Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • NW 247
    • 443 PSU
  • Turnovers

    • NW 1
    • 1 PSU
  • Possession

    NW PSU
    46:25 20:24
  • 1st Downs

    • NW 14
    • 30 PSU

Game Information

Beaver Stadium
,
Coverage: ESPN/ESPN3D
  • University Park, PA 16802
  • Line: PSU -3.0
Attendance: 95,769
10/6/2012 Associated Press

McGloin, Penn State rally past No. 24 N'western

Quarterback Matt McGloin had the go-ahead score with a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left and Penn State rallied from 11 points down in fourth quarter to beat No. 24 Northwestern 39-28 on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

ESPN/ESPN3D1234T
Northwestern01414028
Penn State3772239
first QuarterNWPSU
FG
3:41
Sam Ficken 21 yard field goal GOOD.
pennst drive: 13 plays 33 yards, 05:56 pennst fg, 5:56
03
second QuarterNWPSU
TD
9:34
Zach Zwinak rush for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 8 plays 40 yards, 02:16 pennst td, 2:16
09
XP
9:34
Sam Ficken extra point GOOD.
pennst drive: 8 plays 40 yards, 02:16 pennst td, 2:16
010
TD
6:23
Venric Mark rush for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 3 plays 17 yards, 01:05 northwstrn td, 1:05
610
XP
6:23
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 3 plays 17 yards, 01:05 northwstrn td, 1:05
710
TD
0:30
Trevor Siemian pass complete to Tony Jones for 11 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 8 plays 66 yards, 01:50 northwstrn td, 1:50
1310
XP
0:30
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 8 plays 66 yards, 01:50 northwstrn td, 1:50
1410
third QuarterNWPSU
TD
7:17
Matthew McGloin pass complete to Allen Robinson for 8 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 12 plays 80 yards, 05:23 pennst td, 5:23
1416
XP
7:17
Sam Ficken extra point GOOD.
pennst drive: 12 plays 80 yards, 05:23 pennst td, 5:23
1417
TD
3:12
Kain Colter rush for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
northwstrn drive: 11 plays 71 yards, 04:05 northwstrn td, 4:05
2017
XP
3:12
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
northwstrn drive: 11 plays 71 yards, 04:05 northwstrn td, 4:05
2117
TD
0:50
Alex Butterworth punt for 54 yards, returned by Venric Mark for 75 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 4 plays -2 yards, 02:22 pennst punt, 2:22
2717
XP
0:50
Jeff Budzien extra point GOOD.
pennst drive: 4 plays -2 yards, 02:22 pennst punt, 2:22
2817
fourth QuarterNWPSU
TD
9:49
Matthew McGloin pass complete to Allen Robinson for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 18 plays 82 yards, 06:01 pennst td, 6:01
2823
2PTC
9:49
Two-point conversion attempt, Michael Zordich rush GOOD.
pennst drive: 18 plays 82 yards, 06:01 pennst td, 6:01
2825
TD
2:37
Matthew McGloin rush for 5 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 15 plays 85 yards, 05:38 pennst td, 5:38
2831
XP
2:37
Sam Ficken extra point GOOD.
pennst drive: 15 plays 85 yards, 05:38 pennst td, 5:38
2832
TD
1:30
Michael Zordich rush for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
pennst drive: 3 plays 28 yards, 00:18 pennst td, 0:18
2838
XP
1:30
Sam Ficken extra point GOOD.
pennst drive: 3 plays 28 yards, 00:18 pennst td, 0:18
2839

Research Notes

  • Penn State trailed by 11 points heading into the fourth quarter, but shut down the Northwestern offense and picked up its own production to outscore the Wildcats 22-0 in the quarter. Entering today, the Nittany Lions had only scored 26 points in the fourth quarter the entire season.

  • Being a ranked team has been a curse lately for Northwestern:Northwestern Last 6 Games as AP Ranked Team AP Rank Result2012 No. 24 L at Penn State2008 No. 22 L vs Missouri (Alamo Bowl)2005 No. 25 L at Ohio State2005 No. 21 L vs Michigan2001 No. 22 L vs Penn State2001 No. 14 L at Ohio State

  • During its first five games, Northwestern averaged 82 plays per game (tied for 11th most in FBS).In the first quarter against Penn State, the Wildcats offense was only on the field for six plays.

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