Kain Colter’s 10-yard touchdown run gave Northwestern the lead 21-17 after an 11-play, 72-yard drive. The Wildcats made the score 28-17 when Venric Mark returned a punt for a touchdown.
Matt McGloin’s eight-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson marked Penn State’s lone points in the quarter and capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive.
Penn State will start the fourth quarter with possession on its own 27-yard line.
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