• Live Blog: Penn State vs. Temple

    Today’s noontime kickoff between Penn State (5-4) and Temple (5-4) is just a few minutes from starting.

    Penn State captains for today’s coin toss: Christian Hackenberg, Sam Ficken, C.J. Olaniyan and Mike Hull.

    The Nittany Lions will receive to start today’s game.


    First Quarter

    14:53: After a 19-yard kick return by Grant Haley, Penn State will start at the 24-yard line.

    14:15: After a run for no gain by Bill Belton, Christian Hackenberg found Geno Lewis on a hitch, and the receiver found some room to run for a 14-yard reception and a first down.

    13:20: Runs of four and three yards by Belton bring up third-and-3.

    12:41: Belton takes another run around the right side and had just enough room to turn the corner, picking up nine yards and a first down.

    11:39: Penn State’s efficient drive continues with a 7-yard pass to DaeSean Hamilton and a 10-yard catch by Chris Godwin for another first down.

    11:16: Offside is call on Temple. The Nittany Lions now look at 1st-and-5 at Temple’s 24-yard line.

    10:54: Akeel Lynch took a hand-off and bounced out to the left side. He used his speed to get to the sideline and got close to the pylon, but he was ruled out of bounds at the 8-yard line. The play will now be reviewed.

    10:15: Bill Belton loses a yard on a carry after getting wrapped up right away in the backfield.

    The ruling on the field stands. The Lions get first-and-goal eight yards out.

    9:38: Belton takes another carry straight up the middle and gets to the 3-yard line, a six-yard gain. Third down coming up.

    8:58: Temple calls its first timeout right before the snap on third down.

    8:54: Bill Belton takes a hand-off around the left side, sheds a tackle and gets into the end zone, but Angelo Mangiro is called for a hold. Third-and-goal from the 12-yard line is upcoming now.

    8:40: Hackenberg scrambles out of the pocket and tries to find room to right on the right side, but he is tackled after picking up just one yard.

    8:01: Sam Ficken takes the field for a 29-yard field goal and converts the short attempt.

    Penn State’s first drive ends with the Nittany Lions holding an early 3-0 lead.

    Penn State’s scoring drive: 12 plays, 64 yards.

    6:40: Temple’s first drive may not take as long as Penn State’s. The Owls started with a five-yard rush by quarterback P.J. Walker and then a rush for no gain by Kenneth Harper. Before third-and-5, Temple burned its second timeout.

    6:35: Walker finds receiver Keith Kirkwood open downfield, but he drops the pass and forces Temple to punt.

    6:29: A 36-yard punt ends in a fair catch by Jesse Della Valle at the 39-yard line.

    6:23: Belton runs up the middle for an 8-yard gain to start the Lions’ second drive.

    5:34: Belton takes another carry for one yard and loses the ball just before he hit the ground. Temple’s Nate D. Smith forced and recovered the fumble. Temple takes over at Penn State’s 46-yard line.

    5:30: P.J. Walker finds Brandon Shippen for a 13-yard reception at the sideline, moving the chains right away.

    4:26: Following a 5-yard pass from Walker to Brodrick Yancy, Walker hits John Christopher for a 16-yard reception.

    3:22: The Lions start slowing Temple down, with rush for a loss of one yard and a batted down pass to force third down.

    3:18: On third-and-11 from the 13-yard line, Walker is off the mark on a backfield pass to bring up fourth down.

    3:13: Temple’s field goal unit takes the field, and Austin Jones converts his 30-yard attempt.

    After the field goal, Penn State and Temple are now tied at 3-3.

    Temple’s drive: 7 plays for 33 yards.

    3:07: Grant Haley finds a few seams on the kick return and takes the kickoff 30 yards to Penn State’s 37-yard line.

    3:02: Akeel Lynch takes a carry up the middle for a 4-yard pickup.

    2:06: Offside is called on Temple and then Akeel Lynch finds a hole in the middle to get the first down with ease. Penn State is now in Temple territory, at the 48-yard line after Lynch’s 6-yard run.

    1:32: The Owls are flagged offside again, and Penn State accepts the penalty to bring up first-and-5 at the Owls’ 43-yard line.

    1:07: Penn State calls its first timeout.

    0:23: Christian Hackenberg can’t hit a diving DaeSean Hamilton at the right sideline following a 2-yard run by Akeel Lynch, so Penn State looks at third-and-3.

    0:00: The first quarter ends after Akeel Lynch gains one yard and brings up fourth-and-2.


    Second Quarter

    14:55: Penn State lines up to go for it after the timeout, breaks into the Wildcat formation and then gets the first down on an 8-yard carry by Lynch.

    13:31: The Lions’ drive falls apart after an incompletion to Geno Lewis, a loss of three by Lynch and another incompletion over Jesse James’ head brings up fourth-and-13 at Temple’s 35-yard line.

    13:22: Daniel Pasquariello comes out to punt for Penn State, and his 23-yard kick is downed at Temple’s 12-yard line.

    12:49: A 7-yard catch by Kenneth Harper starts the Owls’ drive, but then they are flagged for a false start on second down.

    12:21: Walker can’t connect with Colin Thompson, bringing up third down.

    12:17: Walker sees plenty of pressure on third down and gets the ball out just in time, but his pass sails out of bounds. Temple will punt.

    12:08: Della Valle fields Temple’s punt and gains about five yards on the 38-yard punt, giving Penn State’s offense the ball at Temple’s 47-yard line.

    12:00: Lynch gains four yards on a carry up the middle to start the Lions’ drive.

    11:18: Interception: Hackenberg throws behind tight end Mike Gesicki, and after the tight end reached back and got a hand on the ball it was picked off by Tavon Young. Young returned the interception 25 yards to Penn State’s 40-yard line.

    11:18: Temple moves back five yards right away with a false start penalty.

    9:43: Runs for three yards and a loss of one by Jahad Thomas bring up third-and-13. On third down, P.J. Walker tried to scramble and run by Anthony Zettel chased him down and tripped him for a loss of two yards.

    9:05: Temple punts on fourth down, and the 40-yard punt is downed at Penn State’s 5-yard line.

    9:00: Hackenberg starts Penn State’s drive with a quick hit to DaeSean Hamilton, who fell to the ground making the catch for a 5-yard gain.

    8:26: Akeel Lynch cuts through the middle for a 6-yard gain and a first down.

    7:52: Lynch gets another carry up the middle but gets nowhere.

    7:04: The pocket collapses on Hackenberg, and he’s sacked for a 4-yard loss to set up third down.

    6:21: Hackenberg hits Jesse James on an out route to the left sideline and gets 15 yards, just enough for a first down.

    5:52: On the next play, Miles Dieffenbach is called for a hold. Penn State moves back 10 yards and faces first-and-20 from its own 17-yard line.

    4:44: Lynch takes two carries for one and four yards to give the Lions a long third down.

    3:58: Temple gets to Hackenberg for a three-yard sack on third down. Praise Martin-Oguike was initially blocked behind Hackenberg by Donovan Smith but stayed in the play to get to the quarterback.

    3:37: Temple calls its final timeout of the half before fourth-and-18 from Penn State’s own 19-yard line.

    3:26: Pasquariello’s punt travels 49 yards, and a 3-yard return gives Temple’s offense the ball at its own 35-yard line.

