September 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM
Penn State bolstered its lead against Navy in the third quarter on a deflected touchdown pass from Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson that put the Nittany Lions up 27-0.
The pass went off the hands of Trevor Williams, but Robinson was there to haul in the deflection for a score -- his third of the day.
After opening the first half with some fireworks, Penn State's offense took a while to get going at the beginning of the second. The Lions' initial drive in the third quarter ended with the team's first punt of the afternoon.
Meanwhile, the Penn State defense forced a turnover on Navy's first drive of the half. Deion Barnes hit the Midshipmen's Trey Miller, who put the ball on the turf for the Lions' Sean Stanley to recover. Navy made some progress on its second drive, driving to the Penn State 35-yard line. Miller was forced into an incompletion on a fourth-and-16 play, however, giving Penn State the football on downs, a play that helped set up Penn State's late-quarter touchdown drive.
The half ended with Navy driving into Penn State territory to the Lions' 33-yard line.