Oct. 6, 2012
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Northwestern at Penn State
Oct. 6, 2012
Northwestern Postgame Notes
This was the 16th all-time meeting between Northwestern and Penn State, with the series record now standing at 13-3 in Penn State's favor.
Northwestern is 15-9 in true road games since 2008.
Venric Mark opened the scoring for the Wildcats with his sixth rushing touchdown of the year, and his eighth TD overall.
Tony Jones caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the second quarter, breaking a streak of 14-consecutive rushing touchdowns for Northwestern dating to the Vanderbilt game in Week 2.
Trevor Siemian to Tony Jones was the Wildcats' first passing TD since SIEMIAN hit Demetrius Fields for the game-winning score in Week 1 at Syracuse.
Tony Jones' touchdown was the second of his career, and his first since Oct. 2, 2010, at Minnesota on his first collegiate play.
Northwestern forced a turnover from its opposition for the 19th straight game. The Wildcats have at least one fumble recovery or interception in 42 of the last 45 contests.
Northwestern has now scored in double figures in 66 straight games.
Kain Colter ran for his team-leading seventh rushing touchdown of the season in the third quarter.
Sean McEvilly registered the first sack of his collegiate career in the third quarter.
MARK returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter, his second return TD of the season and first since Week 1 at Syracuse.
MARK is the second player in Northwestern history with two punt returns for TD in the same season, joining Tom Worthington from the 1949 Wildcats squad.
MARK finished with 189 all-purpose yards (72 rushing, 6 receiving, 36 kick return, 75 punt return)
Damien Proby finished with a career-high 16 tackles in the game. Three other Wildcats also had double-digit tackles (David Nwabuisi 15, Ibraheim Campbell 14, Chi Chi Ariguzo 12) that represented single-game career bests.