Because the season is winding down, Penn State is rolling.
The Nittany Lions used a robust second half and overwhelmed Michigan State, 39-24, Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium.
The win was PSU’s third straight after opening the season 0-5 and marked the Lions’ first house victory of 2020.
Whether or not the Nittany Lions can have one other recreation this season is unclear because the Large Ten has not but introduced plans for its “championship week” matchups and should achieve this on Sunday.
Penn State fell behind 21-10 within the first half as MSU quarterback Payton Thorne, in his first begin, accomplished 10 of 12 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns.
The Nits’ protection responded within the second half. The Lions solely allowed the Spartans a discipline aim, and a pair of landing passes from Sean Clifford to freshman Parker Washington keyed 29-3 second-half domination.
Jahan Dotson was the offensive chief for the Lions with eight catches for 108 yards, and his 81-yard punt return for a landing prolonged the result in 39-24 with 11:24 remaining.
Clifford wound up 17-of-27 for 232 yards and two touchdowns passing. He additionally rushed 9 instances for 48 yards and a 31-yard rating.
Backup quarterback Will Levis rushed 15 instances for 36 yards and a TD and went 3-for-3 for 54 yards in his first passing makes an attempt in three video games.
Thorne wound up 22-of-39 for 325 yards.
Michigan State dropped to 2-5 on the season.