Nittany Lions (2013) Penn State Gets First Victory, Crush the Orange at Home FB Mike Rust Celebrating the Blowout This game would be no contest from the beginning. The Nittany Lions were hungry to avenge their tough loss to Florida, and the Orange were simply overmatched. Penn State would kick off to start the game and the defense let their presence be known immediately. The held Syracuse to a 3-and-out and knocked out the starting QB for two quarters. Following a Syracuse punt the Nittany Lