Quick-cap: UW Badgers Lions

It just was not Penn State's day on a variety of levels; Joe Paterno was knocked out of the game after sustaining a knee injury from a sideline hit and Penn State's offense continued to sputter through the season, failing to score a touchdown. The miscues overshadowed a record-setting day for Paul Posluszny.

With no shortage of opportunities, Penn State offense simply could not capitalize with mistake after mistake. The Lion defense managed to give the offense short yardage situations on several occasions, but with a stagnant running game that saw Tony Hunt pick up a mere 32 yards, Morelli could not ignite the offense, no thanks to consistently questionable short-yardage play-calling and miscues.

It was only fitting that Dan Connor managed to force a fumble inside the 20 yard line in the second quarter only to have Morelli toss an interception on the very next play. This was a general representation of how the game went for PSU, missing opportunity after opportunity.

Anthony Morelli ended the day going 19 for 34 for 162 yards.

Again, Penn State's defense was the bright spot of the Penn State football squad, holding Wisconsin to their lowest score total all season. The PSU defense beat up John Stocco all day, sacking him a number of times and forcing two fumbles. Sean Lee and Dan Connor had monster games and Paul Posluszny ended up breaking the Penn State career tackle record with 14 take downs.

Wisconsin owned nearly every stat, including offensive yardage: 345 to 196, plays: 71 to 54 and time of possession: 37:51 to 22:04.

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