* That sophomore tailback Silas Redd rushed for a career-best 164 yards on 18 carries (9.1-yard average) and scored a touchdown? Redd credits the low-top cleats he switched to. Uh, no. Redd had three straight 100-yard games in the high-tops.
* That 5-7, 155-pound junior wide receiver Devon Smith is beginning to stand really tall? Smith, the fastest player on the team, had six receptions for 110 yards, including a 45-yard scoring strike on a fly pattern.
* That the Lions, gouged for 24 points in the first half, shut out the Wildcats thereafter?
* That backup running back Stephfon Green was freed from JoePa's doghouse to carry nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown? Green, a senior, may have supplanted Curtis Dukes and Brandon Beachum as the primary relief runners.
* That the Lions registered a season-high seven sacks?
* That, thanks to Michigan State's stunning, 37-31 victory over previously undefeated Wisconsin, Penn State is in sole possession of the top spot in the Big Ten Conference's Leaders Division, and has risen to No. 19 in the USA Today coaches poll and 21st in the Associated Press Top 25? But it's way too early to start making reservations for the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 3 in Indianapolis.
* That Paterno tied the late Eddie Robinson for most Division I victories with 408? Bet you already knew that.
* The Lions' home game with Illinois on Saturday has a 3:30 p.m. kickoff, on ABC and ESPN 2?