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Christian Hackenberg drives 32 yards, converts fourth down play action on first collegiate drive

A summary of Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg's first collegiate drive.

Christian Hackenberg drives 32 yards, converts fourth down play action on first collegiate drive

Christian Hackenberg took no time to let his first Penn State drive sink in. 

In an extremely fast-paced drive, Hackenberg led the Nittany Lions 32 yards into Syracuse territory. The 18-year-old freshman completed all three of his pass attempts, including one on a fourth down play action deep in Penn State’s own territory. 

The drive culminated in a punt, by Hackenberg himself. He pooch kicked the ball for a touchback as the drive stalled on Syracuse’s 42-yard line. 

Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson did not play on the first drive. Hackenberg’s first career completion was to running back Zach Zwinak, who had lined up wide. 

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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