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Penn State's McGloin named co-offensive player of week in Big Ten

After a record-breaking game Saturday against Indiana, Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was named co-offensive player of the week by the Big Ten.

Penn State's McGloin named co-offensive player of week in Big Ten

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was named Monday as the Big Ten's co-offensive player of the week for his record-breaking performance against Indiana.

McGloin, a fifth-year senior from Scranton, completed 22 of 32 passes for a career-best 395 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday's 45-22 win. The performance enabled him to become the Nittany Lions' single-season leader for most completions with 251 and most yards passing with 3,071.

The four touchdown passes gave McGloin 45 for his career, breaking Daryll Clark's all-time record of 43.

It is McGloin's second offensive player of the week honor. He also was named on Sept. 26, 2011 for his performance against Eastern Michigan (14 of 17, 220 yards, three touchdowns).

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McGloin shared this week's award with Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.

--Joe Juliano

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Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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