STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Welcome to Beaver Stadium for Week 5 of Indiana's football season, and it's another tough one for the Hoosiers. This time Indiana gets No. 4-ranked Penn State, who's 4-0 and has looked good all year.
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11:10 p.m. ET — And that’s a final from not-so-Happy Valley. Penn State wins 24-0, totally outplaying the Hoosiers.
11:03 p.m. ET — Indiana forces one last punt from Penn State, and they'll take over at their own 23 with 1:43 to go.
10:55 p.m. ET — Jack Tuttle makes a nice quick throw on fourth down to Peyton Hendershot to keep the drive going, but then he throws a horrible interception near the goal line to end the threat. It was too easy. That's eight interceptions now for the season for Indiana.
10:45 p.m. ET — On first down, Jack Tuttle gets flushed from the pocket but runs for 10 yards and a first down. That's been missing from Indiana's offense for sure.
10:45 p.m. ET — Indiana gets another stop on third down, with another Micah McFadden tackle. He hobbles to the bench, though, after the tackle. After a timeout, Penn State gets a 50-yard field goal from Jordan Stout. PENN STATE 24, INDIANA 0
10:41 p.m. ET — That was almost unfair, starting at the 1-yard line. Indiana goes ultra-conservative, and it's a three-and-out. James Evans has little room to work with on the punt, but he gets it off OK. Nice return though, so Penn State starts at the Indiana 32.
10:33 p.m. ET — Penn State goes for it on fourth-and-1 at the 1, but Micah McFadden makes the stop and keeps him out of the end zone. Probably not going to make a difference in the outcome, but he's had a hell of a game. The defense has actually played pretty well tonight. Jack Tuttle starts a drive at the 1.
10:20 p.m. ET — Injury update on Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. He has an injured left shoulder, and is out for the rest of the game.
10:17 p.m. ET — Further proof that nothing can go right for Indiana tonight. Jack Tuttle's first full drive is successful. He moves the ball downfield, with the big play a 27-yard pass to Ty Fryfogle. But then, on a 30-yard field goal attempt, the kick is blocked.
10:11 p.m. ET — Sean Clifford keeps making plays with his legs. On fourth-and-4 from the Indiana 30, he scrambles right and then stops quickly to throw to an open Jahan Dotson in the right flat. He takes it to the house for a score. It's the 18th time that Clifford and Dotson have hooked up for a score in their respective careers, a new Penn State school record. PENN STATE 21, INDIANA 0.
9:54 p.m. ET — Michael Penix scrambles away from pressure and takes off. He's tackled for a 1-yard loss, and goes down on the field. Time out called, as the medical staff comes out to check on him. Oh, no. He walks off on his own power, but goes straight to the locker room. It didn't look like he was limping at all. Maybe a shot to the head instead? Hard to tell on replay. Jack Tuttle comes in on third-and-16 and Penn State blitzes and gets a sack.
9:44 p.m. ET — Penn State gets it first here in the third quarter. Indiana allows one first down but then forces a Penn State punt. A much-needed stop there.
HALFTIME STATS: Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. is 8-for-19 passing for 109 yards with an interception. Running back Stephen Carr has 16 yards rushing on nine carries. Indiana has run 32 plays for 137 yards. ... Meanwhile, Penn State's Sean Clifford is 11-for-23 passing for 96 yards. Nittany Lions have rushed for 123 yards on 18 carries though.
MY TWO CENTS: I know this is brutally unfair, but it's in my brain so I have to say it. Indiana basketball season opener is just 38 days away. Nov. 9 vs. Eastern Michigan. Tick, tick, tick.
9:23 p.m. ET — And that's the half. PENN STATE 14, Indiana 0.
9:19 p.m. ET — Another three-and-out for Indiana's offense, and they're forced to punt with 1:05 to go. Indiana has 137 yards of total offense. That is all. Indiana has six punts so far, and four first downs.
9:15 p.m. ET — Indiana stops Penn State again, but cornerback Reese Taylor gets injured on the play. On the punt, Ty Fryfogle had to go back and receive it with Taylor out. Punt returner D.J. Matthews was lost for the season last week, so the Hoosiers are going deep down the depth chart right now. Getting shorthanded at corner now too.
9:10 p.m. ET — Two nice throws in a row for Michael Penix, and the Hoosiers are driving. First he hits tight end Peyton Hendershot, and then goes deep down the left sideline to Miles Marshall. But then he hangs one out to Ty Fryfogle, throwing off his back foot and it's intercepted by Joey Porter Jr. That's his seventh interception of the season. He's had eight in his career previously, in 414 attempts.
9:04 p.m. ET — Indiana's defense is doing its part in keeping this a game, forcing a second straight punt. Great blitz call on third down. Linebacker Micah McFadden forced a hurried throw out of Sean Clifford, and it goes wide right. Penn State punts, and Indiana takes over at the 11-yard line.
