 8), Purdue (Oct. 15-Homecoming) and unbeaten Illinois (Oct. 29). The Senior Day clash with unbeaten Nebraska contest (Nov. 12) is sold out. Tickets are available at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets or by calling 1-814-865-5555 weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.