Scores

Final

Indiana 7

(2-9, 1-6 Big Ten)

Penn State 52

(3-8, 1-6 Big Ten)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:10 PM ET, November 15, 2003

Beaver Stadium, University Park, PA

1 2 3 4 T
IND 7 0 0 07
PSU 14 7 31 052

Penn State 52, Indiana 7

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 quarter.

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 score.

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 Hoosiers.

SPONSORED HEADLINES