SYR: PSU vs. SU Quick-Cap
Evan Royster Penn State
FightOnState.com
Posted Sep 12, 2009


Get in-game updates of Penn State's clash with Syracuse at Beaver Stadium right here.

FIRST QUARTER

Penn State opened up the scoring fast on their first drive on a 49 yard strike from Clark to Royster.

Penn State 7, Syracuse 0

With a sack by Odrick and Latimore forcing a Syracuse punt, the Lions answer with a 96-yard drive with some big passes to Zug and Powell.

SECOND QUARTER

Unfortunately a poor hand-off on fourth and goal kills the PSU drive, but the Lion defense stiffens and forces Syracuse to go three-and out. Penn State stalled with a short field again, but a sharp Boone punt was downed at the 2-yard line. Odrick and company blew up Paulus, forcing another three-and-out.

Finally Penn State sparked their running game with an outside scramble by Royster for a 12-yard touchdown.

Penn State 14, Syracuse 0

Penn State forced another Orange punt, but after putting a drive together from inside their own 5-yard line, Clark's pass to Moye is intercepted.

Syracuse mounts a drive, but after a series of reviews, mis-calls and spot confusion by the Big East officials Syracuse hooks a 50-yard field goal attempt wide left.

THIRD QUARTER

PSU defense immediately forced another Syracuse punt. Penn State drives down to open the second half and scores on a 20-yard pass from Clark to Zug.

Penn State 21, Syracuse 0

Syracuse mounted a 12-play, 50-yard drive. But Mike Williams drops a fourth down touchdown pass and turns it over on downs.

FOURTH QUARTER

Penn State's defense stiffens and punishes Paulus forcing him to panic. Sean Lee grabs a sack for a loss of 13-yards.

On Syracuse's next drive Odrick deflected a pass which was intercepted by Stupar and taken to the two yard line. After two inside stops, Clark rolled right and hit TE Shuler for a touchdown.

Penn State 28, Syracuse 0

Newsome got in under center and proceeded to cough up a fumble. Paulus passed for a 16-yard touchdown.

Penn State 28, Syracuse 7 - FINAL

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