EVANSTON, Ailing. (AP) — Hint McSorley threw for 245 yards and a landing, Saquon Barkley ran for 2 scores within the second half, and No. four Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday.
McSorley accomplished 25 of 34 passes. He threw a ten-yard landing to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens within the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run within the fourth.
Barkley scored on a 1-yard leap and fifty three-yard sprint within the third quarter to make it 24-zero. The Heisman Trophy candidate completed with seventy five yards dashing after being held to minus-1 within the first half.
Shaka Toney had two sacks, and the Nittany Lions (6-zero, three-zero Huge Ten) got here away with a simple victory.
Clayton Thorson threw for 142 yards and two interceptions whereas getting sacked 4 occasions in one other tough outing for Northwestern (2-three, zero-2). Justin Jackson completed with sixty six yards after dashing for sixty seven within the first half.
The Wildcats additionally had two of their prime defensive gamers get ejected for concentrating on within the second half, with linebacker Paddy Fisher flagged for successful on McSorley and security Godwin Igwebuike for hanging Miles Sanders.
Barkley flashed his Heisman type within the third and broke open a ten-zero recreation. He leaped in from the 1 within the opening minutes and scored on a fifty three-yard run via the center and up the suitable aspect late within the quarter, making it 24-zero.
Penn State: Barkley confirmed how harmful he could be even when he’s being held in verify. McSorley delivered one other robust efficiency and the protection once more gave an opponent little room to maneuver.
Northwestern: The Wildcats proceed to wrestle. And Thorson’s shaky play isn’t serving to. He struggled once more after throwing two interceptions and getting sacked eight occasions in a loss at Wisconsin the earlier week.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions are off subsequent week, after which face a troublesome one-two combo. They host Michigan on Oct. 21 and go to Ohio State on the twenty eighth.
Northwestern: The Wildcats go to Maryland on Oct. 14.
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