Penn State Defeats Northwestern 39-28 - Recap
Zach Zwinak ran for 121 yards as Penn State handled Northwestern by a score of 39-28 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
The Nittany Lions were a 3-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 49.5.
Matt McGloin completed 35 of 51 pass attempts for 282 yards for the Nittany Lions in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Venric Mark rushed for 72 yards for Northwestern, while Kain Colter added 24 yards. Trevor Siemian threw for 135 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Mike Trumpy and Tony Jones had 28 and 27 yards respectively.
Northwestern was outgained by Penn State 443-247 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 30-14 by the Nittany Lions.
Northwestern lost the time of possession battle 39:17/20:43, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Penn State takes its act on the road to face Iowa looking for another win. For Northwestern, they head on the road to face Minnesota.