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Daquan Hardy Shines as Penn State Crushes UMass 63-0 on Homecoming

Daequan Hardy and Cam Miller

Daequan Hardy returned two punts for touchdowns and Drew Allar threw for three touchdowns as Penn State defeated UMass, 63-0 on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium.

After forcing a punt and a fumble, Penn State got on the board first when Daequan Hardy fielded a punt and scored on a 61-yard touchdown to put Penn State up 7-0.

After forcing another punt, Penn State QB Drew Allar scored on a one-yard run that capped off an eight-play, 71-yard drive that was highlighted by a 21-yard reception by Trey Wallace.

After forcing another punt–notice a trend here?–Kaytron Allen scored on a nine-yard run to cap off a seven-play, 80-yard drive. Allen set the tone of the drive on an 18-yard run in the first play of the drive.

On its next drive, Allar connected with Tyler Warren on a seven-yard touchdown that capped off a seven-play, 39-yard drive.

Penn State was up 28-0 at halftime and didn’t take its foot off the gas when they got back on the field.

After taking possession to start the second half, Allar connected with Theo Johnson for a 30-yard touchdown. The play capped off a five-play-51-yard drive.

After forcing another yet another punt, Allar connected with Johnson again on an 18-yard touchdown to finish off an eight-play, 54-yard drive.

After a three-and-out, Hardy scored on a 61-yard punt return touchdown. Driver is the first player in school history to score two punt returns for touchdowns in the same game.

After an interception by Keaton Ellis, Trey Potts scored on a two-yard touchdown that capped off a four-play, 49-yard drive.

Penn State had 14 tackles for loss and seven sacks in the game.

Late in the fourth quarter Beau Pribula scored on a 31-yard touchdown run.

Penn State will travel to Ohio State next weekend, while UMass will face Army on Oct. 28.

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