    3:20: Walker had Shippen open downfield at the right sideline, but his pass takes him out of bounds on first down.

    2:32: After a one-yard reception by Colin Thompson, Temple faced third-and-9. Walker was nearly sacked as his pocket fell apart, but he evaded pressure and got a pass out in time. Shippen couldn’t hold onto the low throw, though, and the Owls will punt.

    2:25: A 49-yard punt hands the Lions the ball back at their own 15-yard line.

    1:36: Penn State goes three-and-out. Lynch lost two yards on a carry to start the Lions’ drive, and Hamilton picked up six on a bubble screen out wide. On third-and-6, Hackenberg threw a low pass to Saeed Blacknall, who nearly caught the ball before it hit the ground but had his catch ruled incomplete.

    1:30: Temple takes over at its own 43-yard line after a 38-yard punt by Pasquariello.

    1:00: The Owls also go three-and-out. Harper lost a yard on a reception and then Walker threw an incompletion. On third down, Harper carried the ball for four yards to bring up fourth-and-7.

    0:53: Della Valle signals for a fair catch, and a 42-yard punt gives the Lions the ball at their own 12-yard line.

    0:47: Hackenberg looked deep on first down to Geno Lewis and although it looked like Lewis was held as the ball reached him, no flag was thrown and the pass fell incomplete.

    0:41: Chris Godwin picks up 21 yards on a catch-and-run and goes out of bounds to stop the clock.

    0:36: Hackenberg’s pass to Jesse James falls incomplete, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Temple’s Haason Reddick moves Penn State to its own 48-yard line.

    0:32: Hackenberg avoided pressure by throwing a pass out of bounds.

    0:18: On third-and-2 two plays later, Hackenberg spun to evade a rush up the middle and took off. He gained 12 yards to reach Temples 32-yard line and move the chains.

    0:12: Following an illegal procedure penalty on Penn State, Hackenberg goes deep  but can’t connect with his target in the end zone. Offsetting personal fouls will force a re-do of first-and-15.

    0:01: Hackenberg got just outside of the pocket and threw out of bounds to avoid pressure. The Lions tried to run one more play, and Akeel Lynch runs for four yards. Penn State’ calls a timeout with one second on the clock to allow time for a field goal.

    0:00: Sam Ficken’s 50-yard field goal has just enough distance and splits the uprights to end the half.

    With Ficken’s 50-yarder, Penn State enters halftime with a 6-3 lead.


    Some halftime stats:

    Christian Hackenberg is 9-of-18 for 86 passing yards and an interception, while Temple QB P.J. Walker is 6-of-14 for 41 yards.

    The game’s leading rusher is Akeel Lynch, who has 47 yards on 13 carries.

    DaeSean Hamilton’s four catches also is a game-high at halftime. He has 22 receiving yards on those receptions.

    Penn State leads in total offense with 167 total yards to Temple’s 49.

    Tyler Matakevich has 10 tackles for Temple, a game-high, while Penn State’s leading tackler is Mike Hull (with four).


    Third Quarter

    14:09: Starting at the 27-yard line, Temple  avoided going three-and-out to start the second half with a seven-yard reception to start its drive and a four-yard run by Jamie Gilmore on third down.

    12:25: Following another Gilmore rush for five yards, Walker hit Jalen Fitzpatrick down the right sideline for a 28-yard gain and a first down. A four-yard completion to Fitzpatrick on the next play moves the Owls to PSU’s 25-yard line.

    11:09: Jahad Thomas runs for no gain, and then P.J. Walker barely avoids a deep sack, scrambles and throws an incompletion to bring up fourth down.

    11:04: On fourth-and-6, Austin Jones’ 42-yard field goal falls short. Penn State keeps its 6-3 lead and will take over at its own 25-yard line.

    9:44: Akeel Lynch starts Penn State’s drive with a 25-yard run, moving the team to midfield. After Belton lost two yards on a carry, Hackenberg looked deep to Kyle Carter, who appeared to make the catch but ulimately dropped the ball.

    9:37: On third down, Jesse James makes a catch and then runs the rest of the way for the first down for a 15-yard reception.

    8:58: Interception: Pressure from the Owls forced Hackenberg toward the hash markers on the right, and the quarterback threw back to the left. The pass hung up in the air, and the pass was picked off by Tyler Matakevich, who took it back 47 yards to Penn State’s 31. A personal foul on Penn State then moved the Owls to the 16-yard line.

    7:36: Carries for six and three yards by P.J. Walker give the Owls a very short third down. But Jamie Gilmore got stuffed a yard behind the line, forcing Temple to bring out its field goal unit.

    6:52: Austin Jones converts his 25-yard field goal to tie the game.

    Penn State and Temple are now tied midway through the third quarter, 6-6.

    6:50: Grant Haley went to field Temple’s kickoff but dropped it in the end zone. He opted to recover and take a knee, so Penn State will start at the 25-yard line.

    6:42: Bill Belton bounced a carry to the outside and sprinted down the right sideline for a 37-yard run. That gives the Lions a first down at Temple’s 38-yard line.

    6:13: After Belton’s 37-yard carry (corrected above), Akeel Lynch got a carry and broke away from the Owls’ defense, going 38-yard for a touchdown.

    The Lions’ two long carries give them a 13-6 lead.

    Akeel Lynch is now at 110 rushing yards, the third time in his career he has passed the century mark.

    6:08: Temple’s Gilmore returns the kickoff 22 yards to Temple’s 30-yard line.

    6:04: Jahad Thomas runs three yards to start the Owls’ drive.

    5:22: Interception: Adrian Amos jumps in front of P.J. Walker’s pass to the right sideline and returns the ball 33 yards. He was bumped out of bounds by inches at the 8-yard line or would have otherwise scored a touchdown.

    5:19: Bill Belton takes a carry up the middle and finds the end zone without being touched on an 8-yard touchdown run.

    The extra point is good, and Penn State extends its lead to 20-6.

    5:08: Temple also gets a one-play drive for a touchdown. Starting at its 25-yard line, Walker found Fitzpatrick behind the Lions’ secondary over the middle. He caught the ball and out-ran Jordan Lucas the rest of the way for a 75-yard touchdown.

    The extra point is good, and the Owls have cut Penn State’s lead to 20-13.

    4:12: Penn State goes three-and-out without much of a fight. Belton picked up one yard to start Penn State’s drive at the 25-yard line, and Hackenberg followed up an incompletion with a four-yard scramble.

    3:21: Pasquariello’s 40-yard punt is downed at Temple’s 30-yard line.

    3:12: Walker rolls out, sees plenty of room and runs for 20 yards and a first down.

    2:42: Walker then throws incomplete at the sideline to bring up second down.

    2:31: Following another incompletion, Walker throws to the 30-yard line and is picked off when Christian Campbell stepped in front of the pass. Penn State’s offense gets the ball back at its own 28-yard line.

    1:45: A two-yard run by Belton is followed by a 10-yard reception by DaeSean Hamilton, moving the chains for Penn State.

    0:36: Belton runs for three more yards, and then he catches a pass and gets 10 yards and first down on the play. However, the spot of the ball is being reviewed because Belton may have stepped out of bounds before the first down marker.

    After the review, Belton was ruled out of bounds short of the first down.

