LIVE BLOG: No. 8 Penn State Nittany Lions at Indiana Hoosiers

Indiana takes on No. 8 Penn State at 3:30 p.m. eastern to kick off their Big Ten season. Follow along for live updates throughout the contest.
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana opens its season on Saturday against Penn State and we're in the press box to chronicle the day's events. Follow along all day in this live blog and we'll keep you updated on everything as the game goes along. 

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The stories on Indiana's win

  1. Here is the complete GAME STORY on Indiana's 36-35 overtime victory over Penn State. CLICK HERE

And coming soon  ....

  • We'll break down the final scoring play that won it.
  • We'll take a look at how Indiana's defense came up big for much of the day.
  • We'll have interviews from both locker rooms.
  • We'll break down the play of both quarterbacks, throw by throw.
  • We'll have our traditional report card and dole out grades.
  • We'll have the latest Big Ten power rankings, which are in total flux after a wild first day of Big Ten action.
  • And Sports Illustrated Indiana publisher and columnist Tom Brew will weigh in on the huge upset victory, which he called but still never saw THIS coming.
  • Keep coming back to HoosiersNow.com as we post them. 

The live blog from the day

7:40 p.m. — Penix ran it himself, dove for the end zone, and the officials originally called it a successful two-point conversion. After review, the play stands. FINAL: INDIANA 36, PENN STATE 35

7:35 p.m. — Penix throws a dime to the corner of the end zone on 3rd and goal to Whop Philyor to match Penn State's touchdown in overtime. Indiana appears like it will go for two to try to win this game. 

7:30 p.m. — On third down, Clifford found Washington in the end zone for the first score of the overtime. (PENN STATE 35, INDIANA 28)

7:21 p.m. — Penn State misses the field goal to win the game after a controversial onside from Indiana. This game is heading to overtime tied at 28. Penn State will get the ball first.

7:14 p.m. — Michael Penix Jr. sneaks it into the end zone for a touchdown. Indiana needed go for two, and Penix took it himself, alluded some defenders and converted it to tie the game with 22 seconds left. (INDIANA 28, PENN STATE 28)

7:01 p.m. — Indiana lets Penn State walk into the end zone so they have a chance to get the ball back. Hoosiers down eight with 1:42 left to play. (PENN STATE 28, INDIANA 20.)

6:52 p.m. — Penn State finally breaks through in the fourth quarter. Clifford finds Jahan Dotson for a 60-yard touchdown catch. Indiana's secondary finally broke down as well. Nittany Lions regain the lead with 2:30 left. Time for the offense to step up. (PENN STATE 21, INDIANA 20.)

6:45 p.m. — After Indiana's offense goes three-and-out, the defense comes up big once again. Cam Jones stops the runner on 4th and 1 to give Indiana's offense the ball back. Hoosiers lead 20-14 with 3:44 to go. 

6:40 p.m. — Huge sequence from Devon Matthews. He breaks up a pass attempt, then he gets a sack on third down to force Penn State to punt. Indiana's secondary has been great today. Hoosiers get the ball back leading by six with 9:19 left to play.  

6:28 p.m. — Charles Campbell makes a 48-yard field goal to extend Indiana's lead with 13:18 left in the fourth quarter. It's Campbell's second make of the day. (INDIANA 20, PENN STATE- 14

6:22 p.m. — A targeting call has been called on Penn State's Jesse Luketa, who drilled Miles Marshall in the head after a first down catch. Marshall has been getting involved on this drive, but that hit had him down on the field for awhile. He was helped off. Luketa was ejected from the game.

6:15 p.m. — On the very last play of the third quarter, Indiana lets Sean Clifford get loose for a 35-yard touchdown run. (END THIRD QUARTER: INDIANA 17, PENN STATE 14)

6:04 p.m. — Michael Penix Jr. is picked off by Lamont Wade. Nittany Lions take right back over. Indiana's offense has struggled tonight.  

6 p.m. — Penn State misses a 47-yard field goal. It's their second missed field goal of the game. Indiana's offense will take over, leading 17-7, with 4:13 left in the third quarter.

5:56 p.m. — Indiana's star cornerback, Tiawan Mullen, went down on the field. He was able to walk off under his own power. Penn State is driving and is at the Indiana 30 with 4:31 left in the third quarter. Hoosiers still lead by 10. 

5:37 p.m. — The second half is underway. Penn State is leading time of possession 20:29 to 9:31. Hoosiers will get the ball to start the second half, leading by 10. 

