STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It was a gorgeous afternoon in Happy Valley for Penn State's home opener. Packed stands for the first time since 2019 and the home team delivers a complete performance in front of the fans.
The offense came out and established themselves right away. Noah Cain caps off a methodical 13-play, 78 yard drive. The lions take advantage of a soft cardinals defense and take what they give them. When they get the ball back after a stout defense. Clifford goes back to work connecting with Keyvonne Lee inside the ten yard line which sets up an under center QB sneak for a score. Two possessions, two touchdowns.
Later on it was Jahan Dotson who made it look easy on the hitch, as he wiggles in from 25 yards out and the lead grows to 24-3.
The defense wasn't about to be outdone, Jesse Luketa, makes agreat one handed grab dropping into the flats, and that would be a pick six.
In all phases Penn state takes care of business with a 44-13 victory in front of a juiced up crowd of over 105 thousand. You could see a sprinkling of empty seats. That will not be the case next week as Penn State hosts Auburn in the whiteout game.