IU leads Penn State at the half, 13-7

By Evan Hoopfer
Published Oct 5, 2013 1:43 pm

IU is one half away from its first victory against Penn State in program history, leading 13-7 on a soggy day in Bloomington.

Lone for one big play by Penn State's Allen Robinson, the IU defense has pitched a shutout. The Nittany Lions only score came on a 46-yard TD pass where he made several Hoosiers miss in the open field.

So far, the much-hyped Robinson has 91 yards on six catches for one touchdown.

Sophomore quarterback Nate Sudfeld has shined for the Hoosiers this half. He is 16-25 for 206 yards and a touchdown.

Both teams are utilizing the pass game. The two teams have thrown for a combined 361 yards through the air and 101 yards on the ground.

Penn State has had two field goal attempts missed. The first was a botch kick that went through the holder's hands. The second was blocked.

For the third straight game, junior receiver Cody Latimer has gone over the century mark. He has 106 yards on six catches in the first half.

Both teams are a combined 0-3 on fourth down attempts, with Penn State missing two chances.

Play by play of scoring:

In the first quarter, on three straight fourth downs the offense failed to convert or get any points.

Both Penn State and IU failed on their conversions and Penn State botched a potential 31-yard field goal attempt.

After another stop by the IU defense, the offense came alive. They went 66 yards on just 4 plays for the touchdown drive. Isaiah Roundtree caught the 5-yard pass from Sudfeld for the game's first score.

With nine minutes left in the second quarter, Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson showcased why he's one of the best receivers in the nation.

The junior made several players miss on the 46-yard touchdown pass, knotting the score at seven apiece.

IU responded with a quick scoring drive. Big pass plays of 26 and 37 yards set the Hoosier offense with a prime chance to score.

Sudfeld threw a touchdown pass to Shane Wynn, but the pass was negated due to a penalty. Ineligible man down field was the call.

IU was unable to put the ball in the end zone after that, and Mitch Ewald kicked a 24-yard field goal to put IU ahead 10-7 in the middle of the second quarter.

With less than two minutes in the second quarter, Penn State lined up for a 43-yard field goal attempt. For the second time, they were unable to convert. This time a blocked kick was the result.

IU drove down the field, using their hurry up offense effectively. They had a chance for a touchdown, but Sudfeld's pass went over tight end Ted Bolser's head. The Hoosiers settled for the 27-yard field goal by Mitch Ewald for the 13-7 lead at the half.

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