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IU Suffers Second Straight Blowout, Falls to Penn State 45-22

November 17th, 2012 at 3:42 PM
By Evan Reller

Once again IU was dominated by its opponent. The Hoosiers fell to 4-7 (2-5) after a 45-22 loss at Penn State

The Hoosiers failed in every phase of the game today. They attempted a rally in the third quarter to pull within six, only to give up 14 unanswered points to the Nittany Lions. 

IU let wide receiver Allen Robinson decimate the secondary. Robinson had 10 catches for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He routinely made tacklers look foolish and turned two yard losses into 20 yard gains. 

Quarterback Matt McGloin was able to put the ball where ever he wanted to today. He completed 22-of-32 passes for 397 yards and four touchdowns. 

Running back Zach Zwinak carried the ball 29 times for Penn State for 133 yards and a touchdown. 

For IU, Cam Coffman completed 33-of-59 passes for 454 yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. Despite the numbers, Coffman had a horrible day. He routinely missed wide open receivers and would stare down his intended target, tipping off the defense. He was stiff in the pocket and unable to feel pressure from Penn State

IU couldn't get anything going on the ground and didn't try for much of the game. 

On defense, the Hoosiers forgot how to tackle. They regularly took poor angles and failed to wrap up. The play calling was questionable and IU was consistently in a bad position to make a play on the ball. 

With this loss, IU will be ineligible for a bowl game. They face Purdue next week in the Old Oaken Bucket game, and will hopefully remember how to play football by then. 

Tags: Allen Robinson, Cam Coffman, Indiana, Indiana Hoosiers, Matt McGloin, NCAA, Penn State

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