    0:16: Belton took a carry on third down and was brought down at the line of scrimmage. The Lions will face fourth-and-1 from their own 49-yard line.

    That’s the end of the third quarter.


    Fourth Quarter

    14:49: Pasquariello’s punt goes 40 yards and is downed at Temple’s 11-yard line.

    14:45: Fitpatrick catches a pass in the slot and gets six yards before Christian Campbell brought him down.

    14:05: Brandon Bell knocks down Walker’s pass to bring up third-and-4.

    13:57: Grant Haley picks off Walker’s pass and takes it back all 30 yards for a touchdown. A blitz by Nyeem Wartman gave Walker plenty of pressure.

    With Sam Ficken’s extra point, Penn State takes a 27-13 lead.

    13:02: Penn State keeps finding a way to force turnovers. Temple started at the 25-yard line on a touchback, and after a incompletion to Shippen, Walker nearly lofted an interception. Jahad Thomas got to the pass but was hit hard by Brandon Bell right after he caught it. On the next play, though, a fumble was recovered by Austin Johnson at Temple’s 23-yard line.

    11:19: Akeel Lynch starts the Lions’ drive with carries for three and 15 yards to move the chains. He then got another two-yard gain before Belton picked up a yard on the ground to force third-and-goal from the 2-yard line.

    10:41: Hackenberg rolled out and got hit hard, but got a pass out in time. It fell incomplete and will force a field goal.

    10:41: Penn State took a delay of game to move back to the 7-yard line. On the next play, a Temple player tried to time a field goal block and leaped over the Lions’ offensive line before the snap, so an offside flag moves the Lions up to the 4-yard line.

    10:36: Sam Ficken’s 21-yard field goal splits the uprights.

    After Ficken’s third field goal of the game, Penn State leads 30-13.

    7:44: Temple’s offense is gaining yards but then moving back with penalties. Starting at the 10, a 9-yard completion to Thompson was followed by an illegal procedure penalty. Another five-yard completion, and a Jamie Gilmore rush for two yards, gave the Owls a first down. But a holding call on the next set of downs gave Temple second-and-21 back at its own 10.

    6:37: After a two-yard carry by Gilmore handed the Owls third-and-19, Walker may have turned over the ball again. Jesse Della Valle picked of his pass in front of Temple’s bench, but he was ruled out of bounds. The play is under review.

    After the review, Della Valle was ruled in bounds. That gives Penn State the ball at Temple’s 40-yard line.

    5:54: Penn State is content with running the ball, getting a first down after Belton ran for four and then seven yards.

    5:15: Now the Lions go back to a bubble screen play, as Geno Lewis gets one yard but stays in bounds.

    3:51: Belton runs for three yards, and then Hackenberg looks to the end zone. DaeSean Hamilton nearly caught his pass, but dropped it in tight coverage to bring up fourth-and-6.

    3:48: Sam Ficken comes out for a 42-yard field goal, but it’s blocked at the line. That’s his fourth miss of the season, and all four have come on blocked attempts. Temple will take over at its own 25-yard line.

    2:10: The Owls moved up to their own 49-yard line but now face fourth-and-7.

    2:07: Walker’s pass falls incomplete, and the Lions will take over near midfield. Temple has three timeouts to burn if it chooses to try to force the Lions to reach a first down.

    That’s the game. Cole Chiappialle got 15 yards on two carries, and all it took from there were two kneel-downs to end the game.

    Penn State wins, 30-13, and picks up its final victory needed to become eligible for a postseason bowl game.


    Live Blog: Penn State at Indiana

    Today’s game between Penn State and Indiana is about to begin.

    Penn State’s captains for the coin toss were Miles Dieffenbach (who is in uniform), Sam Ficken, Mike Hull and Jesse Della Valle. The Hoosiers won the toss and deferred, so the Nittany Lions will receive to start the game.


    First Quarter

    15:00: Indiana’s opening kickoff sailed out of the end zone for a touchback.

    14:53: Christian Hackenberg looks deep on the Nittany Lions’ first play from scrimmage, but DaeSean Hamilton runs into a defender while looking for the ball and can’t haul the pass in.

    14:49: A wide receiver screen pass to Geno Lewis bounces off the receiver’s hands, bringing up third down.

    14:34: Hackenberg found Lewis on third down, but he got only seven yards on the reception. On the ensuing punt, Daniel Pasquariello’s 35-yard punt lost 15 yards on a kick catch interference call.

    13:06: Indiana also goes three-and-out, with a rush for no gain by Tevin Coleman, a two-yard carry by quarterback Zander Diamont and another two-yard pick-up by Coleman.

    12:40: Erich Toth’s punt was nearly batted back into the field of play, but the ball entered the end zone before a Hoosier could down it in time. Penn State will take over at the 20-yard line.

    12:30: Akeel Lynch gets his first carry of the day, gaining three yards.

    12:01: A false start penalty on Angelo Mangiro (who is playing right tackle again, rather than center) moves the Lions back five yards.

    11:25: Hackenberg zips a pass to the sideline past a Hoosier defender and to Lewis, who gained nine yards on the catch.

    10:43: On third down, DaeSean Hamilton got behind Indiana’s defense, turned and caught a pass from Hackenberg for a first down. He gained 29 yards on the reception.

    10:00: After a four-yard reception by Hamilton, Hackenberg is sacked for the first time today. The Lions now face third-and-12.

    9:20: Tight end Jesse James drops a crossing route on third down from a shotgun set, forcing another punt.

    9:12: A fair catch is made at Indiana’s 18-yard line; Pasquariello’s punt traveled 29 yards this time.

    8:30: After Hoosiers quarterback Zander Diamont scrambled to the right for 10 yards to start this drive, Tevin Coleman picked up two more on a carry.

    8:14: Diamont takes off again, gaining 18 yards and a first down.

    7:45: Coleman gets a yard on a carry.

    7:15: A sliding catch at the sideline by Simmie Cobbs gets seven yards and brings up third down.

    6:09: Diamont scrambled for several seconds, trying to find a gap for the first down, but he was ultimately tackled a yard behind the line by Trevor Williams. The Hoosiers punt and the ball is downed at the 27-yard line.

    6:03: Freshman Saeed Blacknall gains 11 yards on a bubble screen pass to the right side.

    5:30: Bill Belton has no chance on a pitch play, getting swarmed behind the line immediately for a four-yard loss on first down.

    4:49: Christian Hackenberg runs to the sideline for five yards, bringing up third-and-9.

    Before the snap, Penn State calls its first timeout.

    4:46: The bad news for Penn State: Hackenberg couldn’t connect with Akeel Lynch, forcing a punt. The good news: Miles Dieffenbach made his first appearance of the season on the Lions’ drive, at left guard. The fifth-year senior had missed the entire season up to that point after suffering a torn ACL.

    2:20: The Lions pinned the Hoosiers deep with a 48-yard punt and a loss of 10 on the return. After a Tevin Coleman rush for 10 yards, Indiana’s offense stalled again. A Diamont rush for three yards was followed up by a Coleman reception for one yard and carry for no gain, setting up a punt.

    Erich Toth’s punt went 43 yards, giving the Lions the ball at their own 40-yard line.

    2:00: Hackenberg fakes a pass and hands off to Belton, who gains three yards up the middle.

