Penn State improved to 9-2 on the 2023 college football season Saturday afternoon, outscoring Rutgers 17-0 after halftime to win 27-6 in Beaver Stadium. Despite losing quarterback Drew Allar to an apparent injury and passing for fewer than 100 yards, the No. 12 Nittany Lions leaned on strong defense (17 points off three forced turnovers) and the ground game (234 rushing yards) to avoid a scare.Penn State will finish its regular season on Black Friday against Michigan State in Detroit. Rutgers falls to 6-5 and will host Maryland next week. PSU has won 17 straight versus Rutgers.

Review our game updates for the moments and players that made the difference during Penn State vs Rutgers…

Rutgers 6, Penn State 27 (4th Q; 3:36) -Following a Rutgers turnover, Penn State extends its lead with another scoring drive. In just under five minutes, the Nittany Lions cover 73 yards on eight plays, and Beau Pribula scores on a one-yard rush. During the drive, running back Nick Singleton finally showed his stuff with runs of 12 and 20 yards. Three Rutgers mistakes have resulted in 17 points for Penn State.

Rutgers 6, Penn State 20 (4th Q; 8:27) – Rutgers drove into Penn State territory, but safety KJ Winston intercepted QB Gavin Wimsatt along the sideline to stop the drive. Wimsatt has fumbled twice and mishandled the ball three times today; Penn State will retake the ball at their own 27-yard line in an attempt to

assume total command.

Rutgers 6, Penn State 20 (4th Q; 14:14) – Kaytron Allen completes a five-play, 42-yard drive with his second touchdown run of the game, coming in from three yards out. After gaining 21 yards on the ground a few plays ago, Allen has now gained 69 yards on 16 carries. Beau Pribula, the backup quarterback, is still playing because Drew Allar is out. On three possessions, Pribula has rushed six times for 55 yards without attempting a pass.


Penn State 13, Rutgers 6 (3rd Q; 5:32) – Following the Nittany Lions’ failure to attempt a fourth-and-short, Penn State kicker Alex Felkins makes a 48-yard field goal. Pribula stuck with quarterback Drew Allar, who was out with what appeared to be an injury. After Rutgers went three and out back against the goal line, PSU got the ball at their own 41-yard line. At the Ivy League level, Felkins, a transfer from Columbia, missed more field goals than 70 percent of the time. As of right now, he is 16 out of 19 (84 percent) for Penn State.


Third quarter; 9:34; Penn State 10, Rutgers 6 – It was an exciting first possession for Penn State in the second half. After being hit during a run, quarterback Drew Allar went to the medical tent. RestoreOn his first snap, quarterback Beau Pribula raced for a 39-yard run. He and Kaytron Allen then connected on a few more runs, which created a fourth-and-short scenario inside Rutgers’ five-yard line. Pribula’s rush is unsuccessful in gaining a first down, preventing PSU from scoring. By the end of the drive, Allar had left the medical tent, but it is unclear when he will be available.

Penn State 10, Rutgers 6 at halftime As the first half comes to a close, kicker Jai Patel of the Scarlet Knights narrows Penn State’s lead with a 28-yard field goal. Rutgers’ quarterback, Gavin Wimsatt, completed three passes for more than fifteen yards during the eight plays Rutgers ran. In addition to a team-high 42 rushing yards and one fumble, he is 5-of-8 passing for 81 yards this afternoon. The Nittany Lions have only amassed 57 rushing yards, and Penn State quarterback Drew Allar is 6-of-12 passing for 79 yards. The majority of the work has been done on the ground by Kaytron Allen, who has converted nine rush attempts into 24 yards.

Penn State 10, Rutgers 3 (2nd Q; 8:44): A 21-yard field goal by Penn State adds some quick points.Alex Felkins’ goal. Quarterback Gavin Wimsatt forced a fumble that the Nittany Lions recovered from at Rutgers’ 32-yard line, and defensive end Dani Dennis-Sutton scored. Drew Allar and Tyler Warren completed a 23-yard pass play to set up a first-and-goal, but PSU was unable to cross the end zone. On a third-down throw, receiver Dante Cephas appeared to be interfered with, but there was no penalty.

Rutgers 3, Penn State 7 (2nd Q; 11:36)- Penn State mounts a 15-play touchdown drive in response to Rutgers’ 14-play field goal drive. In the first two possessions, Kaytron Allen gained all eight running back carries (a total of 22 yards) and crossed the end zone on a two-yard run. After more than eighteen minutes of play, Rutgers is going to start its second possession.

Penn State 0, Rutgers 3 (1st Q; 4:43) – Jai Patel makes a 35-yard field goal to give Rutgers an early lead. A nine-minute, 14-play, 61-yard offensive drive was concluded with that kick. There were two third-down conversions during the drive, and quarterback Gavin Wimsatt gained 34 yards on the ground. That came after Penn State’s first possession ended in a three-and-out.