Drought ends: PSU beats Michigan for first win

The bleeding has stopped.

Penn State rode a stingy defense and a strong running game to record its first victory of the season, beating Michigan, 27-17, Saturday at Michigan Stadium.

The Nittany Lions, now 1-5, got rushing touchdowns from both its quarterbacks, Sean Clifford, who started, and Will Levis, who entered in the goal-line offense.

Michigan fell to 2-4.

Freshman running back Keyvone Lee made his first career start and led the Lions with 134 yards on 22 carries and a 6-yard game-opening touchdown.

The Lions rushed for a season-high 260 yards on the day.

Clifford completed 17-of-28 passes for 163 yards and added 73 yards on nine carries.

Penn State did not commit a turnover, which had plaqued the Lions during their 0-5 start.

The Nits’ defense, which had allowed 30 points in six straight games, dating back to the 2019 Cotton Bowl, limited Michigan to four conversions on 12 third-down attempts and one of three on fourth down.

The Mirror will have a complete report in Monday’s Penn State Extra.


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