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True Freshmen Shine as Penn State Dominates Ohio, 46-10

Penn State freshmen Drew Allar and Nicholas Singleton impressed as Penn State overwhelms Ohio by the score of 46-10 in their home opener on Saturday afternoon.

On its first possession of the game, Penn State struck first on a one-yard touchdown run by Sean Clifford on a drive that took 12 plays and 77 yards that featured an 11-yard run by Singleton and a 16-yard completion to Tyler Warren on a 4th and 2.

After Penn State forced a punt, Singleton scored a 70-yard touchdown run on the second play of the drive that took two plays and 85 yards to put the Nittany Lions up 14-0.

Penn State led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Penn State then got a safety when Ohio QB Kurtis Roarke fumbled in the end zone and recovered his fumble to preserve Penn State from scoring a touchdown.

Penn State (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten made the score 9-0 on a 25-yard field goal by Jake Pinegar field goal, ending a 10-play, 49-yard drive that featured runs of seven and 11 yards from Kaytron Allen, a 14-yard reception by Mitchell Tinsley and a 22-yard reception by Allen.

Ohio (1-1) got on the board on a one-yard run by Sieh Bingura on an 8-play, 75-yard drive that featured a 15-yard completion to Sam Wiglusz, a hook and ladder play to Wiglusz for 22 yards, and a Jacoby Jones pass to Roarke for 17 yards.

Penn State struck back right back before the half when Clifford connected with Tinsley on a 7-yard touchdown pass to end an 8-play -75 yard drive that featured a 34-yard catch and run by Parker Washington to put Penn State up 34-7 at the half.

Clifford finished 19 for 27 for 213 yards with one touchdown passing and rushing.

Singleton recorded the first 100-yard rushing performance for the Nittany Lions since Keyvone Lee in 2020.

In his second drive of the second half true freshman Drew Allar came in the game and threw his first collegiate touchdown pass, connecting with fellow true freshman Onari Evans on a 32-yard  pass to put Penn State up by four scores.

Two drives later Singleton scored on a 44-yard touchdown, breaking a tackle and going down the sideline for the score that capped off a 3-play, 52-play drive to put Penn State 40-7 and that was the score at the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Allar connected with Khalil Dinkins on a 28-yard touchdown pass for his second touchdown pass of the day to cap off a 9-play, 55-yard drive.

Nathanial Vakos connected on a 21-yard field goal for Ohio that concluded a 15-play, 76-yard scoring drive.

Penn State will travel to Auburn next Saturday, while Ohio will travel to Iowa State next Saturday.

 

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