LANDOVER, Md. - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 41-24 victory over Indiana on Saturday at FedEx Field:
Play of the game: PSU special teams player James Van Fleet returned a punt blocked by Andrew Dailey 21 yards for a touchdown that gave the Nittany Lions a 31-24 lead with 1:40 left in the third quarter.
Offensive player of the game: Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin completed 22-of-31 passes for a career-high 315 yards and two touchdowns. He was not intercepted, and he was sacked once.
Defensive player of the game: Lion linebacker Nate Stupar recorded a team-high 10 tackles, including one for loss, and he broke up a pass.
Most telling statistic: Penn State converted 11-of-17 third downs.
Hidden statistic: After IU tied the game at 24-24 with 6:11 left in the third quarter, the Hoosiers' last four possessions produced 39 yards and three first downs.
Best run: Silas Redd, who does a nice job running with his head up, cut back for a 23-yard burst on his first carry in the second quarter.
Best pass: McGloin pump-faked and feathered a 45-yard pass up the right sideline to Devon Smith - the same one he threw against Ohio State, down 17-14, that Smith dropped. This time, Smith caught it, setting up the Lions' second touchdown.
Worst pass: Down 31-24, IU quarterback Ben Chappell badly overthrew one over the middle that was picked off by Drew Astorino late in the third quarter.
Best catch: Justin Brown snagged a 6-yard reception that was thrown behind him, extended the Lions' opening possession that resulted in a 7-0 lead. Doss made a one-handed reception in the second quarter. Tandon Doss made a one-handed grab for the Hoosiers in the second quarter.
Worst coverage: Moye was wide open on a 21-yard TD that gave the Lions a 24-17 lead with 8:05 left in the third quarter.
Catch it, will ya: Brown dropped a third-down slant pass right on his numbers in the second quarter, forcing a PSU punt. Both Chaz Powell and Stephfon Green had trouble catching kickoffs.
Hold it, won't ya: PSU backup quarterback Rob Bolden fumbled a late snap.
Best call: After the officiating crew used replay to overrule Stupar's return of a fumble that would have given the Lions a 24-7 lead in the second quarter, Indiana immediately went up top, and Chappell found Doss for a 46-yard gain to the PSU 12. Two plays later, IU cut the deficit to 17-14.
Worst call(s): Penn State wasn't aggressive at all with three timeouts and the ball at its 16 in the last two minutes of the first half, running twice before a third-down incompletion.
Best block: Nit fullback Joe Suhey got out in front and cleared a 12-yard reverse for Derek Moye, who later sprung another one for 27.
Worst block: Fellow Nit fullback Michael Zordich whiffed on IU's Leon Beckum, who dumped Evan Royster for a 2-yard loss in the third quarter.
Best tackle: Lion defensive end Pete Massaro broke through to sack Chappell on third down with the Hoosiers threatening in the last minute of the first half.
Best hit: PSU linebacker Gerald Hodges lit up IU receiver Duwyce Wilson, jarring a second-quarter incompletion.
Best kick: Indiana punter Chris Hagerup spun a 44-yarder that was downed at the PSU 1 in the first quarter.
Worst kick: PSU's Collin Wagner pulled a 43-yard field goal attempt with the score tied at 24.
Best effort: The Lions' 496 yards of total offense was a positive reflection on the offensive line.
Unsung hero(es): Penn State's Mike Farrell made his first start at right offensive tackle in place of Okoli, and John Urschel was pressed into service following an injury to center Doug Klopacz, pushing Stefen Wisniewski to center.