• Live Blog: Penn State at Illinois

    Today’s game between the Nittany Lions and the Fighting Illini is about to get underway. Penn State won the coin toss and deferred to the second half, so Illinois will receive to begin the game.


    First Quarter

    14:54: Penn State’s kickoff couldn’t have gone much better for the team. Sam Ficken’s kick was fielded just outside of the end zone, and Marcus Allen made a tackle at the 7-yard line.

    14:04: After the Illini moved the chains right away on an 11-yard pass from Wes Lunt to Malik Turner, Illinois falls to a long third down. A 3-yard rush is followed by a sack by Anthony Zettel, who brought Lunt down eight yards behind the line.

    13:26: Lunt’s pass on third down was behind the first down marker and falls incomplete. Intended for Mike Dudek.

    13:13: Illinois punts on fourth-and-long and Penn State takes the ball at its own 48-yard line, a 39-yard punt.

    13:08: Bill Belton starts the Nittany Lions’ first drive with a run for no gain.

    11:55: Belton gets a pass in the backfield the next play and gains nine yards. On third-and-1, Akeel Lynch takes a direct snap from the Wildcat and runs up the middle. He got just enough to move the chains.

    11:24: Akeel Lynch takes a carry and finds a seam up the middle, picking up 10 yards and a first down.

    10:50: Lynch runs again for a 6-yard gain, bringing up second-and-4 at Illinois’ 25-yard line.

    9:41: DaeSean Hamilton picked up a first down on the next play, making a 6-yard catch while falling to the ground. His defender also slipped, giving him room to run if he stayed on his feet. The next play, Belton carried the ball for no gain on first down.

    8:24: Touchdown: Following a 1-yard run by Belton, Christian Hackenberg looks to the right side of the end zone, where Chris Godwin ran a fade and caught Hackenberg’s pass for an 18-yard reception. Godwin dropped the ball, but it was after he appeared to take a couple steps and no review followed the play.

    The extra point is good, and Penn State jumps to an early 7-0 lead.

    7:44: Sam Ficken’s kickoff goes into the end zone for a touchback, and the Illini’s offense is off to a slow start. A rush by Donovonn Young goes for no gain, and then Lunt throws an incompletion to bring up third-and-10.

    6:55:  Jon Davis caught a pass as he reached the left sideline on third down, but it was for a 9-yard gain, not enough to move the chains. On fourth-and-1, Illinois decides to punt. The kick was low, and Jesse Della Valle returns the 31-yard punt 11 yards, bouncing off a tackler in the process. Penn State will take over at its own 46-yard line when play resumes.

    6:50: Bill Belton takes a hand-off up the middle to start the Nittany Lions’ second drive and gets nowhere.

    6:17: On the next play, Hackenberg faked a hand-off and rolled to the right side. He fired a pass to tight end Kyle Carter, who broke out to the right and had plenty of separation from any defenders, but Carter couldn’t make the catch.

    6:11: On third-and-10, Hackenberg looked long to Chris Godwin but didn’t have much of a look, bringing up fourth down.

    6:02: The Lions fake a punt, and Brad Bars takes a direct snap and sprints to the left sideline, gaining 32 yards and a first down in the process.

    5:31: Now at Illinois’ 22-yard line, DaeSean Hamilton runs a jet sweep and gains eight yards before getting out of bounds on first down.

    4:58: Akeel Lynch runs on second down and picks up three yards for a first down.

    4:18: Lynch carries again and gains six yards, moving to the Illini’s 5-yard line.

    2:53: Lynch runs for one yard on consecutive carries to bring up fourth-and-2 from the 3-yard line.

    2:23: The Lions set up for a field goal but Ficken never gets the kick off. It appears Chris Gulla’s hold wasn’t put down in time, and he was tackled by Darius Mosely for an 8-yard loss. Illinois takes over after the turnover on downs at its own 11-yard line.

    1:20: Penn State’s defense continues to look strong. A 5-yard pass from Lunt followed by a 2-yard rush by Devin Church brings up third-and-3, but Trevor Williams was all over Mike Dudek on the next play to break up a pass near the marker. Illinois is forced to punt again.

