MSU: Lions Blow Out Spartans 42-14

After a slow start Penn State had a 28-point third quarter to blow out the Spartans in East Lansing. Daryll Clark had a career game with four touchdown passes. Get a review of the game here.


The Lions and Spartans traded the ball back and forth a few times with solid defensive play and some conservative offensive approaches.

After an ill-advised first down celebration by MSU's QB, the PSU defense seemed to ignite, forcing a punt on third and 23, despite a pathetic running into the kicker call.

Penn State 0, Michigan State 0


Both teams continued to trade the ball back and forth. Penn State finally set up a 38-yard field goal, but Wagner missed wide right.

Penn State 0, Michigan State 0

Finally, with 2:10 left in the half, PSU breaks in the scoreboard with a 29-yard touchdown strike to Quarless.

Penn State 7, Michigan State 0

However, the Spartans decide to get into the scoring and march 87 yards in 1:25 to tie up the game.

Penn State 7, Michigan State 7


First Downs: PSU 12, MSU 10
Total Yards: PSU 242, MSU 193
Passing Yards: PSU 163, MSU 133
Rushing Yards: PSU 79, MSU 60
Total Plays: PSU 37, MSU 35
Penalties: PSU 2/10, MSU 1/10
Turnovers: PSU 0, MSU 0
TOP: PSU 15:24, MSU 14:36

Clark: 11 for 19 for 163 yards, 1 TD
Royster: 8 carries for 71 yards
Drake: 1 carry for 18 yards
Zug: 2 catches for 40 yards
Moye: 3 catches for 34 yards
Quarless: 1 catch for 29 yards, 1 TD


On the opening drive Penn State got a big kickoff return to the PSU 45 from Green. On the ensuing drive the Lions marched 55 yards on three plays with help from a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty to score on a 14-yard halfback toss from Drake to Quarless.

Penn State 14, Michigan State 7

After trading the ball a few times, PSU managed another scoring drive on the legs of Royster who broke the 100-yard mark. The touchdown was a 30-yard pass from Clark to Suhey.

Penn State 21, Michigan State 7

On MSU's next drive Cousin's tosses am interception to Sukay. On the first offensive play Clark hits Zug on a 32-yard touchdown strike.

Penn State 28, Michigan State 7

On the next MSU drive, Lee grabbed a second consecutive interception for PSU. Penn State used the opportunity to blow open the game as Clark hit Zug on the move.

Penn State 35, Michigan State 7


After a few traded drives, Newsome stepped in and helped to drive PSU down the field for a touchdown to officially make it a blowout.

Penn State 42, Michigan State 14

With Penn State's defensive backups in Michigan State manages to avoid a second half shutout, scoring on a deep pass.

Penn State 42, Michigan State 14


First Downs: PSU 24, MSU 16
Total Yards: PSU 512, MSU 333
Passing Yards: PSU 324, MSU 239
Rushing Yards: PSU 188, MSU 94
Total Plays: PSU 70, MSU 59
Penalties: PSU 6/27, MSU 6/60
Turnovers: PSU 0, MSU 2
TOP: PSU 33:56, MSU 26:04

Clark: 19 for 27 for 310 yards, 4 TD
Royster: 13 carries for 114 yards
Drake: 1 carry for 18 yards
Zug: 4 catches for 99 yards, 2 TDs
Moye: 4 catches for 56 yards
Quarless: 4 catch for 62 yards, 2 TDs


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