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Clark leads Penn State in rout of Syracuse

Sep 14, 2008 - 1:16 AM SYRACUSE, New York (Ticker) -- Three weeks into the season, the Penn State offense has not shown signs of slowing down.

Daryll Clark threw for two touchdowns as 17th-ranked Penn State cruised to its third blowout victory, a 55-13 blitz of Syracuse on Saturday.

The Nittany Lions (3-0), who have outscored their opponents, 166-37, used a stifling defensive effort and four touchdowns through the air en route for a 38-6 halftime lead.

"It's always a good thing when you score early," Penn State head coach Joe Paterno said. "I'm just not sure how good we're going to be yet. We can be a pretty good team, I think, if we stay healthy. We haven't faced any adversity yet, so we'll see."

Clark finished 10-of-21 for 163 yards and a pair of first-quarter scoring strikes to Jordan Norwood and Deon Butler.

With Penn State leading 21-0, Pat Devlin replaced Clark and picked up right where the senior left off. Devlin, who was 8-of-13 for 130 yards, also teamed up with Norwood and Butler for second-quarter touchdowns to help the Nittany Lions build the 32-point lead

"They came out in no-back, which they've done before. The way that they were set up was totally different and we have some players who really were not recognizing what was going on," Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson said. "They did a number of things, motion, and other things. We had to get the group off the field and kind of coach them up. Once we got that settled, we had a little better feel for things."

Syracuse (0-3) totaled minus-one yard of offense in its first five drives, which included four three-and-outs and a lost fumble.

Cameron Dantley, who started at quarterback in place of Andrew Robinson, struggled throughout, completing 13-of-32 for 112 yards. He connected with Marcus Sales on an 11-yard strike late in the third quarter to account for the Orange's only touchdown.

Norwood had five catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns, while Butler added seven receptions for 110 yards and two scores for the Nittany Lions, who racked up 560 yards of total offense.

Evan Royster carried 13 times for 104 yards for Penn State, but did not find the end zone after tallying three touchdowns in each of the first two weeks. Stephon Green added 52 yards on 10 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown.

"I mean it is always good mentally when you win on the road" Green said. "You know coming in here they paint it as a big rivalry between Syracuse and Penn State. You know Coach Paterno said they are a good team don't sleep on them just because of their record. So you know we put those thoughts into our practices this week and we went to work in the Carrier Dome."








  • ** CONFIRMED **
    NCAAF
    PENN ST (17) 55
    SYRACUSE 13 FINAL

    Sep 13 6:56 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    DEREK MOYE 33 YD PASS FROM PAUL CIANCIOLO
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 55
    SYRACUSE 13 2:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Penn State(17) 55, Syracuse 13  4th - 2:50Sep 13 6:45 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PENN ST (17) 21 17 10 48
    SYRACUSE 0 6 7 13 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, JORDAN NORWOOD 55 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 1:20. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, DEON BUTLER 17 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 7:15. PENN ST 14-

    Sep 13 6:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG PENN ST
    KEVIN KELLY 43 YD
    PENN ST (17) 48
    SYRACUSE 13 0:16 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Penn State(17) 48, Syracuse 13  3rd - 0:16Sep 13 6:14 PM
  • 5
    roots
    McTool Added 5 roots

    Penn State(17) 45, Syracuse 13  3rd - 1:23Sep 13 6:13 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD SYRACUSE
    MARCUS SALES 11 YD PASS FROM CAMERON DANTLEY
    (PATRICK SHADLE KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 45
    SYRACUSE 13 1:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Penn State(17) 45, Syracuse 13  3rd - 1:23Sep 13 6:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    STEPHFON GREEN 2 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 45
    SYRACUSE 6 5:19 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Penn State(17) 45, Syracuse 6  3rd - 5:19Sep 13 6:02 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NCAAF FG PENN ST
    KEVIN KELLY 52 YD
    PENN ST (17) 38
    SYRACUSE 6 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 13 6:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG PENN ST
    KEVIN KELLY 52 YD
    PENN ST (17) 38
    SYRACUSE 6 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Penn State(17) 38, Syracuse 6  HalfSep 13 5:16 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG SYRACUSE
    PATRICK SHADLE 38 YD
    PENN ST (17) 35
    SYRACUSE 6 0:50 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Penn State(17) 35, Syracuse 6  2nd - 0:50Sep 13 5:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    PENN ST (17) 35
    SYRACUSE 3 2:09 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Penn State(17) 35, Syracuse 3  2nd - 2:09Sep 13 4:59 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG SYRACUSE
    PATRICK SHADLE 44 YD
    PENN ST (17) 28
    SYRACUSE 3 8:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Penn State(17) 28, Syracuse 3  2nd - 8:11Sep 13 4:43 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PENN ST (17) 21 21
    SYRACUSE 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: PENN ST - TD, JORDAN NORWOOD 55 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 1:20. PENN ST 7-0
    PENN ST - TD, DEON BUTLER 17 YD PASS FROM
    DARYLL CLARK (KEVIN KELLY
    KICK), 7:15. PENN ST 14-

    Sep 13 4:20 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    DAN LAWLOR 1 YD RUN
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 21
    SYRACUSE 0 2:54 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Penn State(17) 21, Syracuse 0  1st - 2:54Sep 13 4:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    DEON BUTLER 17 YD PASS FROM DARYLL CLARK
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 14
    SYRACUSE 0 7:45 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Penn State(17) 14, Syracuse 0  1st - 7:45Sep 13 4:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD PENN ST
    JORDAN NORWOOD 55 YD PASS FROM DARYLL CLARK
    (KEVIN KELLY KICK)
    PENN ST (17) 7
    SYRACUSE 0 13:40 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Penn State(17) 7, Syracuse 0  1st - 13:40Sep 13 3:44 PM