    1:03: After a 31-yard punt gives Penn State the ball at Illinois’ 49-yard line, Hackenberg looks deep right away. DaeSean Hamilton got behind his defender, but the throw went just beyond his outstretched hands.

    0:05: Akeel Lynch rushes for a yard to set up a long third-and-9. On the next play, Christian Hackenberg gets quick pressure and is sacked nine yards behind the line. Before the clock runs out in the first quarter, Penn State uses its first timeout, presumably in order to keep the wind at punter Daniel Pasquariello’s back.

    0:00: Pasquariello punts the ball 42 yards and Darius Mosely drops the ball, but he scoops it up and breaks free for a 14-yard return. It looked like Mosely may have been a block away from breaking loose on the return.

    That’s the end of the first quarter. Penn State leads, 7-0, and the Illini will take over at their own 29-yard line when play resumes.


    Second Quarter

    14:43: Illinois goes three-and-out without burning much time at all. Wes Lunt tried fairly long passes on all three plays. On first down, Matt LaCosse got a hand on the ball but didn’t make the catch. Mike Dudek also nearly made a catch on second down. LaCosse was targeted again on third down, but when he made a cut back toward the line of scrimmage there seemed to be some miscommunication, as Lunt’s throw sailed past him.

    14:34: Justin DuVernois’ punt was aided by wind and bounced into the end zone for a touchback. He is credited with a 71-yard punt, but Penn State starts at its own 20-yard line.

    13:09: After Belton runs of five and 0 yards, Hackenberg has time in the pocket and finds Akeel Lynch wide open over the middle. Lynch catches the pass and runs for a 16-yard pick-up and a Penn State first down.

    12:22: Lynch followed his reception up with runs of two yards and one yard, bringing up third-and-7 at the 44-yard line.

    11:02 Lynch lost two yards on another carry up the middle, forcing fourth-and-9. Pasquariello’s ensuing punt was downed at the 24-yard line, a 34-yard kick. Illinois will take over at its own 24-yard line.

    10:36: Mike Dudek gets a 12-yard completion to start Illinois’ drive, moving the chains right away. On the next play, Wes Lunt throws an incompletion to set up second-and-10.

    10:11: Third-and-3 is brought up after Lunt hits LaCosse for a 7-yard gain. On the next play, Marcus Allen is called for holding on a deep incompletion, giving Illinois a first down at Penn State’s 47-yard line.

    9:21: Lunt drops back on first down, and C.J. Olaniyan gets into the backfield and sacks the quarterback for a six-yard loss. The play clock was running out before the next play, so Illinois used its first timeout of the half.

    9:12: Lunt evades pressure and dumps a pass over the middle to Josh Ferguson, who gains eight yards on the play to set up third-and-8.

    8:40: On third down, Lunt looks toward Malik Turner but freshman Grant Haley dives in front of the pass to break it up. Illinois is forced to punt.

    8:30: Another effective punt for Illinois, bouncing out of bounds at Penn State’s 13-yard line.

    7:44: Akeel Lynch starts things with a rush for no gain, and then he gets a pass from Hackenberg on the next play for a 7-yard gain.

    7:07: On third-and-3, roughing the passer is called after Hackenberg throws the ball and is then taken to the ground. That gives the Lions a fresh set of downs at their own 35-yard line.

    6:58: Hackenberg throws to the right sideline on the next play, but nice defense keeps Kyle Carter from making a catch.

    6:48: Fumble: Akeel Lynch has a nice run, shedding a tackler and gaining eight yards. But before he was tackled, Lynch lost the ball and Illinois recovers at Penn State’s 46-yard line.

    5:35: Lunt starts Illinois’ drive with a pass to the backfield, which results in a two-yard loss. He hits Donovonn Young for an 8-yard gain the next play. On third-and-4, Lunt goes deep to Mike Dudek but heavy pressure nearly ends in an interception. Penalties on Illinois for hands to the face and holding are both declined, so Illinois will punt on fourth down.

    5:26: The Illini’s punt falls in the end zone, giving Penn State possession at its own 20. After the punt, Darius Mosely is credited with recovering Lynch’s fumble (it was forced by Mason Monheim.)

