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Matt McGloin and Allen Robinson Shine Again in Penn State Victory over Temple

September 22, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Matthew McGloin (11) breaks a tackle attempt by Temple Owls defensive end Marcus Green (41) in route to a touchdown against the Temple Owls in the second quarter at  Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE
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Barry LeonardAnalyst IIISeptember 22, 2012

Penn State's Matt McGloin has continued to lead the Nittany Lions' passing attack in 2012. McGloin had another solid performance in the 24-13 Week 4 home victory  against Temple.

McGloin's favorite target, sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson, once again showed he is one of the top receivers in the Big Ten.

McGloin and Robinson were both coming off of impressive games in Week 3 against Navy. McGloin threw four touchdowns against the MIdshipmen, connecting with Robinson on three of them. Robinson set a career high last week with 136 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Against Temple, McGloin showed that he is more than comfortable running head coach Bill O'Brien's NFL-style passing attack. McGloin finished the game with a career high 318 yards and three touchdowns, including two rushing. McGloin did have one interception. A catchable pass that bounced off of a reciver's hand and into those of a waiting Temple player.

McGloin did an excellent job of spreading the ball around, hitting nine different receivers. McGloin has connected with at least seven different receivers in all four of the games so far.

Allen Robinson picked up where he left off last week, racking up 82 yards on five catches and a touchdown. Robinson scored the first touchdown of the game when he caught a 41-yard pass from McGloin. Robinson, who leads the Big Ten in receiving yardage and touchdowns, showed that he is the clear cut No. 1 receiver for the Nittany Lions

The Nittany Lions outgained the Owls 497-237 in total yards.

The victory was the second career win for Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and the second in a row for the NIttany Lions. Penn State begins Big Ten play in Week 5 with a trip to Champaign, Ill. to take on the Fighting Illini.

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