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Nov. 12, 2012
PENN STATE (6-4, 4-2 Big Ten) vs.
INDIANA (4-6, 2-4 Big Ten)
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 12:00 ET Big Ten Network
Beaver Stadium (106,572) University Park, Pa.
Nittany Lions Face Hoosiers in Beaver Stadium
TELEVISION: Big Ten Network. Kevin Kugler (p-by-p), Chris Martin (analyst), J Leman (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 227th time in their last 229 games.
RADIO: Penn State Sports Network (60 stations): Steve Jones (p-by-p), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline). Sirius: Ch. 123; XM: CH. 194. Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM. IU Radio Network: Don Fischer (p-b-p), Buck Suhr (analyst) & Joe Smith.
WEB: Gametracker & Audio at GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: The two teams will be meeting for the 16th time, with all of them coming as Big Ten opponents. Penn State has not lost to the Hoosiers in the 15 previous meetings. The teams began playing annually in 2011 as Leaders Division rivals. The teams will next meet on Oct. 5, 2013 in Bloomington.
PENN STATE RECORD: 6-4, 1st year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. INDIANA: First Meeting
NOTABLE: Named Penn State's 15th head football coach on Jan. 6, 2012...Former New England Patriots offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick...Coached NFL MVP Tom Brady from 2009-11...Won first career game vs. Navy on Sept. 15, 2012.
INDIANA RECORD: 5-17, 2nd year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PENN STATE: 0-1
The Nittany Lions return home for their final two games, starting with a visit from Indiana in Leaders Division clash. Penn State is finishing the season with two home games for just the third time in its 20 seasons of Big Ten play (1994 and 2008).
Penn State is coming off a 32-23 loss at No. 18 Nebraska and the Hoosiers are coming off a home loss to Wisconsin.
Sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson will re-write the Penn State single season receptions record with his next grab, breaking a tie at 63 catches with All-Americans O.J. McDuffie (1992) and Bobby Engram (1995). Robinson leads the Big Ten in receptions, yardage, yards per game and touchdown catches.
Sophomore running back Zach Zwinak enters the contest with four 100-yard rushing efforts in the last six games, topped by a career-high 141 yards and 178 all-purpose last week vs. the Huskers.
Senior Matt McGloin has thrown a TD pass in every game this season and needs just 328 yards passing to take over the top spot on the single season charts. His 41 career TD passes are just two away tying Daryll Clark's Penn State record. McGloin is atop the Big Ten charts in passing yardage, completions and passing touchdowns.
Indiana has the No. 3 scoring offense in the Big Ten at 31.2 points per game and is just ahead of Penn State as the top passing team at 293.2 yards per game entering the contest.