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Behind Royster, Penn State runs all over Oregon State

Sep 7, 2008 - 1:46 AM STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (Ticker) -- Evan Royster ran for three touchdowns and No. 19 Penn State used an early offensive burst in a 45-14 victory over Oregon State on Saturday.

Royster opened the scoring with a 15-yard TD run and he added two more in the second quarter for Penn State (2-0), which scored a touchdown on five of its seven possessions in the first half.

The Nittany Lions led, 35-7, at the half and extended the lead to 45-7 after three on a touchdown run by quarterback Daryll Clark and a 31-yard field goal by Kevin Kelly. Clark also passed for a pair of TDs.

Jacquizz Rodgers ran for two TDs for the Beavers (0-2).

It was one of those games where nearly everything worked for Penn State, especially on offense. The Nittany Lions racked up 594 yards of offense against Coastal Carolina in their season opener and were just as impressive against Oregon State with 454 yards

Royster rushed 17 times a career-high 141 yards and Jordan Norwood had eight catches for a career-high 116 yards and a TD. Royster also had three TDs in Penn State's season opener, and his 4-yard score just under four minutes into the second quarter made it 28-0.

Royster was quick to credit the rest of the offense for his success.

"It isn't me. It is the line," Royster said. "When you get in the open, you only have to worry about one other person. Hopefully we will keep moving forward and our offensive line will keep working hard."

Clark completed 14-of-23 passes for 215 yards and two TDs. After Rodgers scored on a 12-yard run to get the Beavers on the board, Clark led the Nittany Lions to a score on the ensuing possession, capping the 11-play, 78-yard march with a 22-yard scoring strike to Norwood to make it 35-7.

"(Clark) played very well today, and he played these two games very well," Penn State assistant coach Galen Hall said. "He did a great job of throwing it. We caught the ball extremely well. I am very pleased with that phase of our game."

Oregon State quarterback Lyle Moevao, who passed for 404 yards and three touchdowns against Stanford last week, was bottled up by the Penn State defense. He was 25-of-41 for 250 yards with two interceptions and was sacked twice.

"I think Lyle made a lot of very good plays. I think they got us in situations where we needed to convert and we didn't convert," Oregon State coach Mike Riley said. "We missed some opportunities. They mixed up the coverages. They had a good rush. Pressure was always applied; that's just Penn State's m.o."

Now it appears that Penn State will be 4-0 heading into Big Ten Conference play. Games against Syracuse and Temple are ahead for the Nittany Lions before Illinois comes to Happy Valley on September 27.

Oregon State is 0-2 for the first time since 2004 and hosts Hawaii next week.

"I really think the season plays out according to the improvement of your team," Riley said. "Win or lose today, we have to get better and, obviously, after today, we have a lot of getting better to do."








  • CORRECTION
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OREGON ST 0 7 0 7 14
    PENN ST (19) 14 21 10 0 45 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN (KEVIN
    KELLY KICK), 5:26. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 9:56. PENN ST 14-0
    2ND QU

    Sep 6 6:45 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON ST
    JACQUIZZ RODGERS 4 YD RUN
    (JUSTIN KAHUT KICK)
    OREGON ST 14
    PENN ST (19) 45 10:30 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Oregon State 14, Penn State(19) 45  4th - 10:30Sep 6 6:14 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OREGON ST 0 7 0 7
    PENN ST (19) 14 21 10 45 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN (KEVIN
    KELLY KICK), 5:26. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 9:56. PENN ST 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: PEN

    Sep 6 5:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG PENN ST
    KEVIN KELLY 31 YD
    OREGON ST 7
    PENN ST (19) 45 1:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oregon State 7, Penn State(19) 45  3rd - 1:23Sep 6 5:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    DARYLL CLARK 18 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    OREGON ST 7
    PENN ST (19) 42 4:53 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Oregon State 7, Penn State(19) 42  3rd - 4:53Sep 6 5:45 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OREGON ST 0 7 7
    PENN ST (19) 14 21 35 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN (KEVIN
    KELLY KICK), 5:26. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 9:56. PENN ST 14-0
    2ND QUARTER: PENN ST -

    Sep 6 5:01 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    JORDAN NORWOOD 22 YD PASS FROM DARYLL CLARK
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    OREGON ST 7
    PENN ST (19) 35 1:07 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oregon State 7, Penn State(19) 35  2nd - 1:07Sep 6 4:52 PM
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    Oregon State 7, Penn State(19) 28  2nd - 5:55Sep 6 4:46 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD OREGON ST
    JACQUIZZ RODGERS 12 YD RUN
    (JUSTIN KAHUT KICK)
    OREGON ST 7
    PENN ST (19) 28 5:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oregon State 7, Penn State(19) 28  2nd - 5:55Sep 6 4:41 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    EVAN ROYSTER 5 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    OREGON ST 0
    PENN ST (19) 28 11:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oregon State 0, Penn State(19) 28  2nd - 11:11Sep 6 4:29 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    EVAN ROYSTER 28 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    OREGON ST 0
    PENN ST (19) 21 14:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Oregon State 0, Penn State(19) 21  2nd - 14:41Sep 6 4:16 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OREGON ST 0 0
    PENN ST (19) 14 14 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN (KEVIN
    KELLY KICK), 5:26. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 9:56. PENN ST 14-0

    Oregon State 0, Penn State(19) 14  End of 1stSep 6 4:12 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OREGON ST 0 0
    PENN ST (19) 13 13 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN (KEVIN
    KELLY KICK), 5:26. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (PAT FAILED),
    9:56. PENN ST 13-0

    Sep 6 4:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    MICKEY SHULER 5 YD PASS FROM DARYLL CLARK
    (PAT FAILED)
    OREGON ST 0
    PENN ST (19) 13 5:04 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oregon State 0, Penn State(19) 13  1st - 5:04Sep 6 3:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    EVAN ROYSTER 15 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    OREGON ST 0
    PENN ST (19) 7 9:34 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Oregon State 0, Penn State(19) 7  1st - 9:34Sep 6 3:43 PM
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    Oregon State vs. Penn State(19)Sep 6 12:19 PM