After being close a few times this season to breaking one on a kick off, Nick Singleton would finally do just that on Saturday. With Penn State trailing 3-0, Singleton fielded a kick off and proceeded to race 100 yards to the end zone.
Singleton to. The. House!!!— Corey Hunter (@realhuntdog23) November 19, 2022
NICK SINGLETON!!!— Kriner (@KrinerMLB) November 19, 2022
Knew that was going to the house about .2 seconds after he caught it. Terrific blocking and better speed.— Max Ralph (@maxralph_) November 19, 2022
Penn State has missed explosive plays on STs for a long time. Nick Singleton adds that wrinkle
What a kick return for a TD by Nick Singleton! Love watching this kid develop. #PennState— JEFF WARREN (@Jeffrey_Warren) November 19, 2022
Holy shit Nick Singleton is so fast— blake (@bk_27__) November 19, 2022
NICK SINGLETON— Alex Kielar (Re-Sign Judge) (@AlexTBPK) November 19, 2022
Oh, hello Nick Singleton.— Jarrod Prugar (@jprugar26) November 19, 2022
Wow Nick Singleton…Wow!— Zak N Gold (@zook_6) November 19, 2022
DJ Nicky Nicky Nicky Nicky Nick Singleton #WeAre— Kevin Petrochko (@Kevin_Petrochko) November 19, 2022
With Penn State’s offense stuck in the mud and struggling to get going, the defense started to take over the game. Marquis Wilson and Dom DeLuca would team up to force a fumble that Kobe King scooped up and returned to the house. King’s fumble return gave the Nittany Lions a 14-10 lead. This was the start of Penn State scoring 48 unanswered points to finish the game.
Kobe King scoop and score off a Rutgers fumble!— Anderley Penwell (@anderleytv) November 19, 2022
Play reviewed, but stands
Rutgers 10, Penn State 14 with :50 left in Q1#NittanyNation
What a hit!!! Scoop and score Kobe King— Aaron Rife (@khaosncage) November 19, 2022
Dominic DeLuca last a massive hot on Johnny Langan. Langan fumbles, Kobe King scoops and scores!— Lasching Out Podcast (@LaschingOutPod) November 19, 2022
That ball is out!!! DeLuca and Wilson get the hit And that’s a TD for Kobe King!!!!! #WeAre ⚪️— Blue and White (@BlueWhiteSports) November 19, 2022
Marquis Wilson x-ray just came back, confirmed DOG pic.twitter.com/BRWndWJtnq— The Basic Blues Podcast (@BasicBluesPod) November 19, 2022
This was part of another dominant day for the Nittany Lion defense. Part of this was yet another day of Abdul Carter flashing his elite skill set and looking like some much more than a true freshman. Carter recorded two tackles for a loss, a sack, and continued to show inhuman closing speed and athleticism as he flew around the field.
Abdul Carter is that dude.— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) November 19, 2022
Abdul Carter looked like he was shot out of a cannon and gets the sack. Great play and Penn State's offense will get another chance in the first half.— Jon Sauber (@JonSauber) November 19, 2022
abdul carter is going to be a GUY— hannah (@hannahhmillerr_) November 19, 2022
Abdul Carter is a true freshman folks.— Heyna (@UHeynaBoutIt) November 19, 2022
Abdul carter is deadass Micah 2.0— (@gothamfannn) November 19, 2022
Abdul Carter as a QB spy is DEADLY— T-FrankOn3 (@ThomasFrankCarr) November 19, 2022
ABDUL CARTER IS A TRUE FRESHMAN BTW— James (@DegromSzn) November 19, 2022
Carter as a freshman is better than Micah was as a freshman.— Dave (@PghDaRen) November 19, 2022
Johnny Dixon also got in on the turnvoer fun. Making another start in place of Joey Porter Jr. who remains out of the lineup following an appendectomy, Dixon had a second quarter interception. While it was originally a pick-6, it was called back due to an illegal block, but it was an interception nonetheless.
Johnny Dixon comes away with the first interception of the game— Logan Bourandas (@LoganBourandas) November 19, 2022
Johnny Dixon picked off Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt and Penn State will take over deep in Rutgers territory— Andrew Destin (@AndrewDestin1) November 19, 2022
JOHNNY DIXON— nick (@DrewAllarSZN) November 19, 2022
Dixon’s interception set up a touchdown run by Sean Clifford, allowing the Penn State lead ot start to grow.
