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Posted on Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 2:59 p.m.

Final: Penn State beats Michigan 35-10 behind Daryll Clark's 4 touchdown passes

By Jim Knight

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Penn State players celebrate after a bad snap resulted in a safety against Michigan. (Photo: Lon Horwedel |

Penn State 35, Michigan 10: Collin Wagner kicked a 29-yard field goal with 5 minutes, 29 seconds to play. Wagner's second field goal of the game capped an 18-play drive.


Quick stat: At the end of the third quarter, Penn State has a 333-189 edge in total yardage.

Penn State 32, Michigan 10: Penn State quarterback found receiver Graham Zug on a 17-yard touchdown pass, the third time the two connected against Michigan and the fourth touchdown pass of the day for Clark. The four TD passes tied a career high for Clark and Zug's three touchdowns are a career best.

Penn State 25, Michigan 10: Zug caught an 11-yard pass from Clark for his second touchdown and Clark's third touchdown pass of the day.


Penn State 19, Michigan 10: Michigan's Jason Olesnavage kicked a 23-yard field goal with 9 seconds left in the first half. That's the score heading into the second half.

Penn State 19, Michigan 7: Clark hit tight end Andrew Quarless on a 60-yard pass play on the first play after receiving a free kick from Michigan after a safety.

Penn State 12, Michigan 7: A bad snap whipped past Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier and rolled through the back of the end zone, resulting in a safety for Penn State. Michigan, with a run for a 3-yard loss and two penalties, was backed up to its own 2-yard line.

QB change: Denard Robinson took over at quarterback for Michigan with a little more than 8 minutes left in the second quarter. Six plays later, Robinson second pass of the day was intercepted by Penn State's Navorro Bowman. Forcier was back in the game on Michigan's next series.

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Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez and Penn State coach Joe Paterno share a laugh before today's game at Michigan Stadium. (Photo: Lon Horwedel |


Penn State 10, Michigan 7: Colin Wagner kicked a 34-yard field goal with 3:58 to play in the first quarter.

On the field: Sophomore Boubacar Cissoko, suspended for two games for disciplinary reasons, is back at cornerback for Michigan.

Penn State 7, Michigan 7: Penn State needed just four plays to tie the game in the first quarter as wide receiver Graham Zug scored on a 10-yard pass from Clark. Big play of the drive: A 41-yard run by Evan Royster.

Michigan 7, Penn State 0: Brandon Minor capped a steady opening drive for Michigan, scoring from 1 yard out. Michigan took the opening kickoff and drove 70 yards on 11 plays. It's the first first-half touchdown Penn State has allowed this season.

Molk injured: Center David Molk, who missed four games with a broken foot, left the game a few plays after kickoff, helped off the field by two people. He was back on the field in the second half.

We'll update this file throughout today's Penn State at Michigan football game at Michigan Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m., and the game is on ABC-TV.

You can also join our live chat, led by Pete Bigelow and Michael Rothstein.

Pregame: Representatives from the Capital One Bowl and Outback Bowl are watching today's game. Michigan (5-2 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten Conference) can become eligible for a bowl game by beating Penn State (6-2, 2-1).



Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 8:44 p.m.

Ohio, Funny enough, I live in a town just west of Phoenix called Buckeye. My friends from back home always laugh at me for that! It's great this time of year, now that the 120 degree days are gone for the winter.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 8:37 p.m.

I'm waiting to hear from Tater.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:31 p.m.

odoms hurt his knee.. that hurt.. Robinson needs to move to slot. And they need to put glue on his hands so he can hold onto the ball... Forcier will come along but he does seem a little soft. From what i saw Graham was the only one who played with any heart today. and how about the coaches fighting on the sideline! that was Really impressive. This team has along way to go but i do believe forcier could be the next henne if he can toughen up


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:26 p.m.

azwolverine, what city do you live in? I lived in Tucson from 85-87. Great place to live.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:24 p.m.

I think tate is fine he is growing love hate is game to game look at TP last week this kid stinks now he blows up a crap minn. Team and he is great again...its just hard to have to go through 2 freshmen qbs. But when you have freshmen out there you as a football fan knows the good and the bad..Tates got a bright future hes played 8 games on this level and hes still got a long way to go but hes the real deal..when we get a backup qb DRob can play slot tell then cant do it....that was hard to watch today but as a maze and blue fan i know in time we will be back......


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:21 p.m.

Wow. Most of us did not think the team was Big Ten ready (for win). Most of us wanted out team to play there best and clearly they are not. Weasel, no. Fans hoping for the best for the team absolutley. So what is your favorite team?


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:20 p.m.

Wow. Most of us did not think the team was Big Ten ready (for win). Most of us wanted out team to play there best and clearly they are not. Weasel, no. Fans hoping for the best for the team absolutley. So what is your favorite team?


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:16 p.m.

I predicted a win over PSU because, from what I saw of them this year, they are a team with weaknesses that a good team like Iowa has already exploited. On top of that, this game was at home. I am shocked that Michigan played this poorly halfway through the second season with RR, especially on offense. I knew the D was bad, but I still expected more on both sides of the ball.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:09 p.m.

What difference a week makes.Are you guys back to Earth now.After last week win over Del. State you started talking about wining BIG TEN. Someone started smelling roses.What a joke.Were are the fans with the predictions for a big win over Penn State. O yea,i know - back in the Weasel holes. HA HA HA...


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:07 p.m.

We all have to remember that before the season started everyone said they would be happy with a 7-4 record this year. That is still within reach and maybe even 8-4. Next year will be a different story. Go Blue forever!!


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:03 p.m.

You are right, no execution!


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 6:01 p.m.

No, coaching has nothing, absolutely nothing at all to do with it.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 5:59 p.m.

Linebackers and the O-line. Ouch! Maybe we should join the MAC


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 5:58 p.m.

The defense played the whole game. Offense was sh______. I always said the jury was out on Forcier, it is in; he needs to go,unfortunately Robinson wasnt any good either. What the same he__ is going on. All of our superb records we held with such pride have be demolished, negativley. How sad. This is not a call for firing of a coach as some will try to read, this is a call for maturity. After last year we can't afford another season like this. Yes we have won against non conference teams. Will be beat a conference tea. Please help me with my anxiety about Michigan


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 5:57 p.m.

Worst game this tear. I thought I was watching last years team all over again. Go Iowa!


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 5:52 p.m.

Give rr a contract extension and make Robinson asst HC. Blow Goo!!


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 5:47 p.m.

With the exception of Grahm, Roh, Woolfolk, Martin, and Warren, the Defense should be blown up, backups included. UM has to have the worst Linebacking crew in the nation and one of the worst Offensive lines. The Shoelace/Forcier honeymoon is over. Shoelace should move to the slot and its seems like Tate is going to have a tough time holding on to his job when Devin Gardner arrives on campus. Eventually I believe he will go the route of his older brother and transfer to back to the West Coast. The problem is not coaching but UM is still working with a serious lack of Talent on both sides of the ball.


Sat, Oct 24, 2009 : 4:46 p.m.

Is it me or is greg rob. Like the worst D cordnator are players arent the best but they make the same mistakes everygame that comes to the coach to help break there bad habits..but yet they still get beat on the same plays....horrible..