Boxscore
Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21
Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 93505

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Wisconsin 14 0 0 7 0 21
Penn State 7 0 6 8 3 24

Recap


Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21 (OT): Sam Ficken kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime and Kyle French's 44-yard attempt to match sailed wide left as the host Nittany Lions overcame Montee Ball setting an NCAA record with his 79th career score.

Zach Zwinak rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown for Penn State (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten), which wore No. 42 stickers on its helmets to honor Michael Mauti. The senior linebacker was relegated to the sideline after suffering a left knee injury during last week's 45-22 victory over Indiana.

After Ficken's overtime field goal squeezed just inside the left upright, French's attempt in the windy conditions sailed comfortably wide to send Wisconsin (7-5, 4-4) into next week's Big Ten championship game versus Nebraska on a sour note.

Curt Phillips tossed a pair of touchdown passes - with the latter one going to Jeff Duckworth from 4 yards out to tie the game at 21-21 with 18 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

With the contest tied at 7-7 midway through the first quarter, Ball scampered around the right end and tiptoed down the sideline for his 73rd career rushing touchdown. Ball moved past Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio), who set the major college mark for total scores in 1999.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Penn State's Matt McGloin, who had only 47 yards in the first half, finished 19-of-37 for 200 yards and a touchdown. ... The Nittany Lions nearly tied the game at 14-14 on their first possession of the third quarter, but Brandon Moseby-Felder was unable to secure the ball on a pass in the back of the end zone. The play was originally ruled a touchdown, but a video review led to the reversal of the decision and Penn State settled for Ficken's 23-yard field goal. ... Melvin Gordon's second career reception resulted in a 57-yard touchdown for Wisconsin.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 13:11
Wisconsin   TD  Penn State 0 - Wisconsin 7
1st Quarter - 8:17
Penn State   TD  Penn State 7 - Wisconsin 7
1st Quarter - 6:27
Wisconsin   TD  Penn State 7 - Wisconsin 14
3rd Quarter - 10:55
Penn State   FG  Penn State 10 - Wisconsin 14
3rd Quarter - 2:58
Penn State   FG  Penn State 13 - Wisconsin 14
4th Quarter - 13:32
Penn State   TD  Penn State 21 - Wisconsin 14
4th Quarter - 0:18
Wisconsin   TD  Penn State 21 - Wisconsin 21
OT - 0:00
Penn State   FG  Penn State 24 - Wisconsin 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wisconsin Penn State
W/L 7 - 5 - 0 8 - 4 - 0
Conference 4 - 4 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Wisconsin Penn State
Score 21 24
First Downs 16 20
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-16
31%
9-for-20
45%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 349 363
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-158 45-163
Average/Rush 3.7 3.6
Passing
Comp-Att 12-25 19-37
Passing Yards 191 200
Average/Pass Play 6.8 5.1
Penalties-Yards 4-45 2-25
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 28:15 31:45

PLAYER STATS

Wisconsin (7 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Phillips 12/25 191 2 1
Penn State (8 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. McGloin 19/37 200 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Ball 27 111 4.1 1
J. Abbrederis 1 24 24.0 0
J. White 7 13 1.9 0
M. Gordon 1 9 9.0 0
D. Watt 1 2 2.0 0
C. Phillips 6 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Zwinak 36 179 5.0 1
M. Zordich 5 8 1.6 0
M. McGloin 3 -23 -7.7 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Gordon 1 57 57.0 1
D. Watt 2 45 22.5 0
J. Abbrederis 3 35 11.7 0
J. Fredrick 2 28 14.0 0
K. Doe 1 10 10.0 0
J. Pedersen 1 7 7.0 0
C. Hammond 1 5 5.0 0
J. Duckworth 1 4 4.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. James 3 90 30.0 1
A. Robinson 4 35 8.8 0
A. Kenney 3 28 9.3 0
M. Lehman 2 22 11.0 0
B. Moseby-Felder 1 10 10.0 0
M. Zordich 1 7 7.0 0
Z. Zwinak 3 5 1.7 0
G. Gilliam 1 5 5.0 0
T. Williams 1 -2 -2.0 0