STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WHTM) — The No. 11 Penn State Nittany Lions returned to Beaver Stadium for their Big Ten home opener against Northwestern on Saturday.

Penn State comes into the game undefeated with a 4-0 record, while the Wildcats are 1-3. The Nittany Lions are coming off a 33-14 win against Central Michigan. Northwestern has lost their last three games, losing to Miami of Ohio 14-13 their last time out.

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Penn State has two turnovers in the first quarter. Nick Singleton lost a fumble and minutes later Sean Clifford threw an interception. Nittany Lion defense holding strong 0-0 with 2:33 remaining.

The Nittany Lions strike first in the opening quarter. Sean Clifford finds Brenton Strange for a 20-yard touchdown. Penn State leads Northwestern 7-0.


After a fumble recovery, Singleton punched in a two-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. It’s his fifth rushing touchdown this season. Penn State 14 leads Northwest 14-0 at halftime.


Penn State’s Keyvone Lee coughed up a fumble midway through the third quarter, the game’s seventh turnover and the Nittany Lions’ fourth. Penn State still leads Northwestern 14-0.

Northwestern gets on the board with a 47 yard touchdown pass from Ryan Hilinski to Jacob Gill with 2:10 remaining in the third quarter. Penn State leads Northwestern 14-7.


Jake Pinegar knocks through a 38 yard field goal for the Nittany Lions with 14:29 to go in the fourth quarter. Penn State leads Northwestern 17-7.

Despite a promising drive from the Wildcats, Penn State stands tall defensively with a fourth down stop on the goal line to take over at their own one yard line with 11:51 to go in the game. Penn State still leads Northwestern 17-7.

Kaytron Allen converts a 4th and one and the Nittany Lions take a knee. Penn State beats Northwestern 17-7 and move to 5-0, 2-0 in the Big 10.