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Penn State hangs on, upsets No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24
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Penn State's Adam Breneman (81) gets past Wisconsin's Nate Hammon for a 68-yard touchdown catch during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
November 30, 2013, 7:13 pm

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns, and Penn State pounced on a slew of blunders before holding off a late rally to upset No. 14 Wisconsin 31-24 on Saturday.

Hackenberg, a freshman, showed the poise of a veteran in dissecting a tough defense. Eugene Lewis caught two touchdowns, including a 59-yarder for a 17-point lead with 13 minutes to go.

The Nittany Lions (7-5, 4-4 Big Ten) secured a statement win against a team that had been dominant all year at home. Joel Stave threw for three touchdowns for Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2), though Penn State capitalized on second-half interceptions, turning one into Lewis' long TD.

The Badgers got within a touchdown late, but were picked off in the end zone with 1 second left.

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