Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 11/5/12
Matt McGloin threw for 321 yards, Zach Zwinak added another 134 on the ground and the Penn State Nittany Lions beat the Purdue Boilermakers 34-9 on Saturday. It was great to see the Nittany Lions answer numerous questions after a loss to bitter rival Ohio State, but the most important part of Saturday wasn’t beating Purdue. It was beating the odds. When the 2012 campaign officially started last January with the hiring of then New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, analysts were quick to say the Nittany Lions would struggle this year. With the general consensus seeming to be that Penn State would struggle to find wins in 2012, the Nittany Lions set out to prove something. They took the practice field amidst NCAA sanctions, departures of star players and worked to re-establish Penn State Football. With the win last Saturday in West Lafayette, the Nittany Lions have secured a non-losing record. This means they won’t finish below .500, something ...
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