STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Zack Mills passed for 173 yards and
three touchdowns and Tony Johnson had three scoring receptions in
Penn State's 52-7 victory over Indiana on Saturday, the Nittany
Lions' first Big Ten win this season.
Joe Paterno's team snapped a six-game losing streak, the
school's longest since losing seven straight in '31.
Already up 31-7, Penn State (3-8, 1-6) scored three touchdowns
in the last 3:32 of the third quarter. Michael Robinson's 10-yard
run was the first, and he threw a 30-yard pass to Johnson with 1:44
left in the quarter for a 45-7 lead. Paul Posluszny then
intercepted Matt LoVecchio's pass and returned it 15 yards to make
it 52-7 with 18 seconds left in the quarter.
Indiana (2-9, 1-6) has never beaten Penn State in nine tries.
Maurice Humphrey had 121 yards and a touchdown on five catches
for Penn State, which staved off its first-ever nine-loss season.
The Nittany Lions won for the first time since Sept. 20, when they
beat Kent State 32-10.
Robbie Gould's field goal and Andrew Guman's 8-yard return of a
blocked punt gave Penn State a 31-7 lead early in the third
Mills found Humphrey on a 33-yard pass across the middle, the
only score of the second quarter, to make it 21-7.
Johnson made his second touchdown catch late in the first
quarter, a 5-yarder across the middle from Mills that gave Penn
State a 14-7 lead. Penn State set up the score with a trick play,
splitting Mills wide and moving Robinson under center for a 57-yard
pass over the middle to tight end Mike Lukac.
Johnson's first touchdown catch, a 12-yarder from Mills, tied
the game 7-7. Mills had a 51-yarder to Humphrey to set up the
Indiana went up 7-0 on LoVecchio's 12-yard pass to Glenn Johnson
in the back of the end zone.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 203 yards on 42 carries for the
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.