LG&T: Penn State Wins Over Big 10 Rival RutgersPosted: Updated:
New Brunswick, NJ - The No. 14 Penn State Nittany Lions traveled to HighPoint.com Stadium to take on Big East rival Rutgers on Saturday, defeating the Scarlet Knights 20-7.
Penn State's offense dominated, scoring 20 unanswered points, courtesy of two touchdown receptions by freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth and a pair of field goals. Quarterback Trace McSorley went 17-of-37 passing for 183 yards with two touchdowns, an interception, and 39 yards rushing on seven carries, setting the school record for 30 career wins for the Nittany Lions. This game also put Trace McSorley in the Big Ten history books as the third quarterback to surpass 100 career touchdowns,behind Drew Brees (Purdue) and J.T. Barrett (Ohio State) respectively.
The Nittany Lions defense also performed admirably, holding Rutgers to 234 yards of offense and totaling 11.0 tackles for loss, four sacks and three forced turnovers on downs. Rutgers was able to put points on the board much later in the game, but the touchdown by team offensive leader Raheem Blackshear was not enough.
The Nittany Lions are third in the Big 10 East, and will be returning to Happy Valley to face conference opponent Maryland next Saturday.