Penn State buries Purdue 34-9

Purdue drops fifth straight
Penn State buries Purdue 34-9

Matt McGloin passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns and the visiting Nittany Lions turned in a strong defensive effort to send the Boilermakers to their fifth consecutive loss.

Michael Zordich ran for a pair of first-half touchdowns for Penn State (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten), Zach Zwinak rushed for 134 yards and Brandon Moseby-Felder had six catches for 129 yards and a touchdown as Penn State rolled up 506 total yards.

Purdue (3-6, 0-5) came in averaging 30.9 points per game, but the Boilermakers were able to score only twice, getting a 21-yard field goal from Sam McCartney on their opening possession and a 2-yard touchdown pass from Caleb TerBush to Antavian Edison on the final play of the game.

The Boilermakers finished with 375 total yards. Sixth-year senior quarterback Robert Marve was lifted after going 22-for-39 for 138 yards; TerBush went 10-for-20 for 155 yards and a touchdown in relief.

McGloin’s fifth career 300-yard passing game makes him the school’s all-time leader in the category, breaking a tie with Kerry Collins. He also has 40 career touchdown passes, moving ahead of Collins (39) for the fifth-most in Penn State history.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Nittany Lions have won six consecutive meetings with the Boilermakers dating to 2004. … Penn State has scored 34 or more points in six of its past seven games, all wins. … Edison caught nine passes for 93 yards, giving him 30 consecutive games with at least one reception.

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