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#25 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS 23 Purdue Boilermakers 18

I did not get to type up a recap of Penn State vs. Purdue like I had expected due to the “joys of condominium living” but a few quick thought before we focus on Northwestern:

  • Remember how the Boilmakers were supposed to have an advantage over Penn State in the special teams department? How did that work out for them? Not well for the most part, though kickoff coverage was lacking for both teams. A missed field goal, a missed extra point and a missed two-point conversion really hurt the visitors. Meanwhile, the home team had the special teams player of the week, again, was Anthony Fera. His 69 yard punt was huge.

  • The quarterback duel continues — Rob Bolden looked decnet early and made a nice throw in between two defenders to Brandon Moseby-Felder (I think) to the 1 yard line. Still, he got yanked early and barely cameback, although Matt McGloin still had his moments like another interception near the goal line. I’ll say this for Bolden, when he hits the bottom of somebody’s shoe, it winds up in the hands of the right team, a claim McGloin cannot make.
  • Great to see the wideouts step up with Derek Moye out with a broken foot (did he break it in a volleyball game?)
  • Andrew Szczerba is going through some tough times off the field, but on it he’s terrible. An off-sides penalty after a 9 yard McGloin scramble to make it 2nd and 1 was killer as was the dropped touchdown. Remember when Penn State was a tight end factory?
  • Gerald Hodges and Nate Stupar make me happy. Both are performing well and Stupar has really stepped up in Michael Mauti’s place. Good for him.
  • Silas Redd ran for over 100 yards, but was not as dominant as he had been, largely because the offensive line was not. Still, that’s 3 in a row over 100 for Redd.
  • It was a typical Dave Witvoet game, officiating-wise. Bad calls like Chaz Powell’s 15 yard excessive celebration penalty (terrible rule/call by an official incapable of discretion) and the Nick Sukay interception that should have not been (we’ll take it) were positively Witvoetian.
  • I toasted to win with Jim Beam Black, a decent mid-range bourbon. It is just regular Jim Beam aged longer.

  • Joe Paterno
    spent the whole game in the box.

Okay, I got in more to say than I thought I would. On to Northwestern.

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Beat writers on Penn State vs. Purdue; Paterno post-game presser

Bob Flounders and David Jones of the Patriot-News


Cory Giger
and Neil Rudel of the Altoona Mirror

Frank Bodani and Jim Seip of the York Daily Record/Sunday News

Kevin McGuire of examiner.com

Joe Paterno Press Conference courtesy of McGuire

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HOMECOMING: #25 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS vs. Purdue Boilermakers preview


Graphics from The Helmet Project

KICKOFF: 12:00 p.m.

TV: Big Ten Network (channel 715 or 855 (HD) on Comcast in Alexandria, channel 263 or 785 (HD) on Cox in Fairfax, Va.) Find it where you live. Tom Hart (PBP), Derek Rackley (Analyst), Lisa Byington (Sidelines). Stay tuned for Big Ten Icons: Joe Paterno after the game.

BLUE WHITE ROUNDTABLE: Penn State vs. Purdue

WR Derek Moye got injured after Blue White Roundtable was posted, so this game and the ones that follow get harder than we were expecting. Moye is the #1 option for either Matt McGloin or Rob Bolden, so the other wideouts are going to have to step up, as will whoever is quarterback. Penn State should be able to win if they can keep the momentum on the lines.


DARYLL CLARK’S PREVIEW:

Go STATE, beat BOILERMAKERS!

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