FACTS & FIGURES
The unstoppable force meets the immovable object: Northwestern leads the Big Ten in red zone offense with a 92 percent conversion rate (13 touchdowns); Penn State leads the league in red zone defense (61 percent, six touchdowns). ... The Wildcats had a school-record 704 yards of total offense last week against the Hoosiers. ... Northwestern had first-half leads over Penn State in the teams' previous three meetings before being turned away late by the NIittany Lions. ... Penn State has outscored opponents 49-0 in the first quarter this season and 76-9 in the first half. ... QB Matt McGloin leads the Big Ten in passing (243 yards per game). He's also scored on four quarterback sneaks to lead the team in rushing touchdowns.