UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 34-7 victory over Navy on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:
Play of the game: Matt McGloin found Allen Robinson open up the left sideline for a 45-yard touchdown with 6:40 left in the first quarter, pushing Penn State's lead to 14-0 and creating a two-touchdown lead the run-oriented Middles couldn't overcome. Robinson made a nice cutback to elude Navy safety Tra'ves Bush.
Offensive player of the game: Robinson caught five passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns, the last when he alertly grabbed a deflection off teammate Trevor Williams for a 25-yard TD.
Mirror photos by Patrick Waksmunski
Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson pulls in a tipped pass for a touchdown on Saturday.
Defensive player of the game: Nittany Lion safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong made nine tackles, including one for loss, and forced a fumble.
Most telling statistic: The Lions' averaged 17.8 yards on McGloin's 13 passing completions.
Hidden statistic: Penn State has outscored its opponents 28-0 in the first quarter this year.
Most deceiving statistic: Navy ran 83 offensive plays to the Lions' 49.
Best run: PSU linebacker Mike Hull scooped up a fumble and raced 74 yards for a touchdown, extending the Penn State lead to 34-0 early in the fourth quarter.
Best pass: McGloin's first touchdown pass, a 2-yarder to tight end Jesse James, was perfectly placed and followed a scramble.
Worst pass: Navy quarterback Trey Miller, rushed hard by Sean Stanley, forced an interception into traffic in the first quarter, ending the Middies' best early threat.
Best catch: PSU linebacker Gerald Hodges leaped high to snag an interception (see worst pass), stopping a Navy drive at the Lions' 10.
Catch it, will ya: Hodges dropped a second interception in the third quarter. Navy wideout Shawn Lynch, with the Middies down 20-0 in the second quarter, had a chance to catch a long pass in PSU territory but couldn't come up with it. Same with wide receiver Casey Bolena, who was open inside the Lion 5 in the third quarter.
Hold it, won't ya: Lion tailback Curtis Dukes fumbled late in the fourth quarter but recovered.
Best tackle: PSU safety Jake Fagnano filled a hole quickly and stopped Navy's Bo Snelson at the Lions' 7 in the second quarter.
Best hit: Obeng-Agyapong decked Miller, forcing a second-quarter fumble.
Best kick: Didn't see one.
Worst kick: After hitting his first two attempts, Sam Ficken pushed his third extra point to the right.
Best call: Bolena, rolling right with an end around, completed a 33-yard pass to Lynch to open the second half.
Worst call: Even though Ficken had missed an extra point, was surprised Bill O'Brien didn't try to build his confidence with a 25-yard field goal attempt, up 20-0 in the second quarter. Instead, on fourth-and-goal from the Navy 8, McGloin threw an incompletion in the end zone.
Best effort: Michael Mauti made a team-high 12 tackles, including two for loss.
Unsung hero: Lion fullback Michael Zordich rushed 11 times for 50 yards, both career highs.