Boxscore
Penn State 34, Eastern Michigan 6
Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 95636

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Michigan 0 0 0 6 6
Penn State 3 14 14 3 34

Recap


Joe Paterno was welcomed back to the sideline with solid performances from his platooning quarterbacks, as Matthew McGloin and Rob Bolden combined for four touchdown passes in Penn State's 34-6 triumph over visiting Eastern Michigan on Saturday.

After squeaking past Temple last week, the Nittany Lions (3-1) rebounded strongly to earn the 404th career victory for Paterno, who coached the first three games from the press box while recovering from injuries sustained in an August practice mishap.

Bolden started and guided Penn State to a field goal among three drives before McGloin took over and delivered two second-quarter scores. His 27-yard touchdown pass to Joe Suhey was Penn State's first through the air this season.

McGloin also found Derek Moye on a 5-yarder to give Penn State a 17-0 halftime lead.

The Nittany Lions entered as one of only three FBS teams to go their first three games without a touchdown pass and ranked 106th in passing (158 yards per game).

Kody Fulkerson kicked a pair of short field goals for the Eagles (2-2), who gained just 68 yards on 43 carries against a stingy Penn State defense.

Paterno returned to the press box for the second half and saw Bolden hit Devon Smith for a 71-yard score on the first possession – though Smith did almost all of the work after the catch. McGloin (14 of 19, 219 yards) and Moye connected on a 20-yard score to make it 31-0.

Bolden finished 7 of 13 for 115 yards while Smith had four catches for 122 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 4:18
Penn State   FG  Penn State 3 - Eastern Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 8:19
Penn State   TD  Penn State 10 - Eastern Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 0:56
Penn State   TD  Penn State 17 - Eastern Michigan 0
3rd Quarter - 13:59
Penn State   TD  Penn State 24 - Eastern Michigan 0
3rd Quarter - 2:27
Penn State   TD  Penn State 31 - Eastern Michigan 0
4th Quarter - 11:50
Eastern Michigan   FG  Penn State 31 - Eastern Michigan 3
4th Quarter - 8:32
Penn State   FG  Penn State 34 - Eastern Michigan 3
4th Quarter - 3:04
Eastern Michigan   FG  Penn State 34 - Eastern Michigan 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Eastern Michigan Penn State
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 3 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Eastern Michigan Penn State
Score 6 34
First Downs 16 22
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-16
38%
5-for-11
45%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 270 468
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-68 25-104
Average/Rush 1.6 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 18-31 23-35
Passing Yards 202 364
Average/Pass Play 5.9 10.4
Penalties-Yards 5-42 4-20
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Time of Possession 34:43 25:17

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Gillett 18/31 202 0 1
Penn State (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 14/17 220 3 0
R. Bolden 7/13 115 1 1
G. Venuto 1/1 17 0 0
S. McGregor 1/4 12 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Gillett 15 22 1.5 0
J. Greene 9 22 2.4 0
D. White 10 18 1.8 0
R. Brumfield 5 9 1.8 0
T. Allen 2 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. Redd 12 48 4.0 0
C. Dukes 3 29 9.7 0
D. Day 4 18 4.5 0
Z. Zwinak 2 6 3.0 0
A. Dupree 1 5 5.0 0
P. Byers 1 1 1.0 0
M. McGloin 1 -1 -1.0 0
C. Drake 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Olds 4 49 12.2 0
G. Hoskins 4 44 11.0 0
J. Fleming 1 26 26.0 0
R. Brumfield 1 22 22.0 0
K. Thomas 1 20 20.0 0
D. Reed 4 19 4.8 0
T. Hunter 2 15 7.5 0
C. Welch 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Smith 3 104 34.7 1
D. Moye 6 65 10.8 2
S. Kersey 1 41 41.0 0
J. Suhey 2 32 16.0 1
J. Brown 3 28 9.3 0
S. Redd 1 18 18.0 0
C. Drake 1 17 17.0 0
C. Dukes 1 17 17.0 0
C. Kuntz 1 17 17.0 0
R. Scherer 1 12 12.0 0
A. Szczerba 1 8 8.0 0
M. Zordich 1 5 5.0 0
B. Belton 1 0 0.0 0
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