Boxscore
Florida 37, Penn State 24
Saturday, January 1, 2011 1:00 PM
Location - Raymond James Stadium
Attendance - 60574

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Penn State 7 10 7 0 24
Florida 0 14 6 17 37

Recap


Florida's Ahmad Black intercepted Matthew McGloin and returned it 80 yards for a touchdown, thwarting Penn State's potential winning drive and lifting the Gators to a 37-24 victory in the Outback Bowl on Saturday in Urban Meyer's last game as Florida's head coach.

It wasn't pretty -- the teams combined for seven turnovers and neither topped 300 yards of total offense until Penn State's final drive. But the Gators (8-5) managed to put together three consecutive scoring drives spanning the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth to take the lead after falling behind 24-17.

The Gators used a trio of quarterbacks, but freshman Jordan Reed was the most effective, completing 8-of-13 passes for 61 yards and rushing for 70 yards on 24 carries. McGloin drove the Nittany Lions (7-6) to the Florida 25-yard line with 1:11 left, but Black's second interception of the game ended the threat. McGloin finished with 209 yards on 17-of-42 passing with five interceptions. Evan Royster rushed for 99 yards on 20 carries for Penn State.

Florida punter Chas Henry, who also took over as the Gators' kicker after Caleb Sturgis suffered a hairline fracture of his vertebrae during the regular season, made three field goals in the second half.

The game was the 37th bowl game for Penn State coach Joe Paterno, who has said he will return next season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:08
Penn State   TD  Florida 0 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 12:48
Florida   TD  Florida 7 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 6:48
Florida   TD  Florida 14 - Penn State 7
2nd Quarter - 4:09
Penn State   TD  Florida 14 - Penn State 14
2nd Quarter - 0:46
Penn State   FG  Florida 14 - Penn State 17
3rd Quarter - 9:09
Florida   FG  Florida 17 - Penn State 17
3rd Quarter - 4:39
Penn State   TD  Florida 17 - Penn State 24
3rd Quarter - 2:42
Florida   FG  Florida 20 - Penn State 24
4th Quarter - 13:02
Florida   TD  Florida 27 - Penn State 24
4th Quarter - 7:32
Florida   FG  Florida 30 - Penn State 24
4th Quarter - 0:55
Florida   TD  Florida 37 - Penn State 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Penn State Florida
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 4 - 4 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  Penn State Florida
Score 24 37
First Downs 17 17
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-18
28%
4-for-15
27%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 350 279
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 36-139 45-178
Average/Rush 3.9 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 17-41 14-27
Passing Yards 211 101
Average/Pass Play 5.1 3.6
Penalties-Yards 5-29 5-35
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 5 1
Time of Possession 32:49 27:11

PLAYER STATS

Penn State (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 17/41 211 1 5
Florida (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Reed 8/13 60 0 0
J. Brantley 6/13 41 0 1
T. Burton 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Royster 20 98 4.9 0
D. Smith 2 18 9.0 0
S. Redd 8 13 1.6 0
M. Zordich 3 5 1.7 1
M. McGloin 2 3 1.5 1
J. Suhey 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Reed 24 68 2.8 0
C. Rainey 6 66 11.0 0
O. Hines 2 31 15.5 1
J. Demps 3 20 6.7 0
M. Gillislee 4 10 2.5 1
C. Henry 1 4 4.0 0
T. Burton 2 2 1.0 0
J. Brantley 1 -4 -4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moye 5 79 15.8 1
E. Royster 4 51 12.8 0
B. Brackett 2 28 14.0 0
S. Redd 1 16 16.0 0
G. Zug 1 15 15.0 0
J. Brown 2 13 6.5 0
M. Zordich 1 7 7.0 0
J. Suhey 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Hines 2 27 13.5 0
D. Thompson 2 22 11.0 0
T. Burton 2 22 11.0 0
C. Rainey 3 18 6.0 0
F. Hammond Jr. 2 6 3.0 0
J. Demps 2 5 2.5 0
R. Clark 1 1 1.0 0
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