    1:22: Hackenberg is sacked from behind while waiting for a play to develop in the pocket. Penn State faces third-and-12.

    0:40: Hackenberg threw behind Jesse James at the right sideline on third down. The tight end stretched an arm back and got his hand on the pass but couldn’t hold onto it, forcing a punt.

    0:29: Pasquariello’s punt goes 44 yards to Indiana’s 18-yard line and is returned one yard.

    0:20: Diamont completes a pass to Dominique Booth, who is met by Jason Cabinda and several other Lions right away for the stop.

    0:00: The first quarter ends with the game scoreless. Indiana looks at second-and-2 from its own 27-yard line when play resumes.


    Second Quarter

    14:53: Diamont keeps the ball after a fake hand-off from the shotgun and runs right, turning the corner and gaining 14 yards for the first down.

    14:33: A very short Indiana run is negated by a 15-yard hands-to-the-face personal foul.

    14:00: Diamont runs the option and pitches to D’Angelo Roberts, who lost a yard on the play.

    13:24: Diamont is chased down as he rolled right to throw, getting an incomplete pass out before he was hit.

    Indiana calls its first timeout of the half before third-and-26.

    12:40: Jordan Fuchs finds space over the middle and falls down with a 24-yard reception. The Hoosiers line up to go for it on fourth-and-2 just before midfield, and then they call their second timeout.

    12:33: After the timeout, Indiana’s punting unit takes the field. Jesse Della Valle signaled for a fair catch at the 14-yard line.

    12:25: Akeel Lynch broke out to the right side and gained 20 yards, giving Penn State a fresh set of downs right away.

    12:00: The Nittany Lions call their second timeout of the half.

    11:48: Lynch takes a carry up the middle and loses a yard on first down.

    10:57: Tight end Mike Gesicki takes a catch-and-run 28 yards, moving Penn State past midfield. On the next play, Hackenberg couldn’t connect with DaeSean Hamilton.

    10:11: Hackenberg dropped a pump fake as Akeel Lynch cut up the middle to take a hand-off. Lynch picked up the fumble almost immediately and ran up the middle for seven yards. The next play, Hackenberg took a hit on a run but got three yards, good for a first down.

    8:56: After a two-yard loss by Lynch, Hackenberg found Geno Lewis down the right sideline and in the seam, completing a 23-yard pass to him at the 8-yard line.

    8:21: Jesse James attempted a fade in the end zone and was held up by a defender, drawing a pass interference call.

    8:17: Hackenberg looks to James again and Penn State draws another foul, hands to the face, bringing up yet another first down for the Lions. They have the ball one yard out now.

    8:04: Lynch gets nothing on a run up the middle.

    7:27: Lynch takes another goal line carry up the middle and loses a yard, setting up third-and-goal from the 2-yard line.

    6:54: Penn State uses its final timeout as the play clock runs down.

    6:11: The Nittany Lions get no points on this drive. On third down, Hackenberg lined up with four receivers, no one in the backfield and Jesse James staying back to block. Hackenberg was dropped four yards behind the line for a sack on the play.

    Then, Sam Ficken lined up for a 33-yard field goal and had it blocked at the line. All three of his misses this year have come on blocks.

    3:57: After Indiana went three-and-out, Penn State started things off on the right foot when Jesse Della Valle took the ensuing punt back 24 yards. But on the Lions’ first play from scrimmage, Indiana safety Mark Murphy sprinted forward, tipped a pass to the right sideline and picked it off. Hackenberg gave chase, but Murphy took the pick 53 yards for the touchdown.

    The extra point is good and Indiana leads, 7-0.

    3:37: Penn State was pinned at its 8-yard line to start the next drive. But on the first play, Bill Belton broke a 92-yard, winning a foot race down the left side for a touchdown.

    That was the longest rushing touchdown in Penn State history.

    The extra point is good, tying the game at 7-7.

    3:09: Indiana starts its drive at the 12-yard line with an 8-yard rush by Tevin Coleman. A holding penalty on the next play forces second-and-12.

    2:44: To incompletions by Diamont later, and Indiana will punt from its 10-yard line.

    2:36: The Nittany Lions are called offside on the punt, and Indiana will re-play fourth down from its own 15-yard line.

    2:29: After a fair catch by Jesse Della Valle, Penn State’s offense gets the ball at midfield.

    2:25: DaeSean Hamilton cuts inside on first down but Hackenberg throws at his feet.

    2:19: Hackenberg looks to freshman Chris Godwin but can’t complete the pass at the sideline.

    2:14: On third down, Hackenberg looked to Godwin again, but the receiver was covered well right in front of Indiana’s bench and couldn’t haul in the pass on the hitch route.

    2:07: Daniel Pasquariello punts 38 yards to Indiana’s 12-yard line.

    1:41: Tevin Coleman picks up a few yards on consecutive rushing plays to start the drive. Following his second carry, off-setting penalties were called.

    0:40: Coleman gained six yards on third down, just short of the first down. But on the next play, Anthony Zettel jumped offside, giving the Hoosiers a fresh set of downs. Then, Shane Wynn broke to the right sideline and gained 16 yards on a carry.

    0:33: A holding penalty on the next play moves Indiana back to first-and-20. The Hoosiers call their final timeout before the next play.

    0:01: Diamont scrambled for 12 and then 10 yards on Indiana’s next two plays. He got out of bounds just before time expired in the half on his latest carry.

    0:00: Diamont was flushed out to the right on the final play before halftime. He flung up a pass that didn’t quite reach the end zone, and Jesse Della Valle picked it off at the 7-yard line to end the half.

    That’s halftime. Penn State and Indiana enter the locker rooms tied, 7-7. The Hoosiers got their points off an interception return, while Bill Belton’s 92-yard carry gave the Nittany Lions their only points after a field goal earlier in the game was blocked.


    Third Quarter

    14:55: After a 14-yard kick return, Indiana starts the second half at its 17-yard line.

    14:43: Jordan Lucas broke up a pass, and then Tevin Coleman was stopped by Deion Barnes on a four-yard carry.

    13:20: A false start penalty forces third-and-11. On the play, Diamont got heavy pressure and barely got his pass off in time. Tevin Coleman caught the dangerous pass but was brought down for a seven-yard loss, bringing up a punting situation. Indiana’s punt went 39 yards and was fielded with a fair catch at Indiana’s 48.

    12:33: A three-yard rush by Bill Belton starts Penn State’s drive, and then Chris Godwin caught a quick pass with space and made a man miss, gaining 17 yards and a first down.

    11:25: Consecutive runs by Belton move the Lions forward two and then three yards. They now face third-and-5.

    10:52: Indiana uses its first timeout of the half at the line.

    10:47: Chris Godwin cuts back on a route and falls into an eight-yard completion, giving Penn State a first down 15 yards away from the end zone.

    10:24: Hackenberg has a quick pass broken up.

    10:10: Belton ran for six yards, bringing up third-and-4.

    9:33: Hackenberg was flushed out to the right from the shotgun on third down. He tried to throw to Mike Gesicki at the goal post, but his pass went behind the tight end.

    9:28: The Nittany Lions settle for a 27-yard field goal from Sam Ficken.

    With the field goal, Penn State takes a 10-7 lead early in the second half.

    8:45: Starting at the 27-yard line, Indiana’s drive begins with rushes of four and 17 yards by Tevin Coleman.

