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Williams had a 39-yard touchdown catch over the middle to give Penn State a 7-0 lead, and he added a 36-yard scoring run on an end-around in the fourth quarter. The senior captain finished with 62 yards on four receptions, and 61 yards rushing on four carries.
Yet the Hoosiers still had designs on an upset after staying close to Penn State through the soggy first half.
Thigpen bounced out from a crowd on a run up the middle and found two blockers around the edge to escort him untouched down the sideline for his long TD run that silenced the crowd and evened the score at 7-7.
But the second half has been a problem all year for the Hoosiers, who came into the game being outscored 163-68 after halftime, and Saturday was no different.
Coming off the worst performance of the season at Iowa, Clark bounced back by going 20-of-36 passing. He softened the Indiana defense by hitting receivers over the middle, but the quarterback also fumbled twice and threw a deep interception into double coverage on a pass intended for Butler.
Butler finished with 56 yards on five catches. He broke the school's career reception record of 167, previously held by Bobby Engram.
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