8:57 p.m. ET — Indiana gets one first down, but then is forced to punt. Penn State easily winning the battle at the line of scrimmage, and their veteran secondary is smothering Indiana receivers. Indiana's got nothing going on offense at all. If you take out the one 35-yard completion to Peyton Hendershot, Indiana has run 24 plays and gained a total of 39 yards.
8:50 p.m. ET — Interesting development here. Indiana backup quarterback Jack Tuttle has his helmet on and is warming up on the sideline. Michael Penix Jr. is just 2-for-11 passing for 36 yards. Is it time for a quarterback switch?
8:38 p.m. ET — Penn State scores on a shuffle pass to tight end Brenton Strange but it was negated by a penalty. Strange was covered up, so he wasn't an eligible receiver. Doesn't matter. The Nittany Lions score again on the next pass play, a fastball from Clifford to Jahan Dotson for an 8-yard score. The scoring drive was nine plays, covering 96 yards. Momentum crushed. PENN STATE 14, INDIANA 0 with 1:31 to go in the second quarter.
8:30 p.m. ET — The first quarter ends with Penn State on the move again. Keyvone Lee breaks free for a 44-yard run to get them out of a hole. Nittany Lions steal the momentum right back. A very frustrating first quarter. Indiana's failures in the red zone and just crushing them. That's 20 trips to the red zone now this season, and they've only scored 11 touchdowns. That's totally unacceptable. Penix is 1-for-9 passing and they've rushed for only 20 yards. Just 55 yards of offense also unacceptable.
MY TWO CENTS — I said it BEFORE the fourth-down play, but you just don't go for it there on fourth down. You've just gained some momentum with the turnover. Take the three points and move on. Indiana hasn't been running the ball well anyway. Way even take that chance? Did the same this in the Cincinnati game, and it really bit them then too.
8:20 p.m. ET — Indiana finally gets the turnover its secondary has been looking for. Sean Clifford's pass sails high and its picked off by Raheem Layne, who returns it 23 yards to the Penn State 13. Another run for nothing on first down — stop that, please — and then on third-and-10, Penix scrambles and gains 9 yards to the 4-yard line. Indiana goes for it on fourth down, running Stephen Carr up the middle. They measure, but Indiana is short.
8:14 p.m. ET — Indiana goes three-and-out again. Penn State blitzing heavy on every obvious passing down, and the Hoosiers aren't handling it well. Michael Penix stepped up from the pocket on third-and-3 and probably could have run for it. Instead, he tries to hit Ty Fryfogle but the pass is broken up. Another punt.
8:06 p.m. ET — Penn State gets another first down, this time on a pass interference penalty on Jaylin Williams. First and goal at the 9. On second down, Clifford finds Brenton Strange in the left corner of the end zone on a rollout, and the Nittany Lions score. The kick is good, and Penn State takes the lead. The drive covered 80 yards in 13 plays, and lasted more than five minutes. PENN STATE 7, INDIANA 0 with 5:20 to go in the first quarter.
8:02 p.m. ET — Penn State on the move on its second possession. They pick up a first down on a 13-yard run by quarterback Sean Clifford. He's hurt Indiana in the past with his legs. They'll need to keep him in check tonight. Next possession, Indiana linebacker Micah McFadden comes up with a tackle for loss, but on fourth down, Penn State goes for it, and Clifford hits Jahan Dotson on an out route for a first down.
7:58 p.m. ET — Indiana back on defense now. They are without standout corner Tiawan Mullen tonight. He's out with a lower leg injury, according to IU media relations folks. Big loss for the Hoosiers. Jaylin Williams and Reese Taylor will have to step up.
7:55 p.m. ET — Terrific throw by Michael Penix Jr on third-and-10, catching tight end Peyton Hendershot open over the middle. The play goes for 35 yards and a first down. It's Penix's only completion so far in his first six throws. A couple of drops in there, though. Indiana forced to punt from the 49, but James Evans' kick goes into the end zone. Penn State to start at the 20.
7:50 p.m. ET — Penn State picks up one first down, but then is forced to punt. Good pressure on quarterback Sean Clifford and he throws wide on third-and-eight. Penn State punts and Indiana takes over on the 14.
7:45 p.m. ET — Indiana goes three-and-out on its first possession. His third-down pass was tipped at the line and Hoosiers were forced to punt.
7:40 p.m. ET — Penn State, dressed in their traditional navy blue jerseys with white pants, wins the toss and defers. Indiana gets it first. Here we go! Fair catch on the kickoff, and Indiana will start on the 25.
7:30 p.m. ET — The game tonight is on ABC, Indiana's first appearance on "Saturday Night Football'' since the prime-time window started in 2006. They're the last Power 5 team to do so. The earlier game, Stanford and Oregon, is in overtime, so our game will start on ESPN News. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath on the call. Here's how to watch: CLICK HERE
7:20 p.m. ET — If you missed it earlier, here is the link to my "GameDay Prediction'' column. CLICK HERE
7:10 p.m. ET — The weather is perfect here tonight, just like an early October night should be. It's clear and 64 degrees at kickoff.