Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Rutgers vs. Penn State live stream

Rutgers vs. Penn State live stream

McSorley became Penn State's all-time touchdown leader with 68, overtaking Daryll Clark's record of 65 with one rushing and two passing scores.

But McSorley took over on the drive after the second field goal, hitting Mike Gesicki for 19 yards and DaeSean Hamilton for 25 to set up his own 20-yard run for the touchdown, and the Lions never trailed again. McSorley faces Nebraska next.

The win now puts Penn State at 8-2 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

With its Big Ten title hopes dashed along with dreams of making the College Football Playoff, many wondered during the course of the week what kind of mood Penn State would be in ahead of a Noon kick against a foe its beaten plenty of times over the years.

On Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium, Rutgers struck first as the Nittany Lions didn't take the initial lead for the first time all year. On paper, they're all winnable games that Penn State will be favored in starting with this weekend's tilt with the Scarlet Knights.

Fortunately, the Penn State defense held the Scarlet Knights to a field goal.

The second half, like many second halves for Rutgers this season, was less than stellar, with the defense allowing 3 touchdowns and the offense only collecting 79 of its 200 total yards.

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Gio Rescigno converted a fourth-and-1 from the Rutgers 44 with a 3-yard sneak, and later scurried about the pocket before completing a 12-yard pass to Mohamed Jabbie on third-and-9. Penn State is No. 16 in the AP Poll. Though Barkley has rushed for just 107 yards in the past two losses, he's the best player on the field and can break a long run at any moment.

Rutgers opened the game with a short kickoff in an attempt to keep the ball out of Saquon Barkley's hands.

That mid-second quarter touchdown gave Penn State a lead it would not give up, as it would follow that up with 2 touchdowns from Barkley and 1 apiece for Gesicki and Hamilton.

Kudos should be give for holding the inept RU attack without a first down from early in the second quarter until late in the fourth quarter, though. The Lions finally woke up on offense, leading 14-6 at halftime. They did score on the next two possessions.

Penn State should be ready to play back in front of their home crowd, but if the sting of the past two losses stings, they could find themselves overlooking a Rutgers defense that has come away with some ugly wins in 2017.

His first TD run came two snaps after a gadget play. It was a four-play drive that saw the Scarlet Knights fake a punt and fail to convert. Barkley capped the drive with a 4-yard run.

PSU immediately answered with a McSorley-keyed touchdown march consisting of four plays and covering 65 yards.

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