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Nov. 20, 2012
Penn State Game Notes | Wisconsin Game Notes
PENN STATE (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) vs.
WISCONSIN (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten)
SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 2012, 3:35 ET ESPN2
BEAVER STADIUM (106,572) UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.
Nittany Lions Host Wisconsin On Senior Day
Mark Jones (p-by-p), Brock Huard (analyst) and Jessica Mendoza (sideline).
TV APPEARANCES: The Nittany Lions are appearing on television for the 228th time in their last 230 games.
Penn State Sports Network (60 stations):
Steve Jones (p-by-p), Jack Ham (analyst), Loren Crispell (sideline).
Sirius: Ch. 123; XM: CH. 195.
Local: 93.7 FM & 1450 AM.
Badger Sports Network:
Matt Lepay (p-by-p), Mike Lucas (analyst), Mark Tauscher (analyst).
WEB: Gametracker & Audio at GoPSUsports.com
SERIES: The two teams will be meeting for the 16th time, with 14 of them coming as Big Ten opponents. Wisconsin leads the series 9-2 (4 vacated wins by PSU). The teams began playing annually in 2011 as Leaders Division rivals. The teams will next meet on Nov. 30, 2013 in Madison.
PENN STATE RECORD: 7-4, 1st year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. WISCONSIN: 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.
WISCONSIN RECORD: 67-23, 7th year
OVERALL RECORD: Same
VS. PENN STATE: 2-0
The Nittany Lions play the final game in 2012, finishing the season with a Leaders Division showdown against Wisconsin. Thirty Penn State seniors will be introduced in a pre-game ceremony.
Penn State is coming off a 45-22 victory against Indiana and the Badgers dropped an overtime contest to Ohio State, 21-14.
Senior Matt McGloin has thrown a TD pass in every game this season and his four TD passes and 395 passing versus the Hoosiers garnered him Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week. His four scoring strikes pushed him into the top spot on the career charts, while his career-best 395 passing yards made his the top single season passer in school history (3,066). McGloin is atop the Big Ten charts in passing yardage, completions (251) and passing touchdowns (23). He is one TD pass shy of tying Daryll Clark's single season record for touchdown passes.
Allen Robinson is now in sole possession of the single season receptions list with 73 and is just 107 yards shy of Bobby Engram's single season record of 1,084 yards and his 11 touchdown catches are second to Engram's 13 from 1993.
For as many points as both team's have put up in 2012, this will be a match up of two of the Big Ten's top defenses. Wisconsin, No. 2, will stack up against Penn State's No. 4 ranked scoring defense.