5:15 p.m. — Indiana's defense continues to impress in the game. Penn State was driving into the redzone, but Jamar Johnson forced a fumble and Jerome Johnson recovered for the team's third takeaway of the game. Hoosiers tried to run out the clock, but Stevie Scott fumbled and Penn State recovered with two seconds left. Penn State missed the field goal. (HALFTIME: INDIANA 17, PENN STATE 7.)

4:55 p.m. — Indiana gets its second interception of the day as Jamar Johnson picks off Sean Clifford and returns it to the Penn State two. Indiana hands it off to Stevie Scott to capitalize off the turnover. Indiana has 17 unanswered points. (INDIANA 17, PENN STATE 7.

4:48 p.m. — Stevie Scott just burst up the middle of the field for a 14-yard touchdown run. Huge drive by Indiana to take the lead with 8:12 left in the second quarter. (INDIANA 10, PENN STATE 7.

4:45 p.m. — Another milestone moment for Indiana. Stevie Scott's most recent carry puts him over 2,000 yards for his career. He has seven carries for 29 yards in this one. 

4:43 p.m. — With Ty Fryfogle's most recent catch, he has now reached over 1,000 receiving yards in his Indiana career. Fryfogle has two catches for 27 yards so far in this one. 

VIEWS: Indiana's defense has been really solid after the opening drive. Nittany Lions haven't been able to move the ball much. Coverage has been solid in the secondary, Hoosiers are looking to create takeaways and they are making tackles. Good bounce back from the Indiana defense after a shaky start.

4:30 p.m. — Charles Campbell comes on and hits a 34-yard field goal to score after Indiana's takeaway. Michael Penix missed a few throws on that possession that would've put the Hoosiers at first-and-goal. (PENN STATE 7, INDIANA 3.

VIEWS: In their first three possessions, Indiana ran the ball on first down every time. Got nothing out of it. Conservative approach early by new offensive coordinator Nick Sheridan. 

4:22 p.m. — Sean Clifford is picked off by Jaylin Williams and Indiana will take over the Penn State 28. Big opportunity for the Hoosiers to find their first points of the game after the takeaway. (END FIRST QUARTER: PENN STATE 7, INDIANA 0).

4:19 p.m. — According to FOX rules official Mike Pereria, that was the correct call on the muffed punt because Micah McFadden went out of bounds. On a muff, once you're out, you're out and the fact that he re-established himself didn't matter. Still, a tough break for the Hoosiers.

4:01 p.m. — Three Indiana players are getting their first career start today. Offensive lineman Mike Katic, linebacker Cam Jones and defensive end Sio Nofoagatotoa.

3:51 p.m. — On fourth-and-goal, Sean Clifford finds tight end Pat Freiermuth for the first score of the game. Penn State scores on its opening drive and takes a 7-0 lead with 7:59 left in the first. (PENN STATE 7, INDIANA 0)

3:42 p.m. — Penn State has received the kickoff. It's 54 degrees in Bloomington with a six mile-per-hour wind going northeast. Perfect weather for the first football game of the season. 

3:40 p.m. — Indiana has won the toss, and elected to defer. Penn State will receive the opening kickoff. 

2:45 p.m. — The inactive list for Indiana football has been made available: Marcelino Ball, Kahlil Benson, Sam Daugstrup, David Ellis, Turon Ivy Jr., Raheem Layne, Samuel Slusher and Khameron Taylor are all out for today's game.

2:40 p.m. — Indiana's latest COVID-19 update: there have been 4,843 tests administered with 4,839 negative and four positive results. There are currently zero active positive cases. 

2:10 p.m.Sophomore David Ellis has been ruled out for today's game against Penn State. Ellis is a dangerous weapon for Indiana who is used to return kicks, as well as in the backfield and as a receiver. It will definitely be a hit to Indiana's offense. Ellis' injury known at the time. Head coach Tom Allen is expected to announce it during his pregame radio show.

2 p.m. — The Hoosiers are on the field, warming up in their candy stripe shorts and black sweatshirts with the equity fist on the front.

2 p.m. — Cutout fans are "seated" behind each end zone. Family members are able to be in attendance, and they are scattered around the west side of the stadium.

NOTES: Indiana hasn't defeated Penn State since 2013, and the Hoosiers have only beaten them once in 23 attempts. Here's the story on that one win against Penn State. CLICK HERE

NOTES: Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. ET. Here's how to watch the game on TV. CLICK HERE