McGloin sets records as Penn State topples Indiana
McGloin, Robinson connect for 3 TDs
STATE COLLEGE, Penn. — Penn State 45, Indiana 22: Matt McGloin threw four touchdown passes – three to sophomore Allen Robinson – as the host Nittany Lions overcame a slow start to improve to 16-0 all-time against the Hoosiers.
McGloin’s 45 career touchdown passes are the most in Penn State history and his 3,073 yards this season also set a school standard. Robinson, who matched a career high with 10 catches and had a career-best 197 yards Saturday, set a Nittany Lions’ record with 73 receptions this season.
McGloin finished 22-of-32 for 397 yards and Zach Zwinak rushed for 133 yards and scored two touchdowns for Penn State (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten).
Cameron Coffman was 33-of-59 for a career-high 454 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana (4-7, 2-5), which missed out on bowl participation for the fifth straight season and 18th time in the last 20 years. Shane Wynn matched a career best with 12 catches for a career-high 108 yards for the Hoosiers.
Robinson’s first touchdown catch – a 26-yarder – came on fourth-and-3 and put the Nittany Lions ahead 7-0 in the first quarter. His 53-yarder on a wide receiver screen was one of two scores in the second quarter and gave Penn State the lead for good 14-10.
Penn State led 28-13 at halftime after McGloin’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Zwinak with 31 seconds remaining. The score was set up by a spectacular interception at the Penn State 38 by linebacker Gerald Hodges, who jumped in the air and batted down Coffman’s pass at short range before making a diving catch.
GAME NOTEBOOK: McGloin broke Zack Mills’ Penn State record of 41 career touchdown passes set in 2004 and Daryll Clark’s mark of 3,003 yards accomplished in 2009. … Robinson broke the record of 63 catches in a season set by O.J. McDuffie in 1992 and Bobby Engram in 1995. … Penn State standout LB Michael Mauti was carted off the field midway through the first quarter when an apparent left knee injury. Mauti entered Saturday leading the team in tackles with 9.3 per game. … Ewald was 100-for-100 on extra points before missing in the third quarter when he hit the left upright.