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Nittany Lions top Rutgers in Senior Night Delight

Photo by Kathy Reed
By Dom Reed

UNIVERSITY PARK – A senior night delight!

It was Senior Day at University Park with the Penn State Nittany Lions coming into this game 8-2 and Rutgers supporting a 6-4 record.  Both teams coming into the contest being bowl eligible.

It would be the Nits that would come out on top Saturday, winning 27-6.

The Nittany Lions lead the series 31-2 as Penn State is 17-2 at home. That would be put in question early as the Scarlet Knights took an early 3-0 lead.

Jai Patel would connect on a 35-yard field goal.

The Scarlet Knights would only score three more points Patel cut into the deficit while time expired in the first half connecting on a 28-yard field goal.

The Nittany Lions started out slow leading Rutgers 10-6 at the half.

Penn State would turn on the burners in the second half scoring 17 points in the second half.

Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and his strong defense shut out the Scarlet Knights in the second half.

Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt went 10/16 for 130 yards. Running back Kyle Monangai gave the Nittany Lions trouble early as Penn State struggled early stopping the run game.

Monangai rushed for 39 yards on 16 carries but the Lions would make it difficult late in the game.

Receiver Isaiah Washington led in receiving yards for the Scarlet Knights on five receptions on 55 yards.

Wimsatt coughed up two fumbles against the elite Lions Defense. Defensive end Chop Robinson reckond the Rutgers offense forcing a fumble in the second half. Wimsatt also was picked off late in the fourth quarter by Kevin Winston Jr with 8:27remaining in regulation.

Drew Allar went 6/13 throwing for 79 yards leaving the game early with an injury  Allar went without throwing a touchdown and without a rushing touchdown. Beau Pribula went off scoring  a touchdown on a one yard rushing touchdown to extend the lead 27-6.

Pribula would be the star in the game. Kaytron Allen found the end zone twice rushing for 69 yards Nicholas Singleton rushed for 61 yards on 11 carries while coughing up a fumble on the fourth drive of the game.

All scoring drives ended in the running game Penn State didn’t score a touchdown today at all through air in the game.

Pribula toughness strong defense leads to a Penn State win on Senior day 27-6.     

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