Penn State races past No. 24 Northwestern 39-28

Updated: October 6, 2012, 5:43 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Northwestern failed its first big test of the season.

A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.

Quarterback Matt McGloin had the go-ahead score on a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left after earlier throwing a 6-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson as the receiver dragged along the back ...

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