Even Moses did t part the seas as well as PSU just did for that Clifford TD.— Corey Hunter (@realhuntdog23) November 19, 2022
Touchdown Sean Clifford— Barstool Penn State (@PSUBarstool) November 19, 2022
SEAN CLIFFORD: DUAL THREAT!— Zach Donaldson (@zachdonaldson_) November 19, 2022
SEAN CLIFFORD WITH SOME 2 MINUTE MAGIC— The Penn State Troll (@ThePSUTroll) November 19, 2022
SEAN CLIFFORD GOT DEM WHEELS— Tyler (@RizzoRBW) November 19, 2022
Early the second half the Nittany Lion defense struck for their second scoop and score of the game. This time it came when Curtis Jacobs blasted Gavin Wimsatt, with Ji’Ayir Brown picking the ball up and racing 70+ yards to the end zone and a 35-10 lead.
Curtis Jacobs x Ji’Ayir Brown = FIREWORKS pic.twitter.com/3hLbnk4MTG— Zach Donaldson (@zachdonaldson_) November 19, 2022
Curtis Jacobs absolutely untouched and wrecks Gavin Wimsatt. Ball comes out and Tig Brown takes it to the house. Second scoop and score today.— Max Ralph (@maxralph_) November 19, 2022
Manny Diaz is on one
Shout out to Curtis Jacobs & Ji’Ayir Brown— Tom Wendell (@tomwendell) November 19, 2022
Ohhhhhh wow. Curtis Jacobs. Tig Brown. Boom.— Max Ralph (@maxralph_) November 19, 2022
Curtis Jacobs sack and forced fumble recovered by Ji’Ayir Brown 75 yard touchdown. Penn State 35, Rutgers 10. @NittanySN— Brandon Walker (@bwalkerdadon) November 19, 2022
Curtis Jacobs just destroyed Gavin Wimsatt— Daniel Gallen (@danieljtgallen) November 19, 2022
In addition to the Singleton kickoff return touchdown, Kaytron Allen continued to do his thing. The true freshman back rushed for 117 yards and his 9th touchdown of the season. This included Allen continuing to show elite vision and cutting ability as a ball carrier. He also carried a large pile of large men into the end zone for a touchdown.
Kaytron Allen is a GROWN MAN pic.twitter.com/bp8RuP5NRs— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) November 19, 2022
Oh my god, did Kaytron Allen just drag 8 Rutgers dudes into the end zone with him?! He is so good it's scary. #PennState— my_chelle (@my_chelle) November 19, 2022
Kaytron Allen averaged 10.6 yards per carry tonight to the tune of 117 yards and a touchdown— Zach (@zachallen0) November 20, 2022
That was an amazing Touchdown run by Kaytron Allen #PSUvsRUTG— David Malandra Jr (@DaveMReports) November 19, 2022
Kaytron Allen never ceases to amaze us pic.twitter.com/hNZgMSJFwI— Onward State (@OnwardState) November 19, 2022
Kaytron Allen is a DAWG— Out of Pocket Sports (@OutofPoSports) November 19, 2022
Big boy run there by Kaytron Allen!— Jason Samuel (@Jason_Samuel) November 19, 2022
Kaytron Allen is a Nick Chubb clone— RONALD (@thesteelmoose) November 19, 2022
Kaytron Allen looking like a bulldozer— ErskineTraders (@ErskineTraders) November 19, 2022
For much of the second half Drew Allar was in at quarterback for the Nittany Lions. While he started out just 1/5 in the air, he would hit 4 of his last 5 passes. Allar also scored his first career rushing touchdown.
Before this Drew Allar rushing TD, a pocket of Penn State fans were chanting “We Want Tank.”— Sam Fremin ✭ (@SamFremin) November 19, 2022
James Franklin obliged and subbed RB Tank Smith back in place of Tyler Holzworth. The Nittany Lions lead 55-10 with 5:44 remaining in Q4. pic.twitter.com/pIXk941Or0
DREW ALLAR RUSHING TOUCHDOWN LETS GOOOOOO— James (@DegromSzn) November 19, 2022
DREW ALLAR— Onward Sports (@OnwardStSports) November 19, 2022
TOUCHDOWN ALLAR— nick (@DrewAllarSZN) November 19, 2022
1st rushing Touchdown for Drew Allar!!— Diane ❤️ (@dianesteeler) November 19, 2022
Drew Allar with his first rushing touchdown! #WeAre— Rich Turner 7️⃣9️⃣ (@RichTurner79) November 19, 2022
That’s Drew Allar’s first college rushing TD.— Joe Smeltzer (@joesmeltzer775) November 19, 2022
Drew Allar. Young legend— Tom Wendell (@tomwendell) November 19, 2022