    8:16: Following a loss of one by Coleman, Diamont fakes a hand-off and tries to run for himself but can’t find any room. Brad Bars brings him down five yards behind the line.

    7:37: Shane Wynn is hit hard as he tries to haul in a third-down pass, and Diamont’s throw falls incomplete. Indiana’s punt goes 41 yards, and Jesse Della Valle makes a fair catch at the 17-yard line.

    5:45: Penn State is slowly moving downfield early into its drive. Akeel Lynch for for six and then three yards, before getting an extra three on a  direct snap from the Wildcat on third down. On the fresh set of downs, Hackenberg looked long to DaeSean Hamilton. His pass was off the mark, but Hamilton drew a pass interference penalty. Hamilton couldn’t bring down a pass on the next play.

    4:32: From the Wildcat, Bill Belton rushed straight up the middle for 16 yards and a first down. He then ran again for no gain before Hackenberg hit Jesse James for a six-yard reception.

    4:00: On third-and-4, Hamilton couldn’t catch a low pass from Hackenberg.

    3:53: Following a delay of game penalty, Daniel Pasquariello’s punt from Indiana’s 39-yard line landed in the end zone for a touchback.

    3:45: Diamont fakes a hand-off and tries to turn the left corner but is tackled for a two-yard loss.

    3:17: The Hoosiers hand five players in the backfield on the next play, moving them back five yards to their own 13-yard line for second-and-17.

    3:00: Indiana picks up 14 yards on a completion to Booth.

    2:30: Diamont scrambled to the left and got just past the first down marker before running out of bounds. Mike Hull was then flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after the play.

    1:33: With a fresh set of downs at their own 46, the Hoosiers get four and then three yards on runs by Roberts before the running back picked up four more yards and another first down on third-and-3.

    0:02: On second down, Zander Diamont’s pitch resulted in a fumble. Penn State had a great opportunity to recover, but Diamont ultimately fell on the ball. An incompletion on third-and-22 forced a punt, which Jesse Della Valle fielded with a fair catch at Penn State’s 23-yard line.

    0:00: Penn State ended the half with a four-yard carry by Bill Belton.

    At the end of the third quarter, Penn State leads Indiana, 10-7. The Nittany Lions look at second-and-6 from their own 27-yard line when play resumes.


    Fourth Quarter

    13:48: Penn State started the final quarter with a three-yard rush by Bill Belton. On third-and-3, a false start pushed the Nittany Lions back five yards, though. The Lions then needed to use a timeout at the line following the penalty.

    13:30: Hackenberg fumbles a snap from the shotgun. He scooped it up but was wrapped up and brought down when he tried to run up in the pocket.

    13:06: Pasquariello’s punt went 32 yards, ending in a fair catch at midfield.

    12:00: Two Coleman runs for five yards brought up third down, when Diamont connected with Shane Wynn for a seven-yard completion and a first down. Coleman then picked up another yard on first down.

    10:54: After a Coleman run for four yards on second down, Diamont had a pass broken up to bring up fourth down.

    10:48: Indiana opts for the 51-yard field goal, but Griffin Oakes goes wide right on his attempt.

    Penn State will take over at its own 34-yard line.

    10:36: Hackenberg throws to Geno Lewis at the line of scrimmage to start the Lions drive, and Lewis is met by a defender before he can pick up any yardage.

    9:59: Hackenberg throws over the middle to tight end Jesse James in traffic, who catches the pass just before getting hit for a first down at Indiana’s 40-yard line. That was a 26-yard reception.

    9:30: Hackenberg is sacked for a loss of four yards.

    8:52: Hackenberg gets pressure again and tries to run instead of throwing the ball away, losing four more yards on another sack.

    8:07: Indiana puts instant pressure on Hackenberg again, but this time the quarterback gets outside the tackle box and throws out of bounds, bringing up fourth-and-18.

    8:01: Daniel Pasquariello’s went 32 yards, and a fair catch gives Indiana’s offense the ball at its own 16-yard line.

    6:50: Indiana goes three-and-out. Coleman started things off with a two-yard run and four-yard catch, and then Jordan Lucas put a big hit on Booth to keep a third-down pass to two yards.

    6:21: After a false start penalty, Indiana’s punt goes out of bounds at its own 47-yard line, amounting to a 28-yard punt.

    5:35: Penn State faces third-and-long after its drive starts with a four yard loss by Belton and an incompletion out of bounds by Hackenberg.

    5:28: Interception: Hackenberg initially appeared to have time in the pocket and then saw a rush from the middle. He fired off a pass in time, but it was tipped and caught by Greg Gooch before it hit the ground.

    5:20: Consecutive incompletions brings up third-and-10 right away for Indiana.

    5:12: Despite a hold (which was declined), Anthony Zettel sacked Diamont for a loss of eight.

    4:55: Erich Toth’s punt goes 36 yards. Jesse Della Valle signaled for a fair catch at Penn State’s 24-yard line.

    4:50: Akeel Lynch gained three yards, and Indiana declines an illegal formation penalty.

    4:18: Lynch takes another carry and gains two yards, setting up third-and-5.

    3:30: Lynch carries one more time, falling one yard shy of the first down.

    2:55: Penn State is forced to punt, and Pasquariello boots it 39 yards. After a six yard loss on the return, Indiana starts at its own 22.

    2:26: The game isn’t quite settled, but the Hoosiers’ drive has ended early. Coleman started things off with a three-yard run. But on the next play, Diamont’s pass was picked off by Nyeem Wartman, who took the INT 13 yards.

    1:50: Starting from the 24-yard line, Bill Belton rushed for 14 yards to set up first-and-goal. He took another carry the next play, losing three yards and bringing up second-and-goal from the 13-yard line. Indiana took its second timeout following the loss.

    1:45: Belton runs for two yards to force third down, and the Hoosiers use their final timeout.

    1:36: Belton runs a draw and gets back to the line.

    0:59: Penn State takes its second timeout as regulation enters its final minute.

    0:55: Ficken splits the uprights with his 28-yard field goal attempt, giving Penn State a 13-7 lead.

    0:25: Indiana lost 10 yards on its kick return with a holding penalty, setting up the Hoosiers’ offense at its own 19. A five-yard completion started the drive, followed by a nine-yard completion.

    0:13: A spike and an incompletion brings up third down.

    0:06: Diamont went long down the middle and nearly had his pass picked off. With six seconds to go and fourth down upcoming, Indiana has one play remaining.

    0:00: Diamont’s last-gasp heave falls incomplete, and Penn State wins the game.

    That’s the game; Penn State wins, 13-7. The victory snaps the Nittany Lions’ four-game losing streak and is their first win since September. They’re now 5-4 overall, with a 2-4 mark in the Big Ten.


    Live Blog: Penn State vs. Maryland

    Penn State and Maryland are just about ready to kick off today’s game at Beaver Stadium. Christian Hackenberg, Jesse Della Valle and C.J. Olaniyan are the Nittany Lions’ captains for the coin flip.

    Penn State will receive to start today’s matchup.

    An unsportsmanlike conduct has been assessed to Maryland before the kickoff. A few of the Terrapins’ players exchanged words with Penn State players at the 20-yard line as both teams came out of the tunnels. Maryland will kick off from its own 20.


