Penn State beats Eastern Michigan, 34-6


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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Backup quarterback Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes and starter Rob Bolden tossed another today as Penn State beat turnover-plagued Eastern Michigan, 34-6, before an announced crowd of 95,636 at Beaver Stadium.

Neither of the quarterbacks had thrown a touchdown pass in the first three games for Penn State (3-1).

McGloin tossed touchdown passes of 5 and 20 yards to wide receiver Derek Moye, who became the sixth player in school history to pass 2,000 career receiving yards, and a 27-yarder to fullback Joe Suhey.

McGloin easily could have had a fourth touchdown pass, but fullback Michael Zordich fumbled the ball out of the end zone in the second quarter for a touchdown after a 4-yard reception

Bolden connected on a 71-yard touchdown pass with wide receiver Devon Smith in the third quarter.

Anthony Fera kicked a 29-yard field goal and Sam Ficken added a 43-yarder. Kody Fulkerson booted field goals of 21 and 22 yards for the Eagles (20-2).

McGloin finished 17 of 20 for 220 yards and three touchdowns. Bolden was 7 of 13 for 115 yards, with one touchdown and an interception.

Penn State coach Joe Paterno was on the sideline for the first time this year, but after spending the first half there, he headed to the coaches booth for the second half.

Penn State also starting outside linebacker Michael Mauti to a serious left knee injury in the first quarter and starting cornerback D'Anton Lynn to a neck injury in the third quarter.


Ron Musselman: rmusselman@post-gazette.com and Twitter @rmusselmanppg


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