Sunday, November 29, 2015

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. 

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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