Penn State vs. Ohio: Inside the numbers

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Sep. 11—Player of the game

RB Nick Singleton, Penn State

In his first game at Beaver Stadium, the true freshman broke onto the scene in a big way. He sprinted past the outmanned Ohio defense for 179 yards on 10 carries with two long touchdown runs, of 70 and 44 yards.

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LB Dominic DeLuca, Penn State: The Wyoming Area grad had a career-best five tackles, three coming on kickoff coverage, to lead a stout special teams unit.

QB Sean Clifford, Penn State: While the hype again was reserved for his backup, the senior had a solid, efficient game, completing 19 of 27 passes for 213 yards and accounting for two touchdowns.

DE Adisa Isaac, Penn State: He had just two tackles, but he got consistent pressure on Ohio quarterbacks in the second half.

By the numbers

16: Receivers who caught a pass for Penn State.

17: Games between 100-yard rushers for the Nittany Lions, who last had one Nov. 28, 2020 at Michigan when Keyvone Lee did it.

32: Yards on QB Drew Allar's scoring pass to receiver Omari Evans in the third quarter, the first touchdown for both true freshmen.

572: Total yards for Penn State, its most since gaining 580 against Illinois on Dec. 19, 2020.

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