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Indiana vs. Penn State score: Zach Zwinak gets a call, capping 27-13 half

Matt McGloin and the Nittany Lions had a big first half against a weak Indiana team, posting four touchdowns, the last of which was a strange goal-line play that, for once, went their way.

McGloin completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson to put Penn State up in the first quarter, but Indiana ended up taking a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter after a costly interception by McGloin. After that, though, McGloin completed two more touchdown pases to Robinson (who had a very good first half, in case you can't tell), then capped off the first half with a touchdown pass to Zach Zwinak. Zwinak caught the ball near the 2-yard-line, but it popped out as he crossed the plane. Beaver Stadium fell quiet as the PSU faithful, remembering the blown call in a similar situation against Nebraska last week, feared the worst. There, Matt Lehman lunged forward and reached over the plane with the ball. It popped out and was ruled a fumble.

This time, though, Zwinak's play was ruled a touchdown, and it held up on review. It was probably the correct call, but it was close, not nearly as obvious as the Lehman play should have been, given that it wasn't totally clear whether Zwinak had possession of the ball. In any case, the Nittany Lions are now up, 28-13.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.