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>> Nittany Lions Down Purdue 45-21 - Match Report
Zach Zwinak ran for 149 yards as Penn State handled Purdue by a score of 45-21 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.
Penn State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 21.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 45.5.
Christian Hackenberg completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 212 yards for the Nittany Lions in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Boilermakers defense.
Akeem Hunt rushed for 22 yards for Purdue, while Kurt Freytag added 14 yards. Danny Etling threw for 223 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers DeAngelo Yancey and Cameron Posey had 83 and 64 yards respectively.
Purdue lost the offensive yardage battle to Penn State 501-264 yards in Saturday's game. Penn State had more first downs as that total ended up 31-14.
The time of possession battle favored Penn State as their offense was on the field for 36:29, longer than the 23:31 of their opponents.
Penn State heads into a Week 13 battle against Nebraska. Purdue, meanwhile, will have their next action against Illinois.