Penn State opened up the scoring fast on their first drive on a 49 yard strike from Clark to Royster.
Penn State 7, Syracuse 0
With a sack by Odrick and Latimore forcing a Syracuse punt, the Lions answer with a 96-yard drive with some big passes to Zug and Powell.
Unfortunately a poor hand-off on fourth and goal kills the PSU drive, but the Lion defense stiffens and forces Syracuse to go three-and out. Penn State stalled with a short field again, but a sharp Boone punt was downed at the 2-yard line. Odrick and company blew up Paulus, forcing another three-and-out.
Finally Penn State sparked their running game with an outside scramble by Royster for a 12-yard touchdown.
Penn State 14, Syracuse 0
Penn State forced another Orange punt, but after putting a drive together from inside their own 5-yard line, Clark's pass to Moye is intercepted.
Syracuse mounts a drive, but after a series of reviews, mis-calls and spot confusion by the Big East officials Syracuse hooks a 50-yard field goal attempt wide left.
PSU defense immediately forced another Syracuse punt. Penn State drives down to open the second half and scores on a 20-yard pass from Clark to Zug.
Penn State 21, Syracuse 0
Syracuse mounted a 12-play, 50-yard drive. But Mike Williams drops a fourth down touchdown pass and turns it over on downs.
Penn State's defense stiffens and punishes Paulus forcing him to panic. Sean Lee grabs a sack for a loss of 13-yards.
On Syracuse's next drive Odrick deflected a pass which was intercepted by Stupar and taken to the two yard line. After two inside stops, Clark rolled right and hit TE Shuler for a touchdown.
Penn State 28, Syracuse 0
Newsome got in under center and proceeded to cough up a fumble. Paulus passed for a 16-yard touchdown.
Penn State 28, Syracuse 7 - FINAL