Penn State Defeats Central Michigan, 33-14

Written by on September 26, 2022

(14) Penn State defeated Central Michigan by a score of 33-14. This makes the Nittany Lions a perfect (4-0, 1-0) and Central Michigan falls to (1-3, 0-0)

Central Michigan had two touchdowns called back in this game, do the math and this score is a lot closer. Penn State also had two touchdown drives that started at the Central Michigan 15 and 7 yard lines.

Penn State started out with a 14-0 lead in this game but did surrender the lead giving up 14 straight points. The Nittany Lions didn’t look back from there but against high quality Big Ten opponents, you can’t let go of early advantages on the scoreboard.

It seems week to week that Brenton Strange is becoming even more of a focal point to Penn State’s offense. This week Strange had 5 catches for 42 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the season Strange has 14 catches for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns.

After forcing four turnovers last week, Penn State forced four more today via two interceptions by Zakee Wheatley and Johnny Dixon. Penn State had a fumble recovery o\n a muffed punt by Curtis Jacobs. Lastly, a fourth turnover was a forced fumble caused by Kalen King which was also recovered by King.

Replacing Jordan Stout is a tall task but Amor has answered the call and then some. Penn State’s first touchdown of the second half was set up by an Amor punt that would have pinned Central Michigan inside their own 10 that was muffed and recovered by the Nittany Lions. Amor also had two other punts that pinned the Chippewas inside their 20.

It was Kaytron Allen’s best game in his brief tenure as a Nittany Lion.

“I don’t think there’s anyone in the locker room that’s surprised with Kaytron’s success,” head coach James Franklin said.

Today, the true freshman had 13 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown. Allen now has 3 touchdowns in his last two games as he and Nick Singleton make a scary backfield for years to come.

Penn State will be right back here at Beaver Stadium next Saturday when they host the Northwestern Wildcats. Kickoff is set for 3:30 and you can watch that game on ABC/ESPN. As for Central Michigan they will head to Toledo to take on the Rockets with kickoff set for 3:30 and you can watch that one on NFL Network.

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