    4:43: Cole Chiappialle is in the backfield now and had a three-yard rush to start Penn State’s drive. Hackenberg had a loss pass to the sideline on the next play, as it hit the ground before Geno Lewis could make a play on it.

    4:36: Hackenberg targets Chris Godwin but throws out of bounds on third down. However, a flag was thrown and defensive holding was called, giving the Lions a first down at their own 33-yard line.

    4:23: Chiappialle carries to the left and gets three yards.

    2:52: After a two-yard gain on the ground by Chiappialle, the Lions throw on third-and-5. Hackenberg looked to tight end Jesse James, who was crossing over the middle, but his pass goes behind James. James got a hand on the ball but it wasn’t enough to reel the pass in. Penn State punted after the incompletion, giving the Illini possession at their own 32-yard line after Pasquariello’s kick traveled 30 yards.

    1:56: Reilly O’Toole came in at QB for Illinois and ran three straight times, getting five, zero and then two yards. Penn State calls timeout before Illinois punts, but then Chris Geiss jumps offside to give the Illini a first down.

    0:58: After Donovonn Young rushes of five and six yards (giving Illinois a first down), Wes Lunt finds Mike Dudek for a 9-yard completion. The next play, Dudek makes another 9-yard catch at the sideline, getting a foot in before stepping out of bounds and stopping the clock.

    0:52: Now facing first-and-10 from the 28-yard line, Lunt throws past LaCosse deep downfield.

    0:44: Lunt hits Dudek for a 20-yard reception, and the receiver holds onto the pass as he goes to the ground. The Illini get first-and-goal from the 8-yard line.

    0:32: Following an incompletion to Geronimo Allison, Lunt finds Dudek again at the sideline. The receiver stretches for the pylon but is taken out of bounds by Marcus Allen at the 1-yard line. Illinois takes a timeout following the play, facing third-and-goal.

    0:25: Touchdown: Penn State makes a nice push up front to stop a run, but Lunt runs a play-action. He sees pressure after rolling out, tosses a quick pass in time and finds Matt LaCosse, who catches the ball while sliding to the ground for a score.

    The extra point is good, and the game is now tied at 7-7 just before halftime.

    0:25: The kickoff goes out of bounds, giving Penn State the ball at the 25-yard line. The Nittany Lions have one timeout remaining.

    0:23: Hackenberg takes a knee to end the first half.

    That does it for the first half here in Illinois. The Nittany Lions and Fighting Illini are tied at 7-7.


    Some halftime stats:

    Penn State has a slight edge in total offense, with 133 yards to Illinois’ 113.

    The majority of the Lions’ offense goes to their running game, which accounts for 77 yards. However, 32 of those yards are credited to Brad Bars, whose lone carry came on a fake punt. Akeel Lynch has 13 carries for 42 yards as the team’s leading rusher, although he did fumble once to kill a drive.

    Penn State’s backfield has also gotten only six yards on six carries from Bill Belton, while Cole Chiappialle has pitched in with eight yards off three carries.

    In the passing game, Lynch is the only Lion with multiple receptions, gaining 23 yards on two catches. Chris Godwin’s 18-yard touchdown reception makes him the Lions’ next-best receiver. Overall, Christian Hackenberg is 5-for-11, picking up 56 yards in the first half.

    Hackenberg’s counterpart on Illinois, Wes Lunt, is 8-of-17, passing for 58 yards. His top receiver is Mike Dudek, who has five catches for 57 yards.


    Third Quarter

    14:56: The wind forced a short kickoff by Illinois, and Penn State couldn’t recover it off the bounce. After a scramble for the ball, Illinois recovered at Penn State’s 28-yard line to start the second half.

    12:26: Illinois, which kicked off to start the second half, gets three points on the opening drive of the half. The Illini started the drive that ensued the kickoff recovery with a 6-yard pass to Dudek and a 6-yard run by Young for a first down. After a false start brought up first-and-15, Reilly O’Toole hit Allison for an 8-yard gain. O’Toole then followed up a Young run for no gain with a 4-yard pass to the running back, bringing up fourth-and-3.

    David Reisner came out for a field goal on fourth down, splitting the uprights with his 28-yard attempt.

