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Lions roll to 7th straight win

Written by Craig Rhodes | Nov 20, 2016 8:25 AM
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9) tries to get away from Rutgers linebacker Deonte Roberts (26) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, in Piscataway, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Piscataway, NJ) -- Tyler Davis kicked a career-high four field goals and 9th ranked Penn State stayed in the hunt for a berth in the Big Ten Conference title game with a 39-0 victory over Rutgers last night. 

Despite the wind and rain at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey the Lions still managed to rush for 339 yards and rack up 549 yards of total offense.

Saquon Barkley had 92-yards on the ground and scored his 14th touchdown of the season.

Quarterback Trace McSorley was 17 of 33 for 210 yards and 1 touchdown.

Defensively the Nittany Lions stopped pretty much everything the Rutgers offense had to offer, allowing just 87 yards and 5 first downs the entire game.  

It was Penn State's 7th straight win and first shutout of the season.

The regular season schedule wraps up next Saturday at Beaver Stadium when the Lions host the Michigan State Spartans.

If Penn State wins that one and Ohio State defeats Michigan, the Lions would play in the Big Ten title game.

McSorley said that's the reason he came to Penn State.

"When you play DI football that's what you dream of. Especially when you come to a place like Penn State. For a lot of these guys who came here and stuck with program when people told them they we not going to get the chance to play in a bowl game or any kind of postseason play. It is surreal to a point where if you sit down and think about it, it's incredible. But taking care of the next game is the only way we'll be able to have that opportunity," McSorley said.

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