Nothing to Roar About

Nothing clicked for Wisconsin on Saturday night against No.6 Penn State. The Badgers were out scored 24-0 in the second half and watched Penn State deliver Wisconsin its worst home defeat since 1989.

MADISON - Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark passed for 244 yards and one touchdown and running back Evan Royster ran for another as No.6 Penn State crushed Wisconsin 48-7 in front of 81,524 fans Saturday night.

The 41-point margin of defeat is the worst home loss since a 51-3 loss to No.3 Miami under head coach Don Morton in 1989.

Full report from Badger Nation to follow ...

First Half First Quarter

3-0 Penn State

6 plays, 19 yards, 2:41 TOP, 5:28 remaining

FG Kevin Kelly 50

Key Play: The drive was set up by a shank punt off the foot of Brad Nortman. Kelly's field goal could have been made from at least 65 yards. Extremely impressive kick.

Second Quarter

10-0 Penn State

9 plays, 51 yards, 4:41 TOP, 10:46 remaining

Evan Royster two-yard run (Kelly kick)

Key Play: On third and five, Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark found some running room up the middle and was able to move the chains with a nine-yard gain, earning a first down on the UW 3.

17-0 Penn State

9 plays, 51 yards, 4:41 TOP, 10:46 remaining

Derrick Williams 63-yard punt return (Kelly kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's special teams seemed like they were running in quicksand. Williams ran right by two Badgers after he first caught the kick and then nobody was ever remotely close to making a stop.

17-7 Penn State

10 plays, 85 yards, 5:43 TOP, 4:21 remaining

Allan Evridge 5-yard run (Phil Welch kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin completed a pass! Finally! Evridge hit Beckum on a crossing route over the middle of the field and the senior tight end didn't encounter a defender until he was forced out of bounds 42 yards later.

24-7 Penn State

1 plays, 16 yards, :08 TOP, 1:24 remaining

Daryll Clark 2-yard run (Kelly kick)

Key Play: Evridge committed his fourth fumble in the last three games when he was stripped from behind after stepping up in the pocket to avoid the rush. To make matters worse, the ball hit Evridge's leg and rolled right to a Penn State linebacker Josh Hull.

Second Half Third Quarter

31-7 Penn State

6 plays, 76 yards, 2:28 TOP, 12:27 remaining

Daryll Clark 4-yard run (Kelly kick)

Key Play: Wisconsin's defense had looked decent throughout the first half and were the victims of poor field position. On the first drive of this half, the Badgers committed a 15-yard interference penalty and allowed four plays of over 11 yards.

38-7 Penn State

7 plays, 82 yards, 3:24 TOP, 7:22 remaining

Deon Butler 44-yard pass from Clark (Kelly kick)

Key Play: On the touchdown catch, Allen Langford knew he was beat and attempted to grab Deon Butler but slipped to the turf, making the Penn State senior wide open.

41-7 Penn State

8 plays, 35 yards, 3:07 TOP, 3:15 remaining

FG Kevin Kelly 30

Key Play: On probably his last pass of the evening, Allan Evridge throws a pass without seeing the Penn State defender. Dustin Sherer is now in at quarterback.

Fourth Quarter

48-7 Penn State

8 plays, 51 yards, 3:39 TOP, 2:40 remaining

Pat Delvin one-yard run (Kelly kick)

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