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Christian Hackenberg Becomes Penn State’s All-Time Touchdown Leader

A few weeks after setting the record for the most passing yards in Penn State football history, Christian Hackenberg laid claim to another impressive record. Hackenberg’s 47 touchdowns through the air put him ahead of Matt McGloin for first all time. McGloin, who played his outstanding senior year under Bill O’Brien’s high-flying offense, held the school record of 46 touchdowns for three years.

The record was broken on a late second-half score against Michigan State, as he found an open Chris Godwin in the end zone for No. 47.

Hackenberg has faced lots of criticism for his throwing ability at times, as well as his high draft stock and his inconsistency. Still, numbers don’t lie — through just under three seasons, Hackeberg has emerged as arguably Penn State’s best quarterback ever.

The Nittany Lions clinched bowl eligibility in the Maryland game, which was the same game he set the passing yardage record in. That gives Hackenberg at least one more game to add to his already impressive resume before he decides whether or not he wants to return for his senior year. For now, let’s appreciate the games we know we have left with Penn State’s all-time leader in touchdown passes.

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.

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