Penn State Football’s Week 1 win over Purdue was a thrill ride.
During any game, there are going to be certain plays or moments that will stick with you for the rest of the season & sometimes can define your legacy.
On Thursday Night, Penn State Nittany Lions took on Purdue to open the 2022 season.
Late in the 4th quarter, Penn State Football was down 31-28, and quarterback Sean Clifford drove them down the field and connected with running back Keyvon Lee with 57 seconds left for what would turn out to be the game-winning touchdown.
Here is how the winning Touchdown sounded on TV & Radio
From Steve Jones on the Penn State Football radio network:
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) September 2, 2022
PENN STATE TOUCHDOWN 😱
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 2, 2022
The Nittany Lions survived a scare, leaving Ross-Aide Stadium with a 35-31 victory, and a 1-0 start to the regular season.
Clifford’s 72-yard game-winning drive in the waning moments not only propelled Penn State Football to a conference win to open the season for the second consecutive year, but in a lot of ways salvaged his evening.
The six-year senior finished the game 20-of-37 passing for 282 yards with four touchdowns to one interception. That interception, however, nearly proved catastrophic, as Purdue defensive back Chris Jefferson returned it 73 yards for a touchdown to give the Boilermakers a 31-28 lead.
Fortunately for Penn State Football, Clifford’s third career game-winning drive, combined with a dominant showing down the stretch from Manny Diaz’s defense, sealed the victory. In a lot of ways, they saved the season.