October 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien turns 43 years old today. Here's a look at 43, by the numbers.
11-0 - Penn State's record 43 years ago. The Nittany Lions ran the table in 1969, but finished second in the AP poll, as Texas was crowned the National Champion.
26 - Tackles redshirt linebacker Mike Hull (No. 43) has recorded this season. Hull also has two sacks, an interception and a 74-yard fumble return for a touchdown in seven games.
Jan. 1, 1996 - The last time Penn State scored exactly 43 points in a contest. The Lions downed Clemson, 43-14, in the Hall of Fame Bowl to finish the 1995 campaign 9-3.
21 - Completions Penn State had in 43 pass attempts against Virginia. Matt McGloin was 19-of-35 for 197 yards and two touchdowns, while freshman Steven Bench was 2-7 for 12 yards in the one-point loss.
8 - Yards on Matt McGloin's latest touchdown. McGloin found Allen Robinson on a 3rd-and-goal in the second quarter of Penn State's 38-14 shellacking of Iowa on Saturday. It was the 43rd touchdown of McGloin's career (36 passing, seven rushing).