Scores

Final

Penn State 16

(4-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

Indiana 10

(1-4, 0-1 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPNU

12:00 PM ET, October 1, 2011

Memorial Stadium, BLOOMINGTON, IN

1 2 3 4 T
PSU 0 3 10 316
IND 3 0 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: M. McGloin (PSU) - 204 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: S. Redd (USC) - 29 CAR, 129 YDS

Receiving: D. Moye (PSU) - 6 REC, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Penn St. holds off Indiana to win Big Ten opener

Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Penn State's Matt McGloin made the most of his second chance Saturday.

The former starter re-entered the game late in the third quarter, threw a 74-yard TD pass on his first play and later led the Nittany Lions to a field goal, giving Penn State a 16-10 victory at Indiana in both schools' Big Ten season opener.

McGloin was 10 of 22 for 204 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and no sacks -- a fitting tribute on an ugly, mistake-prone day.

Penn State (4-1) won the inaugural Leaders Division game and improved to 15-0 all-time against the Hoosiers.

Indiana (1-4) had a chance to win it as time expired but Dusty Kiel's desperation pass came up 5 yards short of the end zone and Damarlo Belcher couldn't hang on anyway. The Hoosiers have now lost two straight.

Aside from McGloin's two efficient scoring drives, little went right either way.

The Nittany Lions blew one scoring chance when Forisse Hardin intercepted Rob Bolden's pass at the Indiana 1, had another slip away when Silas Redd lost a fumble at the Hoosiers 2 and threw away two other chances with fumbles that cost Penn State big yardage.

Indiana, meanwhile, struggled to finish off drives for the second straight week and didn't score a touchdown until Kiel's 5-yard TD pass to Ted Bolser made it 16-10 with 3:51 to play.

The Hoosiers did force Penn State to punt and got the ball back with 2:06 left, but once again failed to put the ball in the end zone.

Indiana took advantage of the first turnover with a 49-yard field goal from Mitch Ewald to make it 3-0.

Penn State tied the score late in the second quarter on Anthony Fera's 22-yard field goal, then took the lead after converting an Indiana fumble into a 27-yard field goal early in the third quarter.

McGloin came in with 1:41 to go in the third quarter, made the perfect read when Indiana's safety played up, and made the perfect throw over single coverage to Derek Moye, who caught the ball in stride at about the 40-yard line and jogged the remaining distance for the score and a 13-3 lead.

On the next series, McGloin burned more than 5 1/2 minutes on a 13-play, 63-yard drive that Fera capped with his third field goal of the day, a 33-yarder that made it 16-3.

Redd rushed 29 times for 129 yards, and Moye caught six passes for 158 yards and the TD.

Kiel finished 22 of 45 for 189 yards with one TD and one interception in his first career start.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PSU
IND
1st Downs2216
Total Yards464256
Passing271184
Rushing19372
Penalties5-606-79
3rd Down Conversions9-205-20
4th Down Conversions1-13-3
Turnovers32
Possession37:2722:33

Passing Leaders

Penn StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGloin10/222049.310
IndianaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kiel22/451844.111

Rushing Leaders

Penn StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Redd291294.4024
Dukes9546.0029
IndianaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Houston18603.3019
Kiel8212.606

Receiving Leaders

Penn StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Moye615826.3174
Brown34113.7015
IndianaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Belcher66010.0024
Bolser44611.5124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPSUIND
FG06:51Mitch Ewald 49 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERPSUIND
FG02:57Anthony Fera 22 Yd 33
THIRD QUARTERPSUIND
FG12:18Anthony Fera 27 Yd 63
TD01:31Derek Moye 74 Yd Pass From Matthew McGloin (Anthony Fera Kick) 133
FOURTH QUARTERPSUIND
FG10:10Anthony Fera 33 Yd 163
TD03:51Ted Bolser 5 Yd Pass From Dusty Kiel (Mitch Ewald Kick) 1610