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Penn State vs. Purdue final score: Nittany Lions cruise to 34-9 blowout win

The Nittany Lions cruised to a big win over their Big Ten foes on Saturday afternoon.

Patrick Smith

The Penn St. Nittany Lions cruised to their sixth win of the season on Saturday afternoon, dominating the Purdue Boilermakers for all four quarters en route to a 34-9 blowout.

Purdue held an early 3-0 lead following its first drive of the game, although that was really the only time the team was still in the game. Penn State led 20-3 at halftime and moved out to a 34-3 lead midway through the third quarter. PSU is now 4-1 in the Big Ten, while the Boilermakers are still yet to beat a conference foe this year.

Box Score Hero: Senior quarterback Matthew McGloin had video game numbers today. He went 22 for 36 for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and it probably could have been worse if the Lions didn't let up late.

Rankings Ramifications: Neither team was ranked this week and neither will be ranked in the next round of polls.

But Did They Cover? Penn State covered the spread of 3.5 points easily.

For More On This Game: For more on Boilermakers football, visit Purdue blog Hammer And Rails, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire. For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

Next Week's Schedule: Penn State has a big road test next weekend against Nebraska. Purdue will look to end its five-game losing streak at Iowa.

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