By the Numbers: Penn State drops Northwestern

UNIVERSITY PARK — Here’s our rundown of some of the standout numbers from Penn State’s 31-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Ryan Field.

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41,061: game attendance.

381: offensive yards for Penn State.

374: career completions for Trace McSorley, who’s now eight all-time at Penn State.

265: offensive yards for Northwestern.

245: passing yards for Trace McSorley.

75: rushing yards for Saquon Barkley, on 16 attempts.

53-yard rushing touchdown for Barkley.

47: number of bowl games Penn State has played in all-time. The Nittany Lions are now bowl eligible with six wins.

24: number of Nittany Lions who’ve made their debuts this season, after tight end Nick Bowers appeared in the fourth quarter.

21: consecutive games in which McSorley has thrown a touchdown.

20: consecutive games in which Mike Gesicki has a reception.

18: number of career punts inside the 20-yard line for Blake Gillikin.

17: number of turnovers Penn State has forced this season.

15: number of consecutive completions for McSorley, who broke Kerry Collins’ program record.

14: career wins against Northwestern for Penn State; the Lions lead the all-time series 14-5.

13: number of consecutive games in which Barkley has scored a touchdown.

12: number of Big Ten games Penn State has win in a row; it’s the longest streak for the Nittany Lions since the 1993 and 1994 seasons.

11: career games in which McSorley has both thrown and rushed for a touchdown.

7: number of consecutive games in which cornerback Christian Campbell has broken up a pass.

7: quarterback hits by Penn State.

4: number of tackles for defensive end Shane Simmons, a career high.

4: sacks by Penn State.

3: career-high pass breakups for cornerback Grant Haley.

0: points Penn State has allowed in the first quarter, the Nittany Lion are the only FBS team to yet give up a point in the opening frame. 

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