    First quarter

    14:55: Grant Haley’s 14-yard return sets Penn State up at the 34-yard line.

    14:12: The Nittany Lions are moving the ball well to start their opening drive. Jesse James started things off with a 9-yard reception. His catch was followed up by a four-yard catch by DaeSean Hamilton and an 8-yard run by Akeel Lynch, who started the game in the backfield for the Lions.

    13:27: Illegal procedure put the Lions at second-and-8 after Lynch’s run, and James got two more yards on a catch to bring up third-and-5.

    12:37: Geno Lewis took a hard hit after catching a pass coming across the middle, but he held on to gain 17 yards and a first down.

    11:44: On first down, Lewis got one more yard on a catch. On the next play, Hackenberg ran a play-action rollout to the right but had nobody to throw to, opting to toss the ball out of bounds.

    11:18: Hackenberg was tackled at the line of scrimmage to bring up fourth down.

    10:56: Sam Ficken boots a 47-yard field goal to hand Penn State an early 3-0 lead.

    Penn State’s scoring drive: nine plays, 36 yards.

    10:47: After the return, Maryland’s drive started at the 27-yard line with an incomplete pass.

    10:42: Jordan Lucas had a shot at an interception, but C.J. Brown throws another completion to bring up third down.

    10:34: An offsides penalty gives the Terrapins a third-and-5. Although they are short of the first down, two personal fouls (a late hit and unsportsmanlike conduct) give Maryland a huge break. They have a fresh set of downs at Penn State’s 37-yard line now.

    8:43: Two short runs gave Maryland a long third down, and running back Brandon Ross was stuffed behind the line on a third-down pass. The Terrapins are forced to punt, and the punt goes into the end zone for a touchback.

    7:42: The Lions start their second drive with runs of three and four yards from Akeel Lynch. Then, Lynch fakes a hand-off from the Wildcat and runs to the right, getting tackled just short of the first down marker. There was some confusion at the line as the Lions lined up to go for it on fourth down, as Maryland had to shuffle players off the field quickly, and Maryland takes a timeout before the snap.

    Quick note during the timeout: Ficken’s 47-yard field goal on Penn State’s opening drive was his longest field goal converted this season.

    6:37: Hackenberg runs a keeper and gets just enough yardage for the first down. With a fresh set of downs, Lynch runs for four yards.

    6:16: Lynch takes a hand-off around the right side and gains three more yards. The Lions face third-and-3.

    5:38: Jesse James gets separation at the sideline and then makes two players miss as he gains 20 yards on third down.

    5:04: Hackenberg looks deep on first down and is picked off. He threw the ball toward the left sideline and it appeared Hamilton was looking for a pass toward his inside shoulder, as Maryland’s William Likely had plenty of time to get under the pass.

    4:01: The Lions responded to a 23-yard run by C.J. Brown with a six-yard sack on the quarterback from Deion Barnes. After an incompletion on the next play, the Terps face third-and-16 at their own 32.

    3:46: Maryland’s Etta-Tawo had some room to make a catch over the middle but doesn’t reel in the third-down pass. The Terrapins then punt, downing the ball at Penn State’s 26.

    3:41: An illegal procedure penalty moves the Lions back five yards to start their drive, and Bill Belton gets nowhere on his first carry to bring up second down.

    3:02: Hackenberg held onto the ball for a few seconds in the pocket, and Keith Bowers brings him down from behind for a sack.

    2:22: On third-and-17, Hackenberg sees some more pressure and has his pass broken up. The Lions will punt from their own 19.

    2:15: Daniel Pasquariello comes in to punt for the Lions and Maryland gets a very friendly first bounce. The football went backward a few yards, and the Terrapins will take over on the Lions’ 43-yard line after the 24-yard punt.

    1:20: Following a three-yard run, Maryland gets six yards on a pass from Brown to Juwann Winfree. Brown passed right into a corner blitz by Jordan Lucas, and Winfree fell over before he reached the marker.

    0:24: Wes Brown runs up the middle and gets all that’s needed for the first down. The Terps get a fresh set of downs 33 yards out of the end zone.

    0:00: The first quarter ends on a wide receiver screen to Marcus Leak. Leak steps inside and then cuts back toward the sideline, moving nine yards.

    At the end of the first quarter, Penn State leads 3-0.


    Second quarter

    14:54: C.J. Brown fakes a hand-off and runs up the middle, picking up seven yards before getting tackled by Brad Bars.

    14:28: C.J. Brown’s pass goes too high at the sideline, but Jordan Lucas is called for a personal foul when he hit Stefon Diggs after the pass went past him.

    13:52: Following a six-yard run, Brown hits an open P.J. Gallo in the end zone for a two-yard touchdown.

    The extra point is good. Maryland leads, 7-3, with 13:52 remaining in the half.

    Maryland’s scoring drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 3:28:

    13:47: Haley’s 22-yard return from the end zone sets up Penn State at the 22-yard line.

    13:40: Bill Belton runs up the middle and is tackled at the line.

    13:00: Chris Godwin gets some nice blocking on a WR screen, moving 12 yards for the first down. On the next play, Hackenberg throws out of bounds.

    12:57: Hackenberg’s pass is too low to Mike Gesicki, bringing up third down.

    12:54: Matt Zanellato is covered well on a cross route and couldn’t catch Hackenberg’s pass.

    12:43: Pasquariello’s punt travels 44 yards, and a Maryland penalty for a block in the back gives the Terps the ball at their own 10.

    12:02: Brown was flushed out of the pocket and ran for two yards on first down. On second down, a penalty for an ineligible receiver downfield was declined when an official review ruled Brown’s pass to Long incomplete. Third down upcoming.

    11:42: Brown throws short of the first down marker and Nyeem Wartman gets in on the tackle right away.

    11:21: Jesse Della Valle returns the Terps’ 45-yard punt six yards, setting up first down at Penn State’s own 43-yard line.

    10:51: Akeel Lynch starts things off with a four-yard run.

    10:19: Hackenberg fakes a wide receiver screen and hands off to Lynch, who spins and gains seven yards for the first down.

    9:46: Hackenberg looks deep down the left side, but Saeed Blacknall is covered well and the pass falls incomplete.

    9:30: Hackenberg doesn’t get much time and is dropped for a nine-yard sack by Andre Monroe.

    8:52: Hackenberg sees plenty of pressure and throws a pick-six. However, the Terrapins are called for roughing the pass, giving the Nittany Lions the ball back, 15 yards and an automatic first down rather than a potential 14-3 deficit. They have a first down at Maryland’s 40-yard line now.

    7:52: Two runs give Akeel Lynch three total yards on first and second down. The next play, Maryland was called for pass interference on an incompletion to keep Penn State’s drive alive.

    6:46: Runs of seven and two (the latter from the Wildcat) by Bill Belton set up third-and-short.

    6:27: Lynch gets two more yards from the Wildcat to get another first down, 11 yards away from the end zone.

    5:58: Lynch runs from the Wildcat again and gains three yards.

    5:10: Two incompletions on passes to the end zone bring up fourth-and7.

    5:06: Sam Ficken’s 25-yard field goal splits the uprights.

    After the field goal, Maryland leads 7-6.

    Penn State’s scoring drive went 49 yards in 13 yards.

