Quick start lifts Penn St. to 24-0 win (AP)
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—Penn State’s offense had a quick start, a fourth-quarter burst—and some harrowing moments in between.
Luckily for coach Joe Paterno, the defense smothered Kent State and gave freshman quarterback Rob Bolden time to regroup.
Bolden ran for his first career touchdown and threw for another, tailback Evan Royster also ran for a score and Stephfon Green settled the shaky offense with tough second-half runs in the 22nd-ranked Nittany Lions 24-0 win Saturday over the Golden Flashes.
Penn State (2-1) regained some confidence after last week’s 21-point loss to Alabama, but it often wasn’t pretty.