Following Penn State's second touchdown of the day, Northwestern gets the ball back and moves it down the field into Penn State's red zone with relative ease. Dan Persa escapes a number of Nittany Lion rushes, and finishes the drive with a 12 yard pass to Kain Coulter for a touchdown. The play is reviewed, but the touchdown call is upheld, as Persa did not pass the line of scrimmage before throwing the ball, and just like that, it's 14-14 with 1:54 remaining in the first quarter.
Northwestern scoring summary: 10 plays, 87 yards, 3:57 time of possession.
The defense is having a spotty game now. On one drive, they just absolutely smothered Persa and the Wildcats. One two others, the unit lets Northwestern march down the field for scores without a whole lot of trouble. The Penn State offense can't be expected to score at the rate it is now all night. The defense needs to step up.