On Saturday afternoon the Nittany Lions thrashed the Kent State Golden Flashes by a score of 63-10. The route of the Golden Flashes had Twitter a buzz. So, let’s dive into what the world of Twitter had to say.
The Nittany Lions got off to a quick start when Trace McSorley threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Thompkins on the game’s opening drive. Thompkins’ touchdown catch was a fantastic grab in the end zone on which he was fully extended.
After struggling to start the season, Thompkins had a much needed big game. He led to team with 101 receiving yards and he averaged 20.7 yards per return. Hopefully, DAT has found his groove again.
A ton of talk about DeAndre Thompkins' drops this week. He just secured a tremendous sprawling 40-yard touchdown reception. His first catch of 2018 gives Penn State a 7-0 lead.— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) September 15, 2018
DEANDRE THOMPKINS WITH THE TD— Devante Bartholomew (@MIFF35) September 15, 2018
WOW!! DEANDRE THOMPKINS— Honick (@HandMeThe_Mike) September 15, 2018
Every time DeAndre Thompkins receives a punt you just expect him to house it at this point. As dangerous a return man as Penn State has ever had and certainly the best since Derrick Williams.— Vincent Lungaro (@VinceLungaro) September 15, 2018
Speaking of McSorley, his Heisman campaign remains in full force. He racked up 283 yards of total offense, he threw two touchdowns, and he rushed for a trio of scores. He also led a great drive in the final minute of the first half to quickly thwart any momentum Kent State may have developed entering the half.
Not gonna lie, think I might cry after the Penn State football season is over because no more @McSorley_IX :((((— Shannon Campbell (@Shannon_Renee8) September 15, 2018
Oh, Miles Sanders is really good you guys. He continued to turn heads on Saturday with 116 yards of total offense.
Miles Sanders is pretty good— jas (@j_a155) September 15, 2018
Miles Sanders is very good at football— Mark Reinhart (@mreinhart5) September 15, 2018
Miles sanders is one of the best RBs in the country— ME’veon (Dollar) Bill (@Valli_ball) September 15, 2018
miles sanders mover of chains breaker of ankles— Locked and Loaded Kinderguardian (@_TheUnderdogs_) September 15, 2018
KJ Hamler keeps making fans, too.
KJ Hamler— Zak (@zakkbresnay14) September 15, 2018
KJ Hamler is a stud— James Gamble Jr. (@jamesg95) September 15, 2018
Kj Hamler is special man— Garo (@Garrett_Ammann) September 15, 2018
For most of the game Penn State’s defensive line was swarming led by the defensive line. Slowly but surely Penn State’s defensive line is starting to look strong. Sahreef Miller, Shaka Toney, Yetur Gross-Matos, and Ellison Jordan were among the defensive linemen with big games on Saturday.
Shareef Miller having himself a day— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) September 15, 2018
Shareef Miller sacks Barrett for a loss five on the play— Penn State CommRadio (@PSUCommRadio) September 15, 2018
SACK by Penn State's Ellison Jordan for a loss of 5— breezy (@brianapamela97) September 15, 2018
True freshman defensive end Jayson Oweh made his collegiate debut on Saturday afternoon. The former top-100 prospect was an absolute terror and recorded a pair of sacks. Oweh will be terrorizing Big Ten quarterbacks for a long time.
Jayson Oweh needs to play way more after those 2 sacks— Thad Campbell (@ThadCampbell20) September 15, 2018
So Jayson Oweh should play the rest of the year— Zack Rittle (@dtplaymaka34) September 15, 2018
Yo, Jayson Oweh is gonna be a terror— Clay Sauertieg (@ByCSauertieg) September 15, 2018
Jayson Oweh— Jack Margavitch (@margav_20) September 15, 2018
In the fourth quarter Sean Clifford continued the hot start to his Nittany Lion career by going 3/3 for 141 yards and a touchdown. His touchdown pass was a 95-yard connection with another true freshman making his collegiate debut - Daniel George. This was the longest passing play in program history.
AYOOOOOOOO Daniel George— Liam Angus Pfleegor (@LiamPfleegor) September 15, 2018
Welcome to the party, Daniel George!— Eric Sion (@ericbsion) September 15, 2018
Daniel George!!!!— Greg (@craigzelanskay) September 15, 2018
Clifford is now 4/4 for 175 yards and two touchdowns in his career.
The Nittany Lions are now 3-0. It’s Illinois week.