(Saturday, October 1st)
Final Score: Penn State 16, Indiana 10
Bloomington, IN (Sports Network) - Derek Moye caught six passes for 158 yards and a touchdown, as the Penn State Nittany Lions escaped with a 16-10 win over Indiana in the Big Ten opener for both schools at Memorial Stadium.
Silas Redd ran for a workmanlike 129 yards on 29 carries for the Nittany Lions (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten), who won their third straight since losing to top-ranked Alabama. Matt McGloin out-played fellow quarterback Rob Bolden by throwing for 204 yards and a score on 10-of-22 passing. Bolden completed just 6-of-14 passes for 67 yards and an interception before being replaced by McGloin late in the third quarter.
The Hoosiers (1-4, 0-1) have now lost four games by a total of only 19 points, while falling to 0-15 all-time against Penn State. Dusty Kiel won the starting quarterback job this week and completed 22-of-45 passes for 189 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in the setback.
Bolden had a pass intercepted at the Indiana one-yard line on PSU's opening drive. The Hoosiers turned that into three points on a 49-yard field goal by Mitch Ewald at the 6:51 mark of the opening quarter.
Anthony Fera knotted the score at 3-3 with a 22-yard field goal with just under three minutes to play until halftime.
On the third play of the Hoosiers' ensuing possession, Chaz Powell came up with an interception at the Penn State 40. However, the Nittany Lions could not convert that into any points as they had to punt. They would get the ball back once more, but Fera missed a 52-yard field goal attempt just before halftime.
Penn State picked things up in the second half. Fera split the uprights with a 27-yard field goal at the 12:18 mark of the third quarter, and later in the same frame the Nittany Lions finally found the end zone as McGloin connected with Moye for a 74-yard scoring strike to make it a 13-3 game.
Fera added three more points on a 33-yard field goal with 10:10 to play in the fourth quarter.
IU cut the margin to 16-10 on a five-yard touchdown pass from Kiel to Ted Bolser with just under four minutes remaining, capping a 14-play, 77-yard drive.
The Hoosiers got the ball back with 2:06 to play, but their drive stalled at the Nittany Lions' 40.
10/01 16:35:44 ET