Penn State was involved in a very un-Penn State like shootout in the first half. But in the second half, the Nittany Lions turned it into more of their kind of game, and it was good enough for them win 34-24 and to improve to 7-1.
After a wild first half ended with Penn State leading 27-24, there was only one score in the final 30 minutes, and it came early. Gerald Hodges, who had a monster game at linebacker, returned a tipped pass for an interception 60 yards on Northwestern's first drive after intermission, setting up a Silas Redd touchdown run on the next play. (And speaking of monster games, Redd continued his sensational stretch of performances with 164 yards on just 18 carries).
Penn State's defense responded after an
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