Penn State 45, Eastern Michigan 7

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Beaver Stadium
Attendance - 92863

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Eastern Michigan 7 0 0 0 7
Penn State 7 10 7 21 45

Recap

 
Penn State 45, Eastern Michigan 7: Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton ran for two touchdowns apiece, while the host Nittany Lions kept the Eagles' offense out of the end zone and held them to 44 yards in the second half.

Christian Hackenberg was 23-of-33 and set a freshman school record with 311 yards - including a 45-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson - as Penn State (2-0) outgained Eastern Michigan 574-183. Belton and sophomore Akeel Lynch (1 TD) rushed for 108 yards apiece while Robinson caught seven passes for 129 yards.

Matt Hunter scored on an 11-yard fumble return while Tyler Benz was 17-of-26 for 115 yards for the Eagles (1-1). Bronson Hill, who rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Eastern Michigan's 34-24 season-opening victory over Howard, was held to 38 yards on 12 carries by the Nittany Lions.

The Eagles scored first when Hunter forced Hackenberg to fumble while sacking him, picked up the ball and ran into the end zone. Penn State responded with a 2-yard TD run by Zwinak in the first quarter and a 5-yard score by Belton in the second en route to a 17-7 halftime lead.

Zwinak's second touchdown - a 7-yarder - came with 2:09 left in the third quarter and Hackenberg found a wide open Robinson at 12:25 in the fourth to make it 31-7. Belton (51 yards) and Lynch (18) added touchdown runs to close out the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Penn State outgained Eastern Michigan 242-139 in the first half despite losing the time of possession battle 17:24-10:36. ... The Nittany Lions' Sam Ficken set a school record with his 14th consecutive field goal - a 39-yarder with 17 seconds left in the first half. The previous mark was set by Craig Fayak in 1992. ... Penn State improved to 20-3 against Mid-American Conference teams after its third victory in three meetings with Eastern Michigan.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 4:01
Eastern Michigan   TD  Penn State 0 - Eastern Michigan 7
1st Quarter - 1:41
Penn State   TD  Penn State 7 - Eastern Michigan 7
2nd Quarter - 14:08
Penn State   TD  Penn State 14 - Eastern Michigan 7
2nd Quarter - 0:17
Penn State   FG  Penn State 17 - Eastern Michigan 7
3rd Quarter - 2:09
Penn State   TD  Penn State 24 - Eastern Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 12:25
Penn State   TD  Penn State 31 - Eastern Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 9:47
Penn State   TD  Penn State 38 - Eastern Michigan 7
4th Quarter - 4:26
Penn State   TD  Penn State 45 - Eastern Michigan 7
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Eastern Michigan Penn State
Score 7 45
First Downs 11 25
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-16
19%
1-for-10
10%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 183 574
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-61 39-251
Average/Rush 1.7 6.4
Passing
Comp-Att 18-28 25-35
Passing Yards 122 323
Average/Pass Play 3.9 8.3
Penalties-Yards 2-8 5-46
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:43 28:17

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Benz 17/26 115 0 0
B. Roback 1/2 7 0 0
Penn State (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Hackenberg 23/33 311 1 1
T. Ferguson 2/2 12 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hill 13 38 2.9 0
D. Jackson 8 19 2.4 0
R. Brumfield 5 16 3.2 0
J. Greene 1 2 2.0 0
T. Benz 6 -4 -0.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Belton 9 108 12.0 2
A. Lynch 13 108 8.3 1
Z. Zwinak 7 43 6.1 2
V. Walker 3 8 2.7 0
C. Hackenberg 7 -16 -2.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Russell 8 73 9.1 0
D. Alford 3 16 5.3 0
D. Scott 2 14 7.0 0
D. Creel 2 7 3.5 0
D. Reed 1 6 6.0 0
J. Jones 1 5 5.0 0
B. Hill 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Robinson 7 129 18.4 1
B. Felder 6 56 9.3 0
J. James 2 46 23.0 0
B. Belton 1 21 21.0 0
A. Kenney 2 17 8.5 0
M. Zanellato 1 17 17.0 0
K. Carter 2 16 8.0 0
R. Anderson 2 13 6.5 0
E. Lewis 1 5 5.0 0
Z. Zwinak 1 3 3.0 0