Michael Robinson threw for 218 yards and ran for an additional 97 yards as Penn State took out Purdue 33-15 to remain atop the Big Ten with an 8-1 overall record.
put the first points on the board as Robinson orchestrated a drive into Purdue
territory capped off by a Kevin Kelly
field goal. The Boilermakers punted on their next possession only to recover the ball deep in Nittany Lions' territory as Calvin Lowry
fumbled the kick. On the ensuing play, redshirt freshman Curtis Painter
scampered 24 yards into the end zone to put Purdue on top 7-3. However, the Nittany Lions' defense would not allow Purdue to put any more points on the board until the fourth quarter, holding the Boilermakers to a season-low 274 total yards on the evening.
Kelly would go on to finish the day going four for four in field goals, hitting his longest of the day for 33 yards.
Penn State also got two touchdowns from fullback BranDon Snow, who scored his first two touchdowns of his career. Once on top, the Nittany Lions were content to control the ground game as running back Tony Hunt ran for 131 yards on 23 attempts to complement Robinson's 97 on the ground.
Penn State finished the evening with 522 total yards. The Lions now face fellow Big Ten front-runner Wisconsin at Beaver Stadium in a game where the loser will likely be eliminated from league title contention.