Penn State's offense was able to get on track in a 34-6 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Check out the highs and lows from the win over the Eagles.
GAME BALL (OFFENSE) - Matt McGloin - Penn State
In relief of starting quarterback Rob Bolden, McGloin entered the game in the second quarter and gave the Nittany Lions' offense a lift. He finished 14 of 18 for 220 yards and three touchdowns - two to Derek Moye and one to Joe Suhey.
GAME BALL (DEFENSE) - Nate Stupar - Penn State
Penn State's lone senior linebacker had a tough task, filling in for Mike Mauti when he left with a knee injury in the first half. Stupar responded by filing a team-high seven tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack.
GAME BALL (SPECIAL TEAMS) - Anthony Fera - Penn State
Fera was asked to do it all in the Nittany Lions' struggling kicking game, and he responded well. Fera made his only field goal attempt of the day - a 29-yarder in the first quarter - and hit on all four of his extra points. He also averaged 51.7 yards per punt, booming 57- and 55-yarders on the fly in the first half.
PLAY OF THE GAME - Matt McGloin rolled right off of a playaction and turned back to his left to hit Joe Suhey running alone down the sideline on a wheel route to put the Nittany Lions up 10-0. It was the Nittany Lions' first passing touchdown of the season.
BEST PASS - Matt McGloin was able to thread the needle to Derek Moye on a slant that would go for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
WORST PASS - Penn State quarterback Rob Bolden threw right into the chest Eastern Michigan defensive end Brad Orhman, who had run right past running back Curtis Dukes en route to the quarterback. Orhman knocked the ball down and picked it off in one motion.
BEST RUN - Silas Redd was stopped cold at the line of scrimmage, but a nifty spin move sprung him into the open field for a first down in the first quarter.
WORST RUN Penn State tried to get tricky and run a reverse to Curtis Drake out of the pistol formation in the third quarter, but Drake had little room to run and ended up with a 2-yard loss.
BEST CATCH - Penn State wideout Shawney Kersey made a nice adjustment and hauled in a 41-yard reception from Matt McGloin on a streak down the right side in the second quarter.
WORST FUMBLE - Mike Zordich had the end zone in his sights, but he couldn't hold onto the ball as he was dragged down by Eastern Michigan linebacker Justin Cudworth. The ball squirted towards the goal line and went out of bounds just past the stripe, resulting in a touchback.
BEST KICK - Anthony Fera boomed his first punt 57 yards on the fly, nearly outkicking his coverage in the first quarter.
WORST KICK - Eastern Michigan punter Jay Karutz was only able to get off a 30-yard effort late in the third quarter.
BEST TACKLE - Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still almost took the handoff from Alex Gillett, but instead dropped Eastern Michigan running back Dominique White for a 4-yard loss in the third quarter.
BEST SACK - Penn State linebacker Nate Stupar came off the edge untouched and dropped Eastern Michigan quarterback Alex Gillett for a 6-yard loss. It was Stupar's first sack of the season.
BEST PICK - Penn State safety Nick Sukay was playing centerfield as Alex Gillett let one fly down the middle of the field. Sukay made a nice grab and brought the ball back to the EMU 31.
BEST CALL - It was a tough break for the Nittany Lions but the officials got it right as a Mike Zordich fumble rolled out the side of the end zone to give Eastern Michigan a touchback.
WORST CALL - Up 31-3 early in the fourth quarter, Penn State inserted third team quarterback Shane McGregor to run the offense. Nothing against McGregor, but the Nittany Lions' first two quarterbacks need as much time against a live defense as they can get.
HEADS UP AWARD - Penn State linebacker Glenn Carson hopped on a loose ball after a swing pass from Alex Gillett to Ryan Brumfield went wrong. The ball was ruled a lateral and the Nittany Lions took over.
MOST TELLING STATISTIC - 468
Penn State's offensive attack, which hadn't produced much against two FBS opponents, was able to put up 468 total yards on Saturday against Eastern Michigan. That's 89 yards less than its combined yardage total against Alabama and Temple. Penn State was able to do most of its damage through the air, picking up 364 yards to Eastern Michigan's 202.