Northwestern failed its first big test of the season. A week after returning to the Top 25 for the first time since 2008, the No. 24 Wildcats wasted an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter, allowing three touchdowns in the final 9:49 in a 39-28 loss Saturday to Penn State.
No team in the history of college football has ever entered a season the way Penn State is in 2012.
Beaver Stadium will roar this year, and soon. 106,000 Penn State football fans will chant “We are!!” as their white-helmeted heroes charge from the tunnel, united against all their perceived enemies.
No. 24 Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin’s availability for the TicketCity Bowl on Jan. 2 is in question after the junior suffered a concussion and seizure after a locker-room scuffle with receiver Curtis Drake.
Montee Ball scored four more touchdowns in his pursuit of an NCAA record, powering No. 15 Wisconsin to a 45-7 rout of No. 20 Penn State and a spot in next week’s Big Ten championship game.
Adam Hoge takes a look ahead at this week’s Big Ten football action.
It was beginning to look like Penn State’s Joe Paterno wouldn’t get his 400th win from Northwestern until the second half. After half time, the Nittany Lions came back from their 21-7 deficit and kept the Wildcats from scoring again. Penn State won the game 35-21.