Nittany Lions hit the break undefeated

Written by Craig Rhodes and The Associated Press | Oct 8, 2017 7:37 AM

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley looks to pass against Northwestern during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Penn State won 31-7.

(Evanston, IL) -- Trace McSorley threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, Saquon Barkley ran for two scores in the second half, and 4th-ranked Penn State beat Northwestern 31-7 on Saturday in Evanston, Illionois.

McSorley was on target most of the day, completing 25 of 34 passes. 

He threw a 10-yard touchdown to backup quarterback Tommy Stevens in the second quarter and added a 5-yard TD run in the fourth.

The Lions defense once again played a huge role in the win, holding the Wildcats to 265 total yards, including just 99 in the second half.

They also forced three turnovers and seven three-and-outs.

Northwestern's only score came with less than two minutes to play.

With the win Penn State moves to 6-0 on the season.

The Lions are off this coming Saturday before hosting Michigan on Saturday, October 21st.

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