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Purdue loses fifth straight

Purdue dropped its fifth straight game, falling to Penn State 34-9 in front of 40,098 fans Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium.

A portion of that crowd was already headed for the exits early in the third quarter after Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin threw a 41-yard touchdown to Brandon Moseby-Felder to give Penn State a 34-3 lead.

McGloin passed for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Michael Zordich had two rushing touchdowns.

Purdue's (3-6, 0-5 Big Ten) only points came on a field goal by Sam McCartney in the team's first possession. Robert Marve, named the starting quarterback on Sunday, finished with 138 yards on 22 of 39 passing.

The McCartney field goal gave Purdue a 3-0 lead. It was all Penn State from there.

Penn State (6-3, 4-1) tied the game on a 27-yard field goal by Sam Ficken. The Nittany Lions went ahead with a 6-yard touchdown run by Zordich.

Zordich scored again just before halftime to give the Nittany Lions a 20-3 lead.

McGloin threw two touchdowns in the third quarter. He completed a 12-yard pass to Jesse James and a 41-yard pass to Brandon Moseby-Felder for scores.

Four of the five Purdue losses have been by double-digit margins.