September 26, 2011

McGloin named Big Ten Player of the Week

* Courtesy of Penn State Sports Information

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 26, 2011 - Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin (Scranton) has been selected Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after completing 14 of 17 passes and throwing for three touchdowns to help spark Penn State to a 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan last Saturday.

A junior, McGloin shares his first career conference honor with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson.

McGloin entered the game early in the second quarter with Penn State leading, 3-0. He led the Nittany Lions to three touchdown drives on his four possessions and left the game in the third period with Penn State leading 31-0. On McGloin's fourth possession, he completed a pass to running back Michael Zordich, but he fumbled at the EMU 1-yard line and ball went out of the end zone for a touchback.

The former West Scranton High School standout connected with nine different receivers among his 14 completions. He threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to running back Joe Suhey to give Penn State a 10-0 lead. He then connected with wideout Derek Moye on five and 20-yard scoring strikes. The three touchdown passes were second-highest in McGloin's career, trailing only the four vs. Northwestern last season.

McGloin delivered the sixth 200-yard passing game of his career (all in last 10 games), finishing with 220 yards, completing 82.3 percent of his passes. His six 200-yard games are tied for 10th place in Penn State history with John Hufnagel and Mike McQueary, the Nittany Lions' wide receivers coach.

McGloin combined with quarterbacks Rob Bolden (115 yds, 1 TD), Garrett Venuto (17 yds) and Shane McGregor (12 yds) for 364 passing yards, the eighth-highest total under Joe Paterno.

Penn State (3-1) will travel to Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 1 in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams. Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. ET in Memorial Stadium. The clash will air on ESPNU, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.



 

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