November 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Matt McGloin was named Big Ten offensive co-player of the week for his performance against Indiana.
The fifth-year senior threw for a career-high 395 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-32 passing against the Hoosiers. McGloin shares the honor with Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.
McGloin also set a handful Penn State records Saturday. The signal caller is now the all-time Penn State leader in career passing touchdowns (45), as well as single season passing yards (3,071) and completions (251).
He also recorded his 17th career 200-yard passing game, which moves him in front of Kerry Collins and Zack Mills for most in school history.
"I'm truly blessed to be considered amongst the great Penn State quarterbacks that have played here," McGloin said after the Indiana game. "And to be on top of the list on some of those things is a great honor. It feels good when your hard work pays off, and I wouldn't be able to do it without my teammates and the coaching staff, they've really brought me a long way, a lot of credit goes to them."
McGloin is now second among Nittany Lion quarterbacks with 6,190 yards and he was five yards shy of breaking a single-game school record for passing yards against the Hoosiers.
This is the second time in McGloin's career he's been named the conference's offensive player of the week. The first came last season against Eastern Michigan.
McGloin and the rest of the seniors finish their collegiate careers this Saturday against Wisconsin at Beaver Stadium.