On Penn State’s first possession, quarterback Sean Clifford got his bell rung by Auburn’s Owen Pappone.
It looked like Clifford would convert a 3rd and 9 with his feet but Pappone had other ideas.
Clifford immediately got up, but one play later, Penn State ran a sneak on 4th and short and didn’t get it.
Penn State and Auburn are scoreless in the first quarter.
Here is the hit, and how Twitter reacted to it.
Crazy that Clifford got right up after taking this hit pic.twitter.com/4yYlgjOp7i
— Alex Rocco (@AlexRocco13_) September 17, 2022
Hit of the year so far. Owen Pappoe absolutely obliterates Penn State QB Sean Clifford. Amazing part is Pappoe is able to deliver that hit without targeting. It was a clean hit in an era when targeting is seemingly called on just about every hit of that nature.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) September 17, 2022
Someone go check on Sean Clifford pic.twitter.com/vnSoXNYRhV
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) September 17, 2022
Sean Clifford just took one of the biggest hits I’ve ever seen a college quarterback take. Good lord: pic.twitter.com/9oJBTcQJ0j
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 17, 2022
Sean Clifford just got absolutely plummeted. Scary stuff
— Seth Engle (@bigsengtweets) September 17, 2022
Sean Clifford got TRUCKED pic.twitter.com/Ewdk27UOge
— Paid for Play College Sports Hour (@PaidForPlay) September 17, 2022
SEAN CLIFFORD JUSY GOT OBLITERATED pic.twitter.com/f5Q0Hoj7X8
— Dylan (@TheBeardedPod) September 17, 2022
Welcome to the SEC, Sean Clifford. Wow. pic.twitter.com/SRV3LUnIT3
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) September 17, 2022