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Penn State pay back: No. 2 Nittany Lions beat Michigan 42-13

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) The whiteout at Penn State is one of the most mesmerizing scenes in college football. With more than 100,000 fans dressed in white, Beaver Stadium virtually glows as night falls in Happy Valley.

Penn State coach James Franklin tells his players to drink in the spectacle when they take the field.

''Run out of that tunnel. Look around for 30 seconds and then don't ever look again and then get back to focusing on the game and controlling what we can control,'' Franklin said.

What No. 2 Penn State controlled on Saturday night was Michigan. The Nittany Lions turned their whiteout into a knockout of the 19th-ranked Wolverines.

Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley cut through one of the nation's stingiest defenses, each scoring three touchdowns, as Penn State emphatically avenged its last regular-season loss with a 42-13 victory.

Barkley set the tone the first time he touched the ball. He took a direct snap on the second play of the game and blazed 69 yards for a touchdown. He finished with 161 yards from scrimmage, a nice addition to his Heisman Trophy bid.

''Obviously we knew they were very aggressive. They're a great defense, got a great defensive coordinator,'' Barkley said. ''Sometimes it seems like a heavyweight fight. They're going to get some and we're going to get ours. When you got your opportunity, you got to score.''

McSorley ran for a career-high three touchdowns for Penn State (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), including a darting 13-yarder in the third quarter that made it 28-13 and led the record-breaking crowd of 110,823 to sing along to ''Sweet Caroline.''

Early in the fourth quarter, McSorley and Barkley combined for the shot that put Michigan away. Barkley burned linebacker Mike McCray and made a juggling over-shoulder catch for a 42-yard TD that made it 35-13.

Michigan came in allowing 223 yards per game and 3.68 yards per play. Nittany Lions went for 506 yards and 8.3 per play, adding a few new looks to its offense, like the wildcat formation Barkley broke for the first touchdown.

''Instead of lining up and sending the quarterback out wide we shifted to it at the last minute so they couldn't go to a wildcat check,'' Franklin said. ''We had some wrinkles in there.''

Penn State has not lost in the regular season since getting trounced 49-10 by Michigan (5-2, 2-2) last season. That seems like a lifetime ago. One day short of the last whiteout, a season-changing upset of Ohio State, the defending Big Ten champion Nittany Lions look even better than last year.

THE TAKEAWAY

Michigan: The Wolverines don't have the offensive playmakers to keep up with a team like Penn State, which gets chunks of yardage from Barkley, DaeSean Hamilton and Mike Gesicki. John O'Korn was 16 for 28 for 166 yards. He was sacked seven times and had a second-half fumble. If the Wolverines can't win with a grinding running game and defense, they can't win.

''We're going to refit, retool, and get back to work,'' Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. ''There are more opportunities ahead of us.''

Penn State: The matchup between Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown - two of the best in the country - went to Moorhead. Penn State was successful attacking the edges of Michigan's D and consistently got the one-on-matchups in the passing game that worked in its favor.

''The quarterback was really hot and the receivers made plays down the field,'' Harbaugh said.

The last time Michigan allowed as many points in a game was in 2015 against Ohio State.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan: The Wolverines are in danger of falling out of the rankings.

Penn State: There was some question about whether Penn State or Georgia should be No. 2. The Nittany Lions likely won over some doubters.

FAST STARTS

Penn State has outscored opponents 90-0 in the first quarter, making it the only FBS team that has not allowed a first-quarter point.

''When you have an explosive offense like we do and you're playing really good first quarter defense and you can get a lead, it changes how people have to play,'' Franklin said. ''So we play with an aggressive mindset and an aggressive mentality in all three phases and it's working out pretty good for us right now.''

NEXT

Michigan: The Wolverines have Rutgers coming to the Big House and the Scarlet Knights have won two straight.

