State College, Pa.—The Nittany Lions have been playing very sound football the last few weeks and putting everyone notice. Penn State running backs tandem Nick Singleton and Kaytron are killing opposing defenses this year.
Singleton ran for three touchdowns while Allen pounded the turf for 103 yards and scored as No. 7 Penn State beat down on Delaware 63-7 on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions (2-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions as the offensive lines opened huge holes for Singleton and Allen to plowed through all the way to the end-zone.
“We obviously didn’t do a great job of giving ourselves enough manageable third downs to stay on the field on offense,” Delaware coach Ryan Carty said. “And then we couldn’t get off the field and get them in third-and-longs.”
Playing its second ranked FBS opponent in program history, the Blue Hens amassed 84 yards in the opening half with 66 of them coming when Marcus Yarns bolted through Penn State defense’s for a touchdown run on third-and-1 with 1:05 left in the first quarter.
Delaware crossed midfield once in the second half. PSU forced seven punts and two turnovers on 12 possessions on the afternoon.
Singleton scored on a 2-yard run on the opening drive and Allen made it 14-0 with a 4-yard jaunt. Singleton scored twice more in the second quarter before Drew Allar hit Warren with a dime for a touchdown that gave Penn State a 35-7 lead going into the break.
Quarterbacks Beau Pribula and Allar each scored on second-half runs while wide receiver Tyler Warren hauled in a touchdown pass as the Nittany Lions wore down the Blue Hens (1-1).
Allar completed 22-of-26 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown and was deadly accurate.
“Those guys have bought in to the idea that we have two starting tailbacks,” Penn State coach James Franklin said. “Were going to play them both like starter reps.”
Nittany Lions linebacker Dominic DeLuca got a pick 6 off of Zach Marker with 2:43 left in the third quarter.
Wide receiver Omari Evans caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Pribula late in the fourth quarter to finished the scoring.
“Pribula broke off a couple explosive runs, and then he also made some really nice passes in the weeds out there,” Allar said. “Beau had a really good game today and it’s good to see him get out there.”
The Nittany Lions amassed 541 yards of offense (226 passing, 315 rushing) throughout the afternoon. Penn State scored on its first four drives of the game and the Blue Hens never recovered.
Delaware hosts Saint Francis on Saturday.
Penn State visits Illinois (1-1) on Saturday.