Penn State’s Matt McGloin is Big Ten’s best with one game left

In a way, Matt McGloin’s long journey was completed in the crazy-numbers victory over Indiana. 
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For starters, the former walk-on and favorite target of fan criticism, nearly broke the single-game Penn State passing record in the 45-22 victory. 
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He also broke several other season and career marks. 
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And it all led him to being named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week. 
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McGloin was 22-of-32 passing for four touchdowns and a career-high 395 yards against the Hoosiers, just four yards short of Zack Mills’ school record. 
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He also has now broken records for career touchdown passes, career 200-yard passing games, season completions and season passing yards.

Matt McGloin, walk-on-turned-hero, will have the chance to ring the victory bell one more time in Beaver Stadium this Saturday.

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McGloin now leads the Big Ten in passing (279.2 yards per game) by more than 40 yards over second-place Cameron Coffman of Indiana.
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This is McGloin’s second Big Ten Player of the Week award, sharing this one with Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner. 
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Meanwhile, McGloin also is a candidate for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the “nation’s outstanding college football player who began his career as a walk-on.” 
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