Penn State: The second game of a three-week stretch against ranked teams figures to be the toughest for the Nittany Lions, who travel to No. 6 Ohio State next weekend.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:53
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
42
Touchdown 7:53
9-T.McSorley runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
48
yds
01:57
pos
13
41
Point After TD 13:11
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
35
Touchdown 13:11
9-T.McSorley complete to 26-S.Barkley. 26-S.Barkley runs 42 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
46
yds
00:32
pos
13
34
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:13
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
28
Touchdown 5:13
9-T.McSorley runs 13 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
80
yds
05:24
pos
13
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:53
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
21
Touchdown 0:53
9-T.McSorley runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
75
yds
00:52
pos
13
20
Point After TD 1:45
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
13
14
Touchdown 1:45
32-T.Isaac runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
67
yds
03:20
pos
12
14
Missed Point After Touchdown 12:53
3-Q.Nordin extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 12:53
22-K.Higdon runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
11
plays
59
yds
03:06
pos
6
14
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 10:11
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 10:11
26-S.Barkley runs 15 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
78
yds
02:05
pos
0
13
Point After TD 14:17
95-T.Davis extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 14:17
26-S.Barkley runs 69 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
75
yds
00:43
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 25
Rushing 8 10
Passing 8 12
Penalty 0 3
3rd Down Conv 6-16 4-7
4th Down Conv 2-4 0-1
Total Net Yards 229 498
Total Plays 70 61
Avg Gain 3.3 8.2
Net Yards Rushing 103 224
Rush Attempts 42 35
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 6.4
Net Yards Passing 126 274
Comp. - Att. 16-28 17-26
Yards Per Pass 4.5 10.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-40 2-8
Penalties - Yards 6-59 1-10
Touchdowns 2 6
Rushing TDs 2 5
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-38.8 2-49.5
Return Yards 136 35
Punts - Returns 1--2 2-20
Kickoffs - Returns 5-113 1-15
Int. - Returns 1-25 0-0
Kicking 1/2 6/6
Extra Points 1/2 6/6
Field Goals 0/0 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Michigan 5-2 0130013
2 Penn State 7-0 14771442
126 PASS YDS 274
103 RUSH YDS 224
229 TOTAL YDS 498
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 166 0 0 106.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.5% 729 1 4 106.9
J. O'Korn 16/28 166 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 45 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
85 446 6
K. Higdon 15 45 1 11
T. Isaac 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 36 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
74 439 2
T. Isaac 6 36 1 9
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 269 2
C. Evans 4 17 0 9
E. McDoom 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 30 0
E. McDoom 1 8 0 8
K. Hill 80 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 14 1
K. Hill 2 0 0 0
J. O'Korn 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 -9 0
J. O'Korn 14 -3 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
G. Perry 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 46 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 270 1
G. Perry 3 46 0 24
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 43 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 137 0
D. Peoples-Jones 3 43 0 18
E. McDoom 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 47 0
E. McDoom 3 29 0 14
K. Crawford 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 125 1
K. Crawford 1 23 0 23
K. Hill 80 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 0
K. Hill 2 12 0 8
S. McKeon 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 192 0
S. McKeon 3 11 0 12
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 44 0
C. Evans 1 2 0 2
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 55 0
K. Higdon 0 0 0 0
Z. Gentry 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 134 1
Z. Gentry 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Kinnel 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 2 0.0
T. Kinnel 7-0 0.0 0
K. Hudson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
K. Hudson 6-1 0.0 0
M. McCray 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
M. McCray 5-1 0.5 0
L. Hill 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 2 0.0
L. Hill 5-2 0.0 0
C. Winovich 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Winovich 3-1 0.0 0
D. Bush 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Bush 3-1 0.0 0
J. Metellus 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Metellus 3-0 0.0 0
R. Gary 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Gary 1-1 0.0 0
M. Hurst 73 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Hurst 1-0 1.0 0
B. Watson 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Watson 1-0 0.0 0
N. Furbush 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
N. Furbush 1-1 0.0 0
C. Kemp 2 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Kemp 1-0 0.0 0
K. Paye 19 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.5
K. Paye 1-2 0.5 0
D. Long 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Long 1-0 0.0 1
M. Dwumfour 50 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
M. Dwumfour 0-2 0.0 0
A. Solomon 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Solomon 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Q. Nordin 3 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 1/2
