[Photo Story] Penn State vs. Maryland
Hungry for turtle soup, anyone?
Penn State football crushed the Maryland Terrapins 51-15 on the road Saturday. Huge offensive play calls defined the game for the Nittany Lions as Drew Allar broke out for 240 yards and four touchdowns through the air while avoiding an interception.
Our photographers were on the field of SECU Stadium in College Park, Maryland, to capture the lopsided rivalry play out.
The Nittany Lions rolled in with style after a quick, three-hour road trip from State College to College Park.
They don’t call it Beaver Stadium South for nothing.
With thousands of Penn Staters located in the greater Washington, D.C. area and the home of the Terrapins within a few hours of State College, a slew of blue and white faithful showed up to SECU Stadium to support the Nittany Lions.
Four entire sections were dominated by Nittany Lions, while white shirts sprinkled the remainder of the stadium, including the student section.
Dante Cephas had a day. The Kent State transfer tallied 53 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He found himself in the end zone with a one-handed catch to give Penn State a 7-0 lead. It was initially ruled incomplete but later overturned to give Cephas his first touchdown of the season.
Mike Yurcich pulled out quite the playbook to shock the Terrapins’ defense. He put both Allar and fellow quarterback Beau Pribula on the field at the same time. Pribula took the snap and handed it to Allar, who found Theo Johnson for a touchdown with two seconds left in the first quarter.
This defense was on fire, too. Manny Diaz’s squad managed six sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and two forced fumbles. Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa tallied -47 rushing yards, a season-low for the Terrapin.
Tight End U.
Tyler Warren and Johnson each reeled in touchdown grabs from Allar during the rout on the road.
After starting the evening off with Penn State’s first score, Cephas caught a 15-yard pass for his second touchdown of the day to expand the lead to 31-7. Saturday was quite the breakout game for the Pittsburgh native.
Never doubt the tush push.
Kaytron Allen was picked up and moved into the end zone by his offensive line as the Nittany Lions continued to pile on the scores.
Pribula rushed into the end zone with 1:25 to go to make the score 51-15. From there, the Nittany Lions closed out the game en route to another win over the Terps.
Penn State will take on Michigan in Happy Valley at noon on Saturday, November 11, at Beaver Stadium.
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