Nittany Lions Dedicate Win to Keiser

Penn State defenders say injured teammates motivated them in dominating effort vs. the Hoosiers.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Penn State defense pitched a shutout here Saturday, holding the Indiana offense scoreless in the Nittany Lions' 13-7 victory.

The Hoosiers' only score came on a second-quarter pick six.

Beyond that, the PSU defense held IU running back Tevin Coleman to 72 yards on 20 carries. Coleman entered the game as the nation's leading rusher and had run for more than 100 yards in 10 straight games.

Afterward, the Penn State players said they dedicated the victory and the strong defensive effort to Ryan Keiser, the senior safety whose career came to an end due to a broken rib (and complications that arose from it) in practice two weeks ago.

Keiser remains hospitalized at Hershey Medical Center, and PSU head coach James Franklin and several Nittany Lion veterans went to visit him earlier in the week.

See what Franklin and company had to say about Keiser following the IU game in the video above. It includes comments from players saying defensive coordinator Bob Shoop (with Keiser’s No. 23 on his hat above) predicted a defensive shutout.

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