Northwestern vs. Penn State: Live Scores, Analysis, and Results

David LutherFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 06:  Matthew McGloin #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions fumbles the ball against the Northwestern Wildcats during the game on October 6, 2012 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.  The Nittany Lions defeated the Wildcats 39-28.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Penn State 39, Northwestern 28; Final

Penn State moves to 4-2 on the season, and improves to 2-0 in Big Ten play after handing the Northwestern Wildcats their first loss of the season (5-1, 1-1 Big Ten).

Matt McGloin had a career day, finishing 35-of-51 for 282 yards and two touchdowns while adding a third score on the ground in the game's closing minutes.

Penn State also dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 20 minutes longer than Northwestern.