    4:50: After faking a hand-off to Brandon Ross, Brown passes to him near the sideline with plenty of space. Ross picked up six yards on Maryland’s first play of the drive.

    4:27: A block below the waist walks the Terrapins back to their own 16-yard line, bringing up second-and-21.

    4:03: Anthony Zettel breaks up a pass to set up third-and-21 for Maryland, at the team’s own 16-yard line.

    3:04: Brown tried to throw on third down and lost the ball when he was hit by Deion Barnes. Anthony Zettel appeared to briefly recover the ball before losing it again, but it was ruled fourth-and-long for Maryland after the Terrapins ultimately recovered. They then punted to their own 45-yard line, where Penn State will now take over on first down.

    2:59: Bill Belton burst through the middle with some nice blocking for an eight-yard carry.

    2:36: Belton takes another hand-off but loses maybe a yard on the carry.

    1:58: DaeSean Hamilton cuts toward the hash marks and catches a pass, moving his feet a bit before being brought down. He picked up nine yards and a first down on the play.

    1:47: Hackenberg has nobody to throw to and tosses an incompletion on first down.

    1:41: Hackenberg escapes pressure in the pocket and looked toward Kyle Carter on the sideline, but his pass sailed out of bounds.

    1:36: Hackenberg threw wide on third down, and Maryland declines a holding penalty. That brings up fourth down, and Sam Ficken is taking the field for a 46-yard field goal. Before the snap, Penn State calls a timeout.

    1:30: Ficken’s 46-yarder is good.

    Penn State leads after Ficken’s third field goal, 9-7.

    The Nittany Lions’ drive went 16 yards in seven plays.

    1:21: Following a touchback, Maryland’s drive starts with a pass to Terrapins running back Brandon Ross in the backfield. Trevor Williams popped the football loose on the play, and linebacker Mike Hull recovered to give Penn State the ball 32 yards away from the end zone.

    1:14: Hackenberg went deep on the first play of Penn State’s drive, and Geno Lewis got behind his defender. But Lewis had to come back on a short pass and couldn’t haul in the pass on a jump-ball.

    1:07: Hackenberg fumbles on a pass, and Maryland recovers at the 44-yard line.

    1:03: Mike Hull pressures Brown on a pass, and he throws an incompletion.

    0:58: Brown overthrows a deep ball down the right sideline, bringing up third-and-10.

    0:53: Brown overthrows another pass out of bounds, setting up fourth down and a Maryland punt.

    0:44: Jesse Della Valle fields the punt at the 11-yard line and gets tackled almost immediately, for no gain.

    0:38: Penn State looks to pass before halftime, and Hackenberg is sacked eight yards behind the line on first down. Maryland uses its final timeout with the ball on the 3-yard line.

    0:31: Hackenberg takes a knee to end the half.

    At halftime, Penn State leads, 9-7.

    Some halftime stats: Penn State leads in total yards, 102-66, at the half. The Nittany Lions’ leading rusher is Akeel Lynch, who has 43 yards on 12 carries.

    Christian Hackenberg is 8-for-21 passing for 74 yards. He also lost a fumble and threw an interception in the first half. Jesse James has been his top target, as the tight end has taken three catches for 31 yards.


    Third quarter

    14:53: Maryland started the second half with a kick return to the 14-yard line.

    14:10: The Terrapins face third down early after a one-yard run by Ross and a Brown pass that went behind Diggs.

    14:00: Ross ran up the middle on third down, gaining eight yards. That forces fourth-and-1, and the Terps will punt.

    13:27: Della Valle can’t find any room on the punt return, getting just two yards. Penn State takes over at the 30-yard line.

    13:04: Lynch tries to run around the right tackle but doesn’t have enough blocking. He cut back to the middle but was brought down at the line.

    12:46: Hackenberg’s pass to DaeSean Hamilton was broken up, forcing third down.

    12:33: Lynch loses three yards on a run, forcing fourth down.

    12:06: William Likely signals for a fair catch on Pasquariello’s 37-yard punt. The Terrapins’ offense will start at its own 36-yard line.

    12:02: Brandon Bell stretches his arm out behind him to bat down a pass intended for Stefon Diggs on first down.

    11:58: Jacquille Veii manages to pick up two yards with a run up the middle. Third down upcoming.

    11:15: Brown passed to Amba Etta-Tawo, who tipped the ball before getting hit. The Terrapins will punt.

    11:07: The Terrapins’ punt goes 42 yards, and Penn State will start at its own 20-yard line.

    10:50: Hackenberg finds Geno Lewis for a 5-yard completion.

    10:20: Lynch runs up the middle and picks up one yard, bringing up third-and-4.

    9:45: Hackenberg tossed the ball away on his way down, avoiding a sack but still bringing up fourth down.

    9:33: Pasquariello comes back out to punt for the Lions, and his 47-yard punt draws some applause from the crowd. Likely was back for the return and lost two yards, so the Terrapins will take over at their own 25-yard line.

    9:22: Maryland picks up a first down right away when Marcus Leak bobbled and then caught a pass from Brown, gaining 14 yards.

    9:03: Brown looks for Leak again but throws an incomplete pass.

    8:58: Maryland faces third down after Diggs couldn’t reel in another pass from Brown.

    8:50: Brown is flushed out to the right and throws out of bounds, with nobody downfield to pass to.

    8:39: Maryland’s punt gets a friendly bounce and totals 44 yards. Penn State’s offense will get another chance to get things rolling with a drive starting at the 22-yard line.

    8:34: Hackenberg starts the drive looking deep down the middle to Hamilton, who was blanketed by coverage. The pass was a bit too low and hit the ground, bringing up second down.

    8:15: Hamilton picks up two yards on a reception.

    7:45: Hackenberg has nobody open and runs toward the sideline, gaining only four yards on third down.

    7:20: Pasquariello has his punt go 36 yards, and Christian Campbell wraps Likely up right away on the return, which resulted in a loss of five yards. Maryland will start at its own 36.

    6:45: The Terrapins have an efficient drive early on. Wes Brown rushed for 15 yards to start things off and then picked up eight yards on another rush.

    6:13: Maryland’s drive ended before it could reach field goal range. On another rush by Wes Brown, Anthony Zettel forced a fumble while C.J. Olaniyan recovered to give Penn State possession at its own 49-yard line.

    6:04: A delay of game penalty moved Penn State back five yards, and then Bill Belton ran up the middle for a two yard pick-up.

    5:27: Hackenberg rolled out to the right and hit Hamilton on the sideline for a 14-yard grab. First down Penn State.

    4:52: Lynch got no yardage on a run before Hackenberg hit Hamilton again for a 13-yard catch and run.

    4:20: Now the Lions are moving. Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter for a 12-yard completion before finding him again for a 9-yard catch over the middle. After a timeout for an injured Maryland player, the Lions will face 2nd-and-1 from the 7-yard line.

    3:50: The Lions lose two yards on a pass to Geno Lewis at the sideline, who couldn’t get a blocker set up in front of him.

    3:18: Hackenberg lofts a pass to the corner of the end zone, where Jesse James hauled it in for the touchdown. The extra point is good.

    Penn State leads after the touchdown, 16-7.

    The Nittany Lions’ scoring drive went 51 yards in eight plays.

