Defense roars as Penn State pastes Northwestern

Defense roars as Penn State pastes Northwestern”

Detect a pattern? The Wildcats went nowhere against fourth-ranked Penn State, which cruised to a 31-7 victory before a decent Ryan Field crowd of 41,061.

Not many running backs in the country can do what Barkley did on this 53-yard touchdown run.

Barkley, the Heisman Trophy frontrunner, finished the first half with minus-1 yard rushing as Northwestern's defense was frequently in the backfield at the handoff.

Barkley scored on a one-yard plunge early in the third quarter to help a stat line that otherwise showed zero rushing yards at the time.

While he was held to his fewest total yardage of the year (107 yards rushing and receiving), Barkley still found a way to sneak in a Heisman moment by taking back the opening kick return back for a touchdown last week.

Trace McSorley ran for a 5-yard score in the fourth quarter after finding backup quarterback Tommy Stevens for a 10-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. McSorley completed 25 of 34 passes.

Penn State will return to action, October 15 at 3 p.m. when the Nittany Lions takes on Maryland in their final Big Ten Network contest of the regular season.

Clayton Thorson threw for 142 yards and two interceptions while getting sacked four times in another rough outing for Northwestern (2-3, 0-2).

It needs to be better in the second half because, just like the game at Iowa, only one or two defensive lapses could swing this game in Northwestern's favor.

Barkley flashed his Heisman form in the third and broke open a 10-0 game.

Reigning Heisman victor Lamar Jackson continues to pile up video game-like numbers (Over 2,000 total yards passing and rushing already), but his Cardinals stumbled early against Clemson and will need to run the table to have his name surface at the top once again.

Penn State improved to 6-0, 3-0. And Penn State had to settle for what it could get rather than what it wanted to take.

The standout junior will look to get back to his typically dynamic ways when the Nittany Lions return to action October 21 against MI at Beaver Stadium.

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