Penn State 34, Navy 7

Date - Saturday, September 15, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 98792

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Navy 0 0 0 7 7
Penn State 14 6 7 7 34

Recap


Penn State 34, Navy 7
: Matthew McGloin matched a career-high with four passing touchdowns – including three to Allen Robinson – as the host Nittany Lions gave Bill O’Brien his first win as a college coach.

McGloin completed 13 of his 21 passes for 231 yards for Penn State (1-2), which played its first complete game after blowing second-half leads in heartbreaking losses to Ohio and Virginia.

Robinson – who entered this contest as the Big Ten leader in receptions (19) and receiving yards per game (93) – added to his impressive numbers with five catches for 136 yards, all in the first three quarters.

McGloin got the Nittany Lions on the board first with a short TD pass to Jesse James before Robinson burned Navy (0-2) on scoring plays of 45, 2 and 25 yards.

Linebacker Mike Hull returned a fumble from Noah Copeland 74 yards early in the fourth quarter to stake Penn State to a 34-0 lead before Gee Gee Greene answered with a 12-yard scoring run on the next drive to end the shutout bid.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Navy QB Trey Miller saw limited action in the fourth quarter as the score got out of hand and as a result of the sprained ankle he suffered in Ireland during the Midshipmen’s season-opening loss. … After allowing just 32 rushing yards on 25 carries to Virginia last week, Penn State surrendered 245 yards on 60 carries in this contest.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:25
Penn State   TD  Penn State 7 - Navy 0
1st Quarter - 6:40
Penn State   TD  Penn State 14 - Navy 0
2nd Quarter - 8:59
Penn State   TD  Penn State 20 - Navy 0
3rd Quarter - 2:23
Penn State   TD  Penn State 27 - Navy 0
4th Quarter - 14:13
Penn State   TD  Penn State 34 - Navy 0
4th Quarter - 10:03
Navy   TD  Penn State 34 - Navy 7
TEAMS

Team Records

  Navy Penn State
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 1 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 1 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Navy Penn State
Score 7 34
First Downs 22 16
3rd Down Efficiency 4-for-15
27%
3-for-8
38%
4th Down Efficiency 5-for-8
62%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 381 341
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 60-245 28-110
Average/Rush 4.1 3.9
Passing
Comp-Att 13-23 13-21
Passing Yards 136 231
Average/Pass Play 5.0 10.5
Penalties-Yards 7-41 5-46
Fumbles-Lost 3-3 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 36:23 23:33

PLAYER STATS

Navy (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Reynolds 4/5 44 0 0
C. Bolena 1/2 33 0 0
J. Hendrick 2/3 32 0 0
T. Miller 6/13 17 0 1
Penn State (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 13/21 231 4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Greene 8 70 8.8 1
J. Howell 4 37 9.2 0
K. Reynolds 8 34 4.2 0
B. Snelson 3 29 9.7 0
T. Miller 18 21 1.2 0
D. Staten 2 19 9.5 0
P. Christian 7 17 2.4 0
N. Copeland 7 15 2.1 0
M. Polamalu 1 3 3.0 0
J. Hendrick 2 0 0.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Zordich 11 50 4.5 0
C. Dukes 11 47 4.3 0
M. McGloin 6 13 2.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Lynch 2 39 19.5 0
C. Bolena 5 30 6.0 0
B. Turner 2 30 15.0 0
B. Snelson 1 21 21.0 0
D. Staten 1 7 7.0 0
G. Whiteside 1 4 4.0 0
N. Copeland 1 -5 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 5 136 27.2 3
M. Zordich 2 25 12.5 0
T. Williams 1 24 24.0 0
K. Carter 1 13 13.0 0
G. Gilliam 1 12 12.0 0
B. Moseby-Felder 1 12 12.0 0
P. Jones 1 7 7.0 0
J. James 1 2 2.0 1