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[Live Blog] No. 10 Penn State vs. Indiana

Good afternoon, Penn State fans. We’re at the Memorial Stadium for No. 10 Penn State’s matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers. The Nittany Lions hope to move to 8-2 for the first time since 2011 and 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.

Fourth Quarter

0:29 — Indiana rushes on the final play of the game to run out the clock as Penn State survives 45-31. Thanks for following along with us!

1:07 — Julius’ kickoff is returned from inside the five to the 23-yard line, but a holding penalty moved it back to the 13. After two incompletions, the Hoosiers moved the chains with a 14-yard completion. Brandon Bell forces a fumble on the sack and Torrence Brown picks it up and takes it into the end zone for the touchdown. Davis hits the extra point and Penn State goes up 45-31.

2:49 — The Nittany Lions ran the clock down to 1:12 with three Barkley rushes and Tyler Davis came on to kick. Davis hit the 39-yard field goal to make it 38-31 Penn State.

3:58 — Julius kicks off and Williams returns it to the 15-yard line. Penn State got three stops to set up fourth and three, and Kevin Givens knocked away the pass to force a turnover on downs.

6:51 — McSorley completes to Gesicki on first down for 13 yards to move into Hoosier territory. McSorley completes again to Godwin for 26 yards to get Penn State into the red zone. Barkley carries twice, plowing through Indiana defenders to get Penn State to the two-yard line. Barkley scores on a 2-yard run and Davis hits the PAT as Penn State goes up 35-31.

8:00 — After a holding call backed the Hoosiers up to their own 10, they went three-and-out and punted to the Penn State 43 where it is fair caught.

11:06 — A pass interference got Penn State to midfield before a McSorley 26- yard completion to Hamilton, getting Penn State to the Indiana 25. An offense pass interference and a sack backed the Nittany Lions up to the 46. The Nittany Lions couldn’t get any of the yardage back and Gillikin punted into the end zone for a touchback.

12:28 — Indiana answers right back with a huge completion into Penn State territory before a Lagow to Westbrook on a 40-yard touchdown pass. The PAT is good and Indiana goes up 31-28.

14:28 — On a handoff to Barkley, the running back flipped it back to McSorley and he completes to DaeSean Hamilton for a huge gain to the Indiana 6. Barkley rushes for the 6-yard score and Davis nails the PAT as Penn State retakes the lead 28-24

15:00 — Indiana’s screen pass goes for a loss of four yards and the Hoosiers punt to the Penn State 26.

Third Quarter

1:09 — Julius kicks out-of-bounds and Indiana starts at the 35. Redding rushes twice for a combined two yards as the quarter comes to a close on third and eight.

3:13 — McSorley is hit hard, but still completes to Saeed Blacknall for a 43-yard gain to the Indiana 31. An Andre Robinson 5-yard rush and offside brings Penn State to the 21. McSorley hits Godwin on first down in the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown. Davis hits the extra point to make it 24-21.

4:54 — After two decent gains on the run, the Hoosiers launched down field with Zander Diamont’s 52-yard completion to Camion Patrick, bringing Indiana to the Penn State 7. Redding scores on a 6-yard run and the PAT is good to make it 24-14 Indiana.

7:42 — A 21-yard completion from McSorley to Gesicki got Penn State away from its own goal line and a second completion to Godwin moved Penn State to its own 36. After two Barkley rushes for a total of a yard and an incompletion, Gillikin punts to the Indiana 26, where the Hoosiers decided to fair catch.

10:42 — A pair of Lagow completions brings the Hoosiers to the seven-yard line, but a holding on first and goal moves Indiana back to the 17. Two rushes from Indiana set up fourth and goal from the one-yard line. Brandon Smith breaks up the pass to get a huge touchdown saving stop and give Penn State the ball back.

11:38 — The kickoff goes through the end zone for a touchback. McSorley throws an interception and it’s taken to the Penn State 29.

15:00 — Indiana converted on a pair of third downs, including one with a huge 34-yard gain in the air, to get into Penn State territory. Oakes nailed a 47-yard field goal to put Indiana up 17-14.


Second Quarter

1:00 — Indiana squib kicks and Sanders is forced to pick up the roller and takes it to the 11-yard line. Barkley had his longest rush of the game on a 21-yard gain, but Penn State ran out the clock to take it 14-14 into the half.

