Sunday, October 4, 2015

Penn State-Michigan State halftime update


Penn State-Michigan State halftime update



1. This is a different Penn State team than the one that slogged through the last two games. As a matter of fact, this team looks a lot like the team that breezed through the first eight games of the season. Quarterback Daryll Clark has regained his mojo ("Yeah, baby!") and the defense has been all over Spartans quarterback Brian Hoyer.

2. The Lions scored on each of their first three possessions in the second quarter. The first drive was the longest in terms of yards (86) for Penn State this season. Fullback Dan Lawlor finished off the scourge with a 4-yard TD run up the middle. The second drive was another long one, with Clark waltzing into the end zone from a yard out. The third score came the first play after safety Anthony Scirrotto intercepted Hoyer. Clark hit Derrick Williams on a post and Williams did a great job of shielding the defender and going up for the 32-yard TD catch. Whew. Penn State leads, 28-0, and Beaver Stadium is in full shake mode.

3. I think you can start booking those Pasadena flights.

Halftime score: Penn State 28, Michigan State 7

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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 will be 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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