Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Penn State-Indiana third quarter update


Penn State-Indiana third quarter update


1. Now that's more like it. Penn State took the opening series of the second half 61 yards for a touchdown, expanding its lead to 17-7. Daryll Clark made a couple of nice throws and Evan Royster, who limped off earlier in the drive and who has looked banged up, made a highlight reel run for the score. The sophomore running back ran inside of a Dan Lawlor block, cut away from one defender and shook two would-be tacklers for a 19-yard touchdown.

2. The Lions continue to pass up opportunities to put up seven points when inside the red zone. They settled for another Kevin Kelly field goal and now lead, 20-7.

3. If there was any doubt, Penn State officially put this game away with a Clark-to-Deon Butler 6-yard TD strike. The Lions are ahead, 27-7, with 2:31 to go in the quarter. Indiana, meanwhile, can't do anything on offense. Quarterback Kellen Lewis re-injured his ankle at the end of the first half, but came back and started the second half. He probably should have stayed on the sidelines. He hasn't been very accurate and his receivers can't seem to get open against the Lions' so-so secondary.

4. Colleague Rich Scarcella of the Reading Eagle said that this will be a game five years from now that you wouldn't be able to remember a thing about. I couldn't agree more.


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.

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