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A look at what the Twittersphere had to say about tonight’s beat down that the Nittany Lions put on the Panthers

NCAA Football: Penn State at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, No. 13 Penn State did battle with the Pittsburgh Panthers. And by battle, I mean beat the ever loving snot out of Pitt. Following a 51-6 destruction of the Panthers, the Nittany Lions are now 2-0 this season.

Needless to say, Twitter had plenty to say as the game unfolded. So let’s take a look at what Twitter had to say, shall we?!

Before the game, Penn State fans were ready to go on Twitter dot com.

People were excited for the game to start, but then the Nittany Lion faithful found out that John O’Neill and his crew would be officiating the game. In the first half, O’Neill and his crew were abysmal and it did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

After being BSD’s MVP last week, KJ Hamler continued to make a big impact on Saturday night. He had a 32 touchdown run, 40 yards receiving and a touchdown, and 73 return yards.

Despite the final score, things did not come easy. With the Nittany Lions leading 7-6 in the second quarter the defense found themselves with their backs against the wall. But with Pitt facing 4th and 2 inside the Nittany Lion 5-yard line, the defense cracked down.

This came after the defense also stiffened in the red zone, thanks to an interception by Amani Oruwariye giving him two on the young season.

True freshman Micah Parsons had a coming out part for Penn State tonight. On top of helping to blow up a punt right before halftime that was arguably the biggest play in the game, he was all over the field on defense making tackles and terrorizing Kenny Pickett and the Pitt offense.

Speaking of special teams, Penn State dominated special teams. This was led by great punting from Blake Gillikin and a punt return touchdown by DeAndre Thompkins.

Trace McSorley continued to do his thing tonight. He threw for two touchdowns and rushed for score. This makes it 30 consecutive games with a passing touchdown for Trace.

Circling back to the defense, the Nittany Lion defensive line was light years better than last week. A big part of this was the return of Kevin Givens.

Ellison Jordan was a disruptive force as well.

Oh, let’s not forget about quarterback Sean Clifford. The redshirt freshman quarterback threw his first career pass tonight and connected with Brandon Polk for a 34-yard touchdown in the process.

The Pitt faithful were less than happy with Saturday’s outcome.

Meanwhile, the rest of Twitter was impressed with Penn State.

Tonight was a lot of fun. Penn State is 2-0. It’s Kent State week.