10/22- Nittany Nation Notebook

Published 10/23 2012 07:05PM

Updated 10/23 2012 07:08PM


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

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