    Jesse James now as 11 touchdown receptions, making him the program record-holder for most touchdown receptions by a tight end.

    3:11: Diggs bobbles and then catches a pass on a route to the sideline, gaining 13 yards and a first down on the Terps’ first play following a touchback.

    2:08: Following an incompletion, Garrett Sickels and Tyrone Smith/Carl Nassib got back-to-back sacks on Brown to force fourth-and-24.

    1:35: Maryland’s punt goes 49 yards and is downed at Penn State’s 27.

    1:09: Bill Belton gets hit right after taking a hand-off and Hamilton drops a pass to bring up third-and-13 rather quickly.

    1:05: Hackenberg’s pass over the middle goes through Hamilton’s hands, but the diving receiver would have been well short of the first down marker, anyway.

    0:57: Pasquariello’s punt didn’t come off his foot well, getting downed after traveling 32 yards.

    0:45: Brown looks over the middle and hits Long for a 22-yard gain. Maryland now looks at first-and-10 at Penn State’s 33-yard line.

    0:24: Diggs catches a pass for 12 yards, and the Terps are just outside the red zone.

    0:00: The quarter ends after Diggs reels in another catch, gaining 12 more yards and a first down. The Terps will look at first-and-goal after a break in action.

    That’s the end of the third quarter. Penn State leads 16-7 with Maryland threatening inside the 10.


    Fourth Quarter

    14:50: C.J. Brown takes a designed run around the left side and picks up five yards.

    14:09: Stefon Diggs makes a catch at the line after a fake hand-off and is spun around after trying to reach for the end zone. He stayed on the ground hurt after the play.

    13:47: Brown pitches to Wes Brown, who drops the ball and recovers it on the ground to end the play and bring up fourth down.

    13:11: The Terps opt for a field goal and convert the 25-yard attempt.

    That field goal cuts Penn State’s lead to 16-10.

    Maryland ran seven plays and picked up 48 yards on that drive.

    13:02: Grant Haley loses the ball on the way down during Penn State’s kick return, and Maryland recovers at the Penn State 24-yard line.

    12:48: Austin Johnson fights his way around a blocker and sacks Brown for a 10-yard loss.

    12:15: Brown throws a strike over the middle to Etta-Tawo, who caught it in stride and gained 25 yards.

    11:38: Stefon Diggs caught a pass at the line and reached for the end zone on his way to the ground, almost getting the ball across the plane for an eight-yard touchdown reception. The play is under further review, though.

    After further review, Diggs was ruled short of the goal line.

    11:30: Wes Brown ran up the middle for the score. The extra point is good.

    Maryland took advantage of the short field and took the lead in four plays. The Terrapins now lead, 17-16.

    11:30: Haley takes a knee on the kick return this time, so Penn State will start with the ball at the 25-yard line.

    10:50: Penn State moves straight to third down after a two-yard rush by Lynch and an incompletion by Hackenberg. Hackenberg rolled out following a play action and had to toss the ball out of bounds with no open receivers.

    10:47: Hackenberg looked for Hamilton on a pass at the line but threw wide of him, forcing fourth down.

    10:35: Pasquariello punts it 37 yards, and the Terrapins will take over on offense at the 36-yard line after Likely’s return amounts to no gain.

    10:27: Wes Brown loses two yards on a carry around the left tackle to start Maryland’s drive.

    9:56: Marcus Leak got behind the Nittany Lions’ defense on a play-action pass, but Brown’s throw was too far by a few inches. Leak was hurt on the play and left for the sideline.

    9:49: Adrian Amos got in front of Brown’s third-down pass to break up the play and force a punt.

    9:39: Jesse Della Valle didn’t call for a fair catch but drew a kick catch interference penalty on Maryland’s punt (his fumble was recovered by Penn State, anyway). That cuts into Renfro’s 45-yard punt, and gives Penn State the ball at its own 36-yard line to start the team’s next drive.

    9:29: Following an illegal procedure penalty, Hackenberg had plenty of room to run but nobody to throw to. So he scrambled to the left, picked up the first down and lowered his shoulder for a 17-yard gain and a first down.

    8:37: After Hackenberg fell on a fumbled snap, the quarterback was sacked for a nine-yard loss. The Lions now face third-and-23.

    7:50: Hackenberg took a few steps to the right and threw from the hash toward the left sideline, where Geno Lewis got some space between him and his defender and hauled in a 33-yard catch to keep the drive alive. First down at Maryland’s 32-yard line.

    7:38: Geno Lewis dropped a catch and Maryland nearly picked the ball off, but it fell incomplete.

    7:17: Lynch runs for one yard, bringing up a long third down.

    6:57: Hackenberg throws to the right sideline, where Blacknall couldn’t make the catch as he ran out of bounds.

    6:52: Ficken comes on the field for a 48-yard field goal and splits the uprights again.

    With the field goal, Penn State reclaims the lead, 19-17.

    Ficken is now tied for third all-time in Penn State field goals.

    6:45: Maryland takes the field at the 31-yard line following the kick return.

    6:07: The Terps get a first down after a five-yard reception by Diggs and an 11-yard run by Wes Brown.

    5:25: The Terrapins lose 10-yards on a sack by Brandon Bell.

    4:47: C.J. Brown keeps the ball and runs, picking up eight yards moving going down. The Terps face third-and-12.

    3:57: The Lions send plenty of men on a blitz, and freshman safety Marcus Allen sprints straight through the middle to sack Brown for an 11-yard loss. Maryland will punt on fourth-and-23.

    3:22: Renfro’s punt goes 53 yards before Della Valle calls a fair catch at the 13-yard line.

    2:33: Lynch rushes for four yards before gaining no yards on another carry. Maryland uses a timeout to stop the clock prior to the upcoming third down.

    2:27: Lynch gains three more yards, and Maryland burns its second timeout to stop the clock again. Penn State faces fourth-and-3 from its own 20-yard line.

    2:16: Pasquariello punts it 37 yards, but Likely takes the return back 15 yards to Penn State’s 42-yard line.

    1:28: Facing pressure, C.J. Brown throws to Wes Brown in the backfield, who takes the reception for 13 yards and a first down. Wes Brown then runs for two yard on the next play.

    1:01: Wes Brown runs for another two yards, setting up third-and-6 at the 25-yard line. Penn State uses its first timeout after the carry.

    0:56: Brown looks toward the left corner of the end zone, and Marcus Allen has plenty of coverage as the pass goes incomplete, stopping the clock.

    0:51: Craddock’s 43-yard field goal is good.

    Maryland’s field goal gives the Terrapins a 20-19 lead with 51 seconds to play.

    0:46: Haley takes the kick return to Penn State’s 19-yard line, a 17-yard return.

    0:41: Hackenberg rolls right and throws to Hamilton, who is covered well and can’t make the grab.

    0:35: Jesse James makes a nine-yard completion before falling out of bounds, bringing up third-and-1.

    0:26: Hackenberg has time but nobody open. He ran to the sideline and tossed the ball away before getting hit.

    0:23: Penn State tried to run a quarterback keeper to get the first down, but the snap was fumbled. The Nittany Lions recovered short of the goal line, and Maryland will take the field to run the rest of the clock out.

    0:00: After one kneel-down, Maryland wins, 20-19.

    That’s the game. Penn State’s losing streak is now at four games following today’s one-point loss.

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