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IU's lame second half leads to Penn State rout

Penn State's Jordan Norwood tries to evade an IU defender in the Nittany Lion's win over  IU. The Hoosiers lost to Penn State 34-7 Saturday at Beaver Stadium in State College, Penn.

STATE COLLEGE, PENN. – It was a different week for the IU football team, but it was the same story as had been reported after seven of their 10 games this season.

In game 11, the Hoosiers lost to Penn State 34-7, dropping their record to 3-8.

With a minute left in the first the half, the Hoosiers had the ball and were tied at seven with Big Ten-leading Penn State.

The drive started deep in IU territory, as many other drives had during the game, and after a few runs and a Kellen Lewis injury, IU was forced to punt. The kick was blocked giving the Nittany Lions good field position and, in turn, led to a field goal.

Lewis would return for IU in the second-half, but all was for naught as Penn State just kept adding to it’s lead throughout the half, while IU was unable change the digits on their half of the board.

The Nittany Lions would outscore IU 24-0 in the final half. Struggling through the second half is nothing new for this year’s IU team. Heading into the game the Hoosiers had been outscored 117-26 in latter halves since the second week this season.

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