Matt McGloin was named the B1G Ten Player of the Week despite not taking the NCAA free ticket to anywhere but State College. Does that make him a B1G Mac?
McGloin has looked like a different quarterback this season under the leadership of new head coach Bill O’Brien, and he turned in his best performance Saturday in Penn State’s 24-13 victory against Temple at Beaver Stadium. He completed 24 of 36 passes for a career-high 318 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (2 rush, 1 pass). His yards total ranks ninth in team history, and he tied predecessor Daryll Clark for the second most 300-yard passing games in team history with his third. McGloin spread the ball to nine receivers, a season high for him, and found top targets Allen Robinson and Kyle Carter five times each. He also matched his career total for rushing touchdowns in the game, recording his first since 2010. “I definitely think it was one of the better games of my career,” he said afterward.