Citrus Bowl scoring summary
Kentucky 3, Penn State 0: The Lions had fourth-and-2 from their 33 on the game’s opening possession and tried a fake punt. The direct snap went to Johnathan Thomas, who was stuffed for no gain. Kentucky took over at the PSU 33, and Benny Snell ran for 16 yards on the first play. The Wildcats stalled at the 9, and Miles Butler kicked a 28-yard field goal with 12:23 left in the first.
Kentucky 10, Penn State 0: The Lions had to punt from their own 2 after a bad series, and Lynn Bowden returned the kick 58 yards for a touchdown with 45 seconds left in the quarter.
Kentucky 10, Penn State 7: McSorley got going on the ground, gaining 9 yards and then 20 to get to the Kentucky 46. A quick hitter to KJ Hamler turned into a 41-yard gain to the 1, and McSorley hit tight end Nick Bowers on the next play with 13:56 left in the half.
Kentucky 17, Penn State 7: The Wildcats had only 87 yards of offense in the first half, but they easily moved 65 yards down the field on the first drive of the second half to score a TD. Snell went for 32 yards on the first play to start the drive and later finished it with a 2-yard TD with 12:38 left in the third.
Kentucky 20, Penn State 7: Kentucky put together another strong drive its next possession, mixing the run and pass to get to the PSU 4. PSU held, and Butler kicked a 28-yard field goal with 3:48 to go in the quarter.
Kentucky 27, Penn State 7: McSorley underthrew Juwan Johnson on a deep pass and was intercepted by Lonnie Johnson, who returned it 24 yards. Snell hit Bowden on a pass that turned into a 54-yard gain to the PSU 12, and Snell scored on the next play with 1:35 left in the third.
Kentucky 27, Penn State 14: McSorley got the PSU offense going with a couple of runs and later hit Thompkins for 24 yards to the Kentucky 3. McSorley scored from a yard out two plays later with 13:37 to play.
Kentucky 27, Penn State 21: McSorley converted a third-and-18 with a 24-yard pass to Jahan Dotson, then hit Pat Freiermuth for 20 yards on the next play to the Kentucky 24. McSorley found Freiermuth for an 18-yard TD two plays later with 9:00 to go.
Kentucky 27, Penn State 24: The Lions got the ball at their 25 with 7:48 left and drove downfield, highlighted by McSorley hitting Bowers for a 25-yard play to convert second-and-16. Sanders converted a third-and-10 by going for 13 yards on a draw to the Kentucky 17. It was fourth-and-7 at the 14 when James Franklin made a tough decision to kick a field goal instead of going for it. Jake Pinegar booted a 32-yarder with 4:12 left to make it a three-point game, but PSU never got the ball back and lost.