PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Matt McGloin’s Thanksgiving Day Performance Was Most Watched TV Program of Fall 2013

Former Penn State walk-on and starting quarterback Matt McGloin certainly had an interesting rookie season in the NFL. He went from not having his name called on draft day, to landing a job on the Oakland Raiders and eventually taking over for Terrelle Pryor as the team’s starter. And millions of people got to watch him play.

McGloin’s game on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys was the most watched game of the 2013-2014 regular season, drawing 31.7 million viewers according to Nielsen. In fact, that game was the most watched TV program last fall after Labor Day. The game was only McGloin’s fourth in the NFL, a 31-24 loss in which he threw for 255 yards in 30 attempts, getting intercepted once. The Raiders pulled to within seven points with under a minute to play in the game, but a failed onside kick ended all chances of a comeback.

The game was by far the most watched of the regular season, beating the second place Packers-49ers game by 3.2 million viewers.

McGloin went just 1-5 as a starter this year, winning only his first game, although he performed fairly well. He threw for three touchdowns and 197 yards en route to a 28-23 win against the Houston Texans in that first start. He finished the year with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions, along with 1,547 yards and a 55.9 percent completion percentage in seven total games.

McGloin will likely have to battle with Pryor for the starting job next year, however, he should be back with the Raiders, as he has two years remaining on his contract.

About the Author

Mike Reisman

is a senior Supply Chain Management major with an Economics minor (Read: Business Douche) from South Jersey. He has an intense fear of graduating so please don't bring it up. He writes about stupid things nobody cares about, and student life if the site is low on content that is clearly supposed be funny but is really very unfunny. He is lovingly (?) known around the staff as Baby Mike which may or may not be because he has a child (hint: it’s not). He’s also a second generation Penn Stater who has been wearing Penn State sweatshirts since before he was two, a habit he hasn’t grown out of. If you really hate yourself, you can follow him on twitter at @mike_reisman or email him at [email protected]



Bundling Student Tickets And Offering Options: What Penn State Can Learn

Penn State doesn’t do much to embody the #OneTeam mantra and encourage students to break down student section silos.

Penn State Hockey Announces 2018-19 Recruiting Class

Penn State Hoops’ Mike Watkins Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

Cole Miller Misses Cut At U.S. Open

Evan Barratt Invited To World Junior Summer Showcase

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Penn State Cracks The Top Ten In Niche’s 2018 Party School Ranking

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Freshman 101: How To Buy Football Tickets

Tickets go on sale for graduate students on Monday, June 18, followed by seniors on Tuesday, juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday, and freshmen on Friday.

Ryan Dunleavy Makes Infamous ‘Loaded Backfield’ Tweet Into A Poster, Asks Saquon Barkley To Rip It Up

Saquon Barkley and Rutgers-turned-Giants beat writer Ryan Dunleavy buried the hatchet after nearly three long years of internet annihilation.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Bundling Student Tickets And Offering Options: What Penn State Can Learn

Penn State doesn’t do much to embody the #OneTeam mantra and encourage students to break down student section silos.

Send this to a friend