NO. 14 FB HOLDS BACK RUTGERS, 35-6
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 14 Penn State (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) held Rutgers (4-6, 3-4 Big Ten) to 200 yards of total offense to extend its home winning streak to 13 games with a 35-6 Homecoming-victory in Big Ten football action Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium.
Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was responsible for three touchdowns, throwing for two and running for one to become Penn State’s sole leader in career touchdowns responsible for with 68, while running back Saquon Barkley added a pair of touchdown runs and set the Penn State all-purpose career yards record with 5,055 in his three seasons. The Nittany Lions had a slower than usual start, failing to score first and failing to score in the first quarter for the first time this season, but they did not look back after falling behind 6-0 in the second quarter, scoring the final 35 points in the game.