PSU-Purdue scoring summary
Penn State 7, Purdue 0: The Lions moved downfield quickly on their first possession, highlighted by a nifty 15-yard keeper from Sean Clifford after a fake handoff. Clifford hit Daniel George for 9 yards to convert a third-and-8 at the Purdue 32, then on the next play Clifford hit KJ Hamler for a 23-yard TD with 10:22 left in the first.
Penn State 14, Purdue 0: KJ Hamler returned a punt 26 yards to the Purdue 33 to start PSU’s second possession. Clifford ran for 5 yards and a first down, and a targeting penalty on the play moved the Lions to the 11. On third-and-2 from the 3, Clifford faked a pass, avoided pressure and scrambled into the end zone with 7:04 to go in the quarter.
Penn State 21, Purdue 0: Clifford hit Jahan Dotson over the middle for a nice gain, then the receiver ran around the left side, got some good blocking from Daniel George and raced to a 72-yard TD with 5:20 left in the first.
Penn State 28, Purdue 0: Clifford hit tight end Nick Bowers for a 48-yard gain to the Purdue 9. The Lions appeared to have stalled on a failed third-down pass, but Purdue was flagged for roughing the passer, giving the Lions first-and-goal at the 4. Clifford found tight end Pat Freiermuth for a 7-yard TD with 14:17 to go in the half.
Penn State 28, Purdue 7: Clifford was intercepted by Simeon Smiley on a deep pass to KJ Hamler, who wasn’t expecting the throw. QB Jack Plummer connected with David Bell for a 43-yard gain to the PSU 18. On third down, Plummer hit Amad Anderson for a 15-yard TD with 7:18 to go in the half.
Penn State 35, Purdue 7: Clifford hit Daniel George for 22 yards to jumpstart a drive. Noah Cain finished it off with a 22-yard run to the 2 and then a 2-yard TD with 5:44 remaining.