Hoosiers Drop Decision at Penn State
Nov. 17, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State (7-4, 5-2 Big Ten) pulled away in the second half en route to a 45-22 victory over Indiana (4-7, 2-5) in Happy Valley on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore quarterback Cameron Coffman completed 33-of-59 passes for 454 yards and two touchdowns. The 33 completions matched his career-high and tied the fourth-highest total in school history.
His 454 passing yards and 59 attempts each rank second all-time to Ben Chappell, who threw for 480 yards on 64 attempts against Michigan on Oct. 2, 2010.
Shane Wynn hauled in 12 catches for 108 yards. The sophomore's dozen grabs matched a career-high (vs. Michigan State on Oct. 6, 2012), the 2012 season-high for a Big Ten player and the fifth-most in IU history.
The 108 yards were also a career high for Wynn. It marked his first career 100-yard game and second career double-digit reception contest.
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin threw for a career-best 395 yards and four touchdowns, while Allen Robinson pulled in a career-high 197 yards and three scores. Zack Zwinak added 135 rushing yards on 29 carries.
Indiana turned two turnovers into 10 points, including a 46-yarder from Mitch Ewald, to get within 28-22 in the third quarter.
But Zwinak rumbled in from one yard out on the ensuing drive to put Penn State back ahead comfortably by two touchdowns.
With just a trip to Purdue left on the schedule, the Hoosiers lost a chance to become bowl eligible with six wins.
"We don't like to lose bowl eligibility because of the season, the way we didn't manage it, call or execute or get our guys ready to win some games," Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson said.
McGloin finished 22-of-32 passing with an interception, and eclipsed Daryll Clark's single-season passing record of 3,003 yards.
The Hoosiers close out the 2012 season with their visit to rival Purdue on Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for noon EST and BTN will televise the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket.
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