[Live Blog] Penn State vs. Indiana

Good afternoon and welcome back to football, Penn State fans! The Nittany Lions are hosting the Indiana Hoosiers in today’s Big Ten matchup. We will have updates throughout the game on this page, including game analysis, photos, and more. Here’s the media information you’ll need, and here’s our staff’s game predictions.

End Of Game

Fourth Quarter

5:33 4Q — New kicker Tyler Davis nails one from short distance, extending Penn State’s lead to 29-7.

11:00 4Q — John Reid’s interception sets up Christian Hackenberg for his second rushing touchdown of the afternoon.

Third Quarter

1:02 — Indiana called consecutive running plays on its next possession to end the quarter.

2:40 — After a short Penn State drive, Indiana took over trying to claw back into the game. The Hoosiers almost did just that, but the Lions’ defense forced a 4th and 3 at the 34-yard line. Indiana went for it, but a ball was batted down at the line to force a turnover on downs.

6:36 — Danny Cameron came in at quarterback for to start the drive for Indiana, and on his first attempt, threw the ball directly into Evan Schwann. Cameron looked shaky at first, but was able to move the chains a few times before his team was forced to punt.

10:26 — Penn State’s next drive ate a lot of clock. Starting at its own six-yard line, the team went about 25 yards in five minutes.

12:07 — Indiana started the third drive of the half at its own 13-yard line. The drive, once again, resulted in nothing but ended with Diamont walking off with an apparent shoulder injury.

15:00 — Indiana and Penn State traded possessions early in the half, but neither were able to show any signs of life on offense.

Second Quarter

0:36 2Q — Touchdown Christian Hackenberg! The pocket passer rolls right, using his legs to will himself across the goal line. The extra point is no good, and Penn State leads 19-7.

4:58 2Q — Big Austin Johnson drives the Hoosiers back ten yards with a big sack, resulting in a Garrett Sickels takedown to force a punt.

5:40 2Q: TOUCHDOWN DAESEAN HAMILTON! Hackenberg fires a beauty that’s hauled in and taken to the house. The extra point is no good, but Penn State takes a 13-7 lead.

9:59 — An illegal block negates some DeAndre Thompkins end around trickery, but Hackenberg nearly hits DaeSean Hamilton on a long corner route.

12:07 — Hackenberg picks up a first after firing a bullet to Chris Godwin, and picks up another to Godwin on a sit route on the left hash mark.

13:01 — A huge sack by Garrett Sickels around the edge, followed by additional pressure on the ensuing third and long situation forces Indiana to punt the ball away. Great defensive series there by the Nittany Lions.

First Quarter

2:52 — Penn State’s next drive started with a great catch-and-run from Mark Allen, taking the ball from the eight-yard line to the 19. Geno Lewis made an appearance on the next play, with a 21-yard reception, then was missed on a bomb on the next. Lewis converted another first down later, but the drive and quarter ended with Mark Allen losing a fumble.

4:11 — Indiana followed up its touchdown with a surprise onside kick, which it recovered. A short drive ended with yet another punt, however.

7:35 — Indiana responded with an easy drive. Eight plays in three minutes went 64 yards, as the Hoosiers tied the game up with a Diamont rush. 7-7.

8:43 –Four punts through seven minutes of gametime wasn’t how either side drew it up, but that’s what we have. Penn State’s next drive started with off-target passes and drops intended for Gesicki and then Godwin, followed by a sack and fumble on Hackenberg, though that was discounted by an Indiana penalty. The penalty proved costly, as on first down, Indiana played one safety and Brandon Polk torched the secondary for a 39-yard touchdown reception. 7-0 Penn State.

10:04 — Indiana’s offense looked like it lacked communication early, going three-and-out featuring a fumble that Diamont recovered.

12:11 — A sack, a rush back to the original line of scrimmage, and a screen pass on third and long were John Donovan’s calls on the next drive. And then, of course, a punt.

12:45 — Indiana started its first offensive possession at the six-yard line, thanks to a great punt and coverage from the Nittany Lions. On its first third down, quarterback Zander Diamont rushed up the middle for the first. Eventually, The Hoosiers were stopped and had to punt from their own territory.

15:00 — Penn State received to start the game. Deon Butler was an honorary team captain as part of the team’s Homecoming festivities. The first play from scrimmage was an encouraging deep heave to Chris Godwin, which was broken up. Nick Scott took the next play 35 yards on a rush, then Hackenberg was sacked. A dropped pass from Godwin on what would’ve been a first down later ended the drive.

Pregame

Lots of injury news before this one. In are Adam Breneman, Marcus Allen, and Andrew Nelson, while Angelo Mangiro, Saquon Barkley, and Akeel Lynch are out.

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