McGloin Gets POG Honor Nod

Matt McGloin grabbed his first Player of the Game honor from Penn State football fans for his performance against the Wolverines.

As the first walk-on quarterback to start for Joe Paterno, Matt McGloin had a banner evening for Penn State in their 41-31 victory over Michigan, going 17 for 28 (61%) for 250 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions with four carries for seven yards and a rushing touchdown.

McGloin just edged out Evan Royster who had 29 carries for 150 yards and one touchdown along with one catch for seven yards on his way to clinching the Penn State's all-time leading career rusher title.

Here are some fan comments on McGloin's performance:

"McGloin did not only manage the game well, he made some BIG plays. 3rd and 10 run to get us started off well, a few clutch 3rd down passes, good decisions all around, and a beautiful ball to Zug for a TD."

"Matt played a hell of a game and stepped up when this team/program needed him to. Phenomenal!!"

"I had to vote for McGloin. He threw the ball really well, made great decisions and some downright big plays. His 11 yard scramble on that first 3rd down we had of the game really set the tone. Heck, it seemed to me like he completed more passes on 3rd down in this one game than Penn State QBs have all season long."

Here is how the voting broke down:

Matt McGloin: 53%
Evan Royster: 44%
Michael Mauti: 2%
Drew Astorino: 1%

The FOS/Huddle Up Player of the Game Award is the first and only honor given to Penn State football players by Penn State football fans. Voting is exclusively conducted at after every game.


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