No. 11 Penn State Football opened its bag of tricks against Maryland, one week before a massive showdown against Michigan, scoring a touchdown on a trick play that just might jump-start the offense.
With the Nittany Lions leading 7-0, Penn State appeared to run some sort of variation of the “Philly Special,” but as quarterback Drew Allar was about to be tackled, he shovel-passed the ball to tight end Theo Touchdown for a touchdown.
The Philly Special, Penn State style 😎— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) November 4, 2023
One play earlier, head coach James Franklin and staff ran backup quarterback Beu Pribula out onto the field, in place of Allar, who sprinted for a gain down near the goal line.
The touchdown was Drew Allar’s 18th touchdown pass of the season, after connecting with Dante Cephas earlier in the first quarter. The sophomore quarterback has just one interception.