Strong defense, powerful running game propel Penn State to 23-7 victory over Rutgers

Rather than having more flashbacks to its first five games of 2020, Penn State has been channeling its success of previous seasons under James Franklin the last two weeks, with a strong defense complementing a physical rushing attack driving a ball-control offense. The Nittany Lions played shutdown defense Saturday against Rutgers for much of the game and rushed for 248 yards in an efficient offense that helped them subdue the Scarlet Knights, 23-7, at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J., for their 900th victory in program history, the eighth team to reach that mark. A nasty wind that frequently g…

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