Found September 07, 2013 on
While it wasn’t the quick start they were looking for, the end result was plenty good enough for Penn State on Saturday.
After a lethargic first quarter, the Nittany Lions rallied to score 45 unanswered points the rest of the way in cruising to a 45-7 win over Eastern Michigan to move to 2-0 on the season.
A week after struggling to run the ball against Syracuse, the Penn State offensive line opened up holes for Nittany Lion backs all day.
Penn State churned up 251 yards on the ground, with both Akeel Lynch and Bill Belton rushing for 108 yards apiece in the blowout. Zach Zwinak added 43 yards of his own, including a pair of touchdowns.
Eastern Michigan had no answers for Bill Belton and the Penn State running attack on Saturday.
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s first home start started slowly, but ended strong as he finished the game 22 of 33 passing for 311 yards and a touchdown. Only 16 times has a Penn State quarterback thrown for more yards than the 311 Hackenberg was able t...
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After opening the season with a win on the road, the Penn State Nittany Lions return home to some of the friendliest confines in college football on Saturday.
After the Nittany Lions spent last weeks season opener in a “neutral site” game, beating Syracuse 23-17 at MetLiefe Stadium, they’ll return home to Beaver Stadium, which can house roughly another 20,000 more fans than...
The field’s out there junior!
Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg had a little trouble getting this pass off Saturday afternoon against Eastern Michigan.
The result? A fumble recovery by Hunter Matt and Eagle touchdown which gave them a 7-0 lead.
Since then though Penn State has surged for 24 unanswered points to lead EMU 31-7.
After a slow start, capped off by a Christian Hackenberg fumble that was returned for the only touchdown of the day by Eastern Michigan, Penn State took complete control of this game. Hackenberg, making his first career start at Beaver Stadium, showed obvious signs of nerves early in the first quarter but eventually put…
Christian Hackenberg gets his first chance to show the home fans what they have in Penn State's quarterback of the future.
Hackenberg put up gaudy numbers and notched the win in the Nittany Lions' first game against Syracuse. Now, it's time to see if he can do more of the same in Happy Valley when Penn State plays its home opener Saturday against Eastern Michigan.