    With the field goal, Illinois takes a 10-7 lead.

    12:20: A 21-yard kickoff return gives Penn State possession at its own 32.

    11:43: The Lions ran back-to-back plays with DaeSean Hamilton running through the backfield to start the drive. Hamilton ran a jet sweep on the first play, gaining 11 yards and a first down. He faked a carry the next time around, while Akeel Lynch took the carry and picked up six yards.

    9:56: After another run by Lynch got the Lions three yards, Lynch took a snap from the Wildcat on third-and-1 and gained four yards for a first down. Hackenberg went deep with a fresh set of downs but overthrew Geno Lewis down the left sideline.

    9:09: On second down, Illinois was reading for another Hamilton carry, bringing the receiver down for a 5-yard loss. Hackenberg threw to Lewis on third-and-15 but was off the mark, and his pass landed at the feet of a defender.

    8:59: Daniel Pasquariello punted for the Lions and his kick bounced into the end zone for a 49-yard punt and a touchback. Illinois takes over at its own 20-yard line.

    7:32: Illinois goes three-and-out. Mike Hull stopped Donovonn Young for a 4-yard gain on first down. On the next play, Hull got in on another stop when Reilly O’Toole ran the ball for a yard. When O’Toole looked to the sideline on third down, Adrian Amos got in front of Mike Dudek to force an incompletion.

    7:19: The Illini punt into the wind, and the kick travels 41 yards to give Penn State possession at the team’s own 34-yard line.

    6:31: Akeel Lynch takes two carries for three yards apiece to start the drive, giving Penn State a third-and-4.

    5:58: Hackenberg looks to pass from the shotgun on third down but ran right into a blitz. He’s sacked for an 11-yard loss to force a punt.

    5:11: Pasquariello punts for Penn State, and the Illini get a 4-yard return on his 49-yard punt. Illinois takes over at its own 26-yard line.

    5:06: Josh Ferguson carries to start the drive, and Jason Cabinda teams up with Carl Nassib to bring him down two yards behind the line of scrimmage.

    4:13: Following an offside penalty on Penn State, Ferguson carries again on second-and-7 and loses a yard.

    3:20: Dudek makes a catch on third down but is well short of the chains, setting up fourth-and-4. The Illini will punt.

    2:51: The Illini punt to the 23-yard line.

    2:43: Mike Gesicki makes a catch on first down for a seven-yard reception to start Penn State’s drive.

    2:13: Akeel Lynch carries the ball two yards to set up a short third down.

    1:30: Lynch takes a snap and moves to the 35-yard line for a fresh set of downs.

    0:56: Geno Lewis runs a reverse and cuts slightly back to the middle, gaining just one yard.

    0:20: Lynch gets a hand-off and gains five yards to bring up third-and-4.

    The clock runs out, and that’s the third quarter. The Lions face third-and-4 from their own 41-yard line following a brief break in action.


    Fourth Quarter

    14:54: Jesse James takes a pass running toward the sideline and is forced out of bounds at midfield, good for a first down.

    14:25: Akeel Lynch carries on the next play for a 3-yard gain to set up second-and-7.

    13:37: Touchdown: Lynch takes another carry up the middle and finds a seam. He makes a man miss while cutting to the right and then uses a blocker to get the rest of the way on a 47-yard touchdown run.

    The extra point is good, and Penn State takes a 14-10 lead.

    13:37: Ficken’s kick sails out of bounds. The penalty gives Illinois possession at its own 35-yard line.

    13:04: After a Malik Turner reception goes for 8 yards, Donovonn young carries for 14 yards and a first down.

    12:19: With a fresh set of downs, Mike Dudek gets six yards on a catch and Young rushes for two more yards. The Illini are on the edge of field goal range and face third-and-2.

    11:19: Aaron Bailey gets only a yard on third down, but the Illini decide to go for it at Penn State’s 34-yard line on fourth-and-1. Reilly O’Toole almost got sacked but got a pass of in time, hitting Tyler White for the first down. But the Lions are called for holding, anyway, moving Illinois to the 24-yard line.

