NCAA Game Summary - Michigan at Penn State|
(Saturday, October 30th)
Final Score: Penn State 41, Michigan 31
University Park, PA (Sports Network) - Evan Royster ran for 150 yards and a
pair of touchdowns to power the Penn State Nittany Lions past the Michigan
Wolverines, 41-31, in Big Ten play at Beaver Stadium.
With his performance, Royster ended up breaking the school's career rushing
record previously held by Hall of Famer Curt Warner, who racked up 3,398
yards. QB Matt McGloin also had a nice night for Penn State (5-3, 2-2 Big
Ten), completing 17-of-28 pass attempts for 250 yards and a score. He added
another touchdown on the ground in the absence of usual starter Rob Bolden,
who did not play due to injury. The victory is Penn State's second in a row
and the 399th of Joe Paterno's career.
QB Denard Robinson did it all for Michigan (5-3, 1-3), throwing for 190 yards
and rushing for 191 more. He also totaled four touchdowns, with three coming
on the ground. It wasn't enough, however, as the Wolverines suffered their
third loss in a row.
The Lions opened the game's scoring with a four-yard touchdown run by Royster
midway through the first quarter.
Michigan responded just over three minutes later behind a 32-yard touchdown
run by Robinson.
Royster put Penn State back on top with a one-yard touchdown plunge late in
the first period.
Seth Broekhuizen then booted a 37-yard field goal for Michigan midway through
the second quarter.
The Lions, though, would score twice in the final 3:27 of the half to take a
28-10 advantage into the break. The first score was a one-yard run by McGloin,
who then hooked up with Graham Zug on a 20-yard touchdown pass.
A 32-yard field goal by Collin Wagner extended Penn State 's lead to 31-10
just over five minutes into the third quarter.
Robinson then tossed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Koger before Penn
State's Michael Zordich scored on a five-yard run.
Michigan, however, was able to stay in the game thanks to Robinson, who scored
on a one-yard run late in the third quarter and a four-yard scamper with just
over nine minutes to play in the fourth.
Penn State, though, sealed the game when Wagner connected on a 42-yard field
goal with just under six minutes to play.
The Lions went 10-of-16 on third downs, helping them to posses the ball for
over 37 minutes on the night.
10/31 00:12:26 ET