2:05 — A completion from Lagow and rush from Redding brought Indiana into the red zone, before Redding scores on a 12-yard run and Oakes hits the PAT to tie it 14-14.

3:05 — After picking up 11 yards on first down, McSorley throws an interception that Indiana takes back to the Penn State 32.

4:43 — Indiana went three-and-out after a crucial holding penalty on a third down conversion brought the Hoosiers back. Indiana punts to John Reid, and a holding call negates his return as the Nittany Lions start at the their own 22.

7:54 — McSorley rushes for 11 yards on third down to give Penn State a new set of downs. Barkley has a big gain on the next play, but it’s brought back to the Indiana 43 after a holding call down field. After being forced to punt, Indiana fumbled on the return and set up Penn State at the Indiana 6. McSorley threw to Godwin for the touchdown on the next play and Davis nails the extra point to make it 14-7 Penn State.

8:03 — Shareef Miller forces a fumble on first down Malik Golden recovered the fumble to set up the Nittany Lions at their own 46.

10:40 — Penn State only picked up nine yards after three downs and elected to go for it from the Indiana 45, but Barkley was stopped four yards behind the line of scrimmage and Indiana takes over on downs.

11:10 — Indiana had a big conversion on third and six, but Devonte Williams fumbled the handoff on the next play and Kevin Givens recovered to give if back to Penn State.

12:13 — Irvin Charles was back to return and couldn’t handle the initial kickoff, but returned it to the 11-yard line. After a three-yard loss from Barkley on first down, McSorley threw two incompletions and the Nittany Lions were forced to punt it away again. Gillikin’s punt went to the Indiana 42, where Mitchell Paige signaled for the fair catch.

15:00 — Indiana starts the drive from its 40 after a 40-yard punt from Gillikin. An illegal block on first down set the Hoosiers back to their 25. Lagow completed two long passes to bring the Hoosiers to the Penn State 14. Redding rushed for a 10-yard gain to make it first and goal from the four-yard line. Lagow throws to Ricky Jones for a five-yard touchdown pass and Griffin Oakes hits the extra point to tie it 7-7.

First Quarter

1:22 — McSorley gets sacked on third and seven to end the quarter.

2:56 — Indiana started from its own 38 and Redding rushed on first down into Penn State territory with a 16-yard gain. Richard Lagow completed a 17-yard pass on third down to get to the Penn State 27. Jason Cabinda forced a fumble and Bell recovered to give Penn State the ball at the 22.

5:42 — After an intentional grounding call to start the drive, Penn State was forced to convert a third and 20, which the Nittany Lions did with a 45-yard completion from McSorley to Mike Gesicki. Penn State couldn’t convert on third down during the next set of downs, but went for it on fourth and two.. Tommy Stevens came on for the keeper and was shut down a yard short.

8:04 — Garrett Sickels shuts Devine Redding down four-yards deep in his backfield to set up third and five, but Richard Lagow completed for a first down at the Penn State 42. Two incompletions and a sack from Kevin Givens forced the Hoosiers to punt. John Reid returned from his five-yard line to the Penn State 19.

9:30 — Penn State opened the drive with an eight-yard run from Barkley, but went three-and-out. Blake Gillikin fumbled the snap on the ensuing punt, but incredibly recovered to punt it away to the Indiana 40, where the Hoosiers elected to fair catch.

11:28 — Joey Julius’ kickoff goes for a touchback. After a first down completion on the first set of downs, Penn State shut down Indiana’s offense at the Hoosier 46. Indiana punted away to John Reid and he returned 19 yards from the 10-yard line to set up Penn State at its own 29.

15:00 — Indiana wins the coin toss and elects to defer possession to the second half. Miles Sanders is back to return the kick and takes it from the nine to 40-yard line. Trace McSorley rolls out of the pocket on third and seven, and hits Saquon Barkley down field for a 32-yard gain. McSorley completes to Godwin for 17 yards on the next play to bring Penn State to the Indiana eight. McSorley keeps on third down for a 10-yard touchdown run and Tyler Davis nails the PAT to make it 7-0 Penn State.


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Steve Connelly

Unfortunately, former editor Steve Connelly has graduated. Where is he now? He might be doing something related to that PR degree he got in 2019. Maybe he finally opened that sports bar named after one of his photos, the Blurry Zamboni. Or he might just be eating chicken tenders and couch surfing. Anything’s possible. If you really want to know, follow him on Twitter @slc2o.

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