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COL FB: Penn State 39, Northwestern 28

Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM   |   Comments

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Matt McGloin put Penn State ahead with a late 5-yard touchdown run Saturday and the Nittany Lions rallied for a 39-28 upset of 22nd-ranked Northwestern.

McGloin amassed 282 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns as the Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) reeled off 22 fourth-quarter points to come away with their fourth straight victory.

Michael Zordich and Allen Robinson added late touchdowns in Penn State's comeback.

The Wildcats (5-1, 1-1) fell short in their bid to start 6-0 for the first time since 1962.

Trevor Siemian completed 21-of-36 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown while Venric Mark returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the loss.

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