Veilleux lifts the step for Penn State, leading the Nittany lions to a 28-0 win over Rutgers – CBS Pittsburgh

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Christian Veilleux replaced injured Sean Clifford and unleashed three touchdown passes to lead Penn State to a 28-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

The freshman sanitary quartet got into action when an unspecified injury forced Clifford out midway through the first half.

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Jahan Dotson, Parker Washington and Malick Meiga caught touchdown passes and Keyvone Lee took home the score for the Nittany Lions (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten), who skated twice at Beaver Stadium.

Though he never played a coworker down and took a while to find his rhythm again, Veilleux settled in and the rest of Penn State’s attack did enough in the second half to beat the Scarlet Knights (5-6, 2-6) in inning 15. straight time.

Veilleux completed 15 of 24 235-yard passes. His eight-yard pass to Dotson with 1:03 to play in the second half broke a scoreless game and was the only hit to that point in a game without any. which match.

Both offenses traded fines and revenue missed only in the first quarter. They combined for just 53 yards over 31 innings in the first 15 minutes before Penn State sped past a 10-round lap capped by Dotson’s 10th touchdown of the year.

Penn State was much more effective in the second half as Veilleux finished off a pair of quick third-half pushes with big plays.

He made a 17-yard pass into Washington in the final zone with 3:32 to play in the third inning, then beat the uncovered Meiga in the middle to score 67 yards two minutes later. .

Penn State’s defense did the rest.

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Rutgers was led 165 yards, forced to poke 10 times, converted just 4 of 15 down to the third and got past midfield just once – in the first minute of the fourth inning.


Rutgers: Scarlet Knights played hard in defense, but there was no help from the other side. Penn State’s defense was a big part of their struggle, but the Scarlet Knights still dropped the ball, fouled, and received very little shove in their running game. They will need to be a lot better next week if they want to show up for the first time since 2014.

Penn State: Veilleux has given Penn State fans some hope after Clifford, who had been out of business all year, was unable to continue. However, the Nittany Lions still need more from players not named Dotson.


Rutgers: Maryland host.

Penn State: Visit number 7 Michigan State.

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