Kaytron Allen finished with three rushing touchdowns and 158 yards from scrimmage as No. 15 Penn State cruised to a 45-14 win against host Indiana on Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
Allen racked up 86 yards on the ground and hauled in two receptions for another 72 to lead the Nittany Lions (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) to their eighth win in the last nine games against the Hoosiers (3-6, 1-5).
PSU quarterback Sean Clifford recorded 229 yards and an interception on 15-for-23 passing, and Mitchell Tinsley had five catches for 63 yards.
Indiana utilized three quarterbacks — Jack Tuttle, Brendan Sorsby and Dexter Williams II — who combined to complete 16 of 29 passes for 131 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.
Tuttle’s 11-yard TD pass to AJ Barner and Jaylin Lucas’ 1-yard scoring rush provided the Hoosiers’ only points of the game.
The Nittany Lions outgained Indiana 483-196.
Sorsby threw an interception on Indiana’s second drive of the second half. Thanks in large part to Allen’s 45-yard catch-and-run, Penn State marched 96 yards to the end zone. Allen capped the seven-play drive with a 6-yard rushing TD.
Backup quarterback Drew Allar later threw a 1-yard touchdown to Harrison Wallace III and a 4-yard score to Theo Johnson at the beginning of the fourth to secure the victory.
Allar totaled 75 yards through the air, with two touchdowns on 9-for-12 passing.
Allen rushed for a pair of scores in the second quarter before Jake Pinegar kicked a 50-yard field goal with 50 seconds left in the first half to send the Nittany Lions into the break with a 24-7 lead.
PSU’s defense was dominant through the first 30 minutes of action, picking up six sacks. Tuttle exited the game with an apparent shoulder injury following one of those sacks. He completed 9 of 12 passes for 82 yards and a TD before Sorsby took over.
–Field Level Media