Drew Allar threw for 325 yards and two touchdowns to KeAndre Lambert-Smith as Penn State pulled away from West Virginia 38-15 Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.
After a West Virginia punt on the opening drive, Penn State stuck its first drive of the game when Allar found Lambert-Smith for a 72-yard touchdown to cap off a four-play 94-yard drive.
Penn State led West Virginia 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
West Virginia tied the game with C.J. Donaldson scoring on a one-yard run. West Virginia exposed the middle of Penn State’s defensive line during the drive, highlighted by another Allar pitch and catch by Allar to Lambert-Smith for 30 yards.
Penn State answered with a two-yard touchdown by Nicholas Singleton in the classic Wing-T formation that capped off a ten-play, 81-yard drive.
After West Virginia got stopped on downs, Penn State had a promising drive that got squandered by a 38-yard missed field goal by Sander Sayahyak.
After a Penn State stop near the first half, Sayahyak missed a 34-yard field goal toward the end of the first half.
Penn State led West Virginia 14-7 at the end of the first half.
After exchanging three and outs to start the second half, Allar connected with Lambert-Smith for his second touchdown of the game on a 12-yard touchdown pass.
Penn State forced another turnover on downs on the ensuing drive after an otherwise impressive derive where West Virginia drove the ball inside the 30-yard line.
Penn State led 21-7 at the end of the third quarter.
Alex Felkins converted a 24-yard field goal to start the fourth quarter, and Penn State stopped Vest Virginia on downs for the third time in the game.
Penn State sealed the game with a 25-yard touchdown reception from Malik McClain from Allar.
Gerald Greene scored a one-yard touchdown to end the scoring for West Virginia.
Beau Primula rushed for a 5-yard touchdown to end the scoring.
Penn State dominated despite missing two field goals, but concerns do remain at wide receiver (dropped passes) and interior defensive line. However, Allar’s first start was very impressive and lived up to the hype.
Penn State will be right back to action next Saturday to face Delaware at Beaver Stadium.