SEASON FG XP
14/16 18/19
Q. Nordin 0/0 0 1/2 1
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Robbins 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 38.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 40.8 1
B. Robbins 6 38.8 1 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Thomas 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 29.0 43 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 29.3 43 0
A. Thomas 3 29.0 43 0
B. Hawkins 20 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.0 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 14.0 14 0
B. Hawkins 2 13.0 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 -2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
20 8.6 0 1
D. Peoples-Jones 1 -2.0 -2 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.4% 282 1 1 161.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.8% 1879 14 5 155.0
T. McSorley 17/26 282 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 108 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
117 757 8
S. Barkley 15 108 2 69
T. McSorley 9 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 76 3
SEASON ATT YDS TD
83 254 7
T. McSorley 11 76 3 23
M. Sanders 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 88 1
M. Sanders 6 25 0 9
T. Stevens 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 46 1
T. Stevens 1 11 0 11
Ma. Allen 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 18 0
Ma. Allen 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Hamilton 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 115 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 481 4
D. Hamilton 6 115 0 36
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 53 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 448 3
S. Barkley 3 53 1 42
M. Gesicki 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 52 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 228 4
M. Gesicki 2 52 0 35
Ju. Johnson 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 333 1
Ju. Johnson 3 30 0 12
B. Polk 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 100 1
B. Polk 1 23 0 23
A. Robinson 6 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 5 0
A. Robinson 1 5 0 5
S. Blacknall 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 166 1
S. Blacknall 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Cabinda 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-4 0 1.0
J. Cabinda 9-4 1.0 0
M. Bowen 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.5
M. Bowen 5-2 0.5 0
Ma. Allen 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
Ma. Allen 4-2 0.0 0
N. Scott 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Scott 3-0 0.0 0
T. Apke 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
T. Apke 3-1 0.0 0
S. Toney 18 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
S. Toney 3-0 1.0 0
A. Oruwariye 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 3 0.0
A. Oruwariye 3-1 0.0 0
C. Campbell 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 1.0
C. Campbell 3-1 1.0 0
G. Haley 15 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 2 0.0
G. Haley 2-0 0.0 0
K. Farmer 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-5 0 0.0
K. Farmer 2-5 0.0 0
C. Cothran 52 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
C. Cothran 2-0 1.0 0
R. Buchholz 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
R. Buchholz 2-2 0.5 0
S. Miller 48 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Miller 2-0 0.0 0
L. Wade 38 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
L. Wade 2-1 0.0 0
K. Givens 30 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
K. Givens 1-3 1.0 0
R. Windsor 54 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Windsor 1-0 0.0 0
P. Cothren 41 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
P. Cothren 1-2 1.0 0
C. Brown 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Brown 1-0 0.0 0
T. Chavis 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Chavis 1-0 0.0 0
B. Smith 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Smith 0-1 0.0 0
Y. Gross-Matos 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
Y. Gross-Matos 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. Davis 95 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 6/6
SEASON FG XP
6/13 36/36
T. Davis 0/0 0 6/6 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Gillikin 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 49.5 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
28 44.5 0
B. Gillikin 2 49.5 0 56
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Barkley 26 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 30.3 15 1
S. Barkley 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Thompkins 3 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
16 16.2 18 1
D. Thompkins 2 10.0 18 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:10 MICH 24 1:42 3 -2 Punt
10:03 MICH 43 2:02 3 -3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:21 MICH 41 3:06 11 59 TD
11:19 MICH 36 1:30 3 9 Punt
5:05 MICH 33 3:20 8 67 TD
0:53 MICH 25 0:36 4 1 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MICH 25 4:15 9 29 Punt
5:06 MICH 20 1:58 4 9 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:39 MICH 26 1:18 7 28 Fumble
13:04 MICH 29 3:08 7 33 Downs
7:48 MICH 15 4:25 14 50 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PSU 25 0:43 2 75 TD
12:16 PSU 22 2:05 4 78 TD
7:54 PSU 23 4:26 11 55 INT
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:48 PSU 15 1:22 3 -9 Punt
9:41 PSU 13 4:31 10 54 Downs
1:45 PSU 25 0:52 7 75 TD
0:06 PSU 50 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:37 PSU 20 5:24 9 80 TD
3:02 PSU 33 1:17 3 -2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:43 MICH 46 0:32 2 46 TD
9:50 MICH 48 1:57 4 48 TD
3:19 MICH 47 3:18 8 37 Game