    10:02: O’Toole completes passes to Dudek (9 yards) and Ferguson (2 yards) for a first down before Young takes a five-yard carry to the 8-yard line.

    8:46: Young carries again on second down, gaining a yard. On third down, O’Toole was backed up with plenty of pressure and threw an incompletion toward Mike Dudek.

    8:43: David Reisner’s 25-yard field goal is good.

    With the field goal, the Illini cut Penn State’s lead to 14-13.

    8:43: Penn State will get the ball at the 25-yard line after Illinois’ kickoff goes through the end zone.

    8:36: Hackenberg rolls to the right and finds Kyle Carter for a quick gain. However, the Lions had five men in the backfield and are penalized for an illegal formation, bringing up first-and-15.

    8:15: Lynch takes a carry up the middle and gains three yards.

    7:36: Lynch runs again and moves his feet, picking up six yards. Third-and-6 will follow for Penn State.

    6:54: Lynch runs a draw on a shotgun snap to Hackenberg but cannot get the first down. He gained only two yards, and the Lions will punt.

    6:15: Pasquariello punts 39 yards into the wind, and Illinois will take over at the 30-yard line.

    6:10: Deion Barnes batted down Reilly O’Toole’s pass to start the Illini’s drive.

    6:01: On the next play, Donovonn Young bounces out to the left side and runs 18 yards for a first down at the 48-yard line.

    5:43: One play after an incompletion by O’Toole, Dudek makes a catch eight yards downfield. He’s tackled right away, so Illinois will face third-and-2.

    5:00: Matt LaCosse gets a 6-yard completion to move the chains.

    4:16: Following an 8-yard completion to Ferguson, Young takes a carry and loses two yards to bring up third down.

    3:34: On third-and-4, O’Toole threw a bit behind Malik Turner. The Illini will try a field goal to take the lead.

    3:29: Illinois had the benefit of wind on the field goal, but David Reisner’s 50-yard attempt goes wide left. Penn State will get the ball at its own 32-yard line following the miss.

    3:20: Lynch takes a carry for three yards to start the Penn State drive.

    2:39: After the Lions take their time in the huddle, Hackenberg hands off to Lynch again. He gains two more yards, and Illinois calls a timeout, its first of the half, before third-and-5.

    2:17: Hackenberg rolled out on third down and ran for the sideline. As he tried to reach for the first down he was knocked out of bounds, and the officials will stop to review the spot of the ball.

    2:20: The ruling on the field stands. It’s fourth-and-1 for the Lions, and the game clock is reset to 2:20.

    1:53: Coach James Franklin lets the play clock run down before using Penn State’s first timeout of the half.

    1:48: Pasquariello punts the ball 31 yards. A fair catch gives Illinois possession at the 28-yard line. The Illini have two timeouts to work with on this last-gasp drive that’s upcoming.

    1:40: Reilly O’Toole finds Mike Dudek over the middle for a 25-yard reception and a first down.

    1:19: O’Toole gets another first down on a 17-yard pass to Marchie Murdock, who steps out of bounds.

    0:56: At the edge of field goal range and with time to spare, the Illini run. Ferguson got the ball and found space, gaining 16 yards for another Illini first down. He then picked up five yards on a carry the next play. Penn State calls its second timeout of the half, and the spot of the ball will be reviewed.

    1:04: After review, Ferguson was ruled down after a tackle by Nyeem Wartman for a loss of three yards. The Illini now get the ball with 1:04 on the clock, facing second-and-13 from the 17-yard line.

    0:58: Josh Ferguson runs up the middle and loses a yard. The ball popped loose but well after he was down. Penn State uses its final timeout before third-and-14, with the ball near the middle of the field.

    0:48: Donovonn Young centers the ball a little more on a hand-off, gaining no yards in the process. The clock continues to run, and Illinois faces fourth-and-14 from the 18-yard line.

    0:13: Illinois takes its second timeout after allowing the play clock to run down.

    0:08: Reisner’s 35-yard field goal is good, giving the Illini a late lead.

    Illinois goes ahead 16-14 with the field goal, and the Lions have eight seconds to work with on the kickoff.

    0:08: The kickoff goes into the end zone, and Penn State takes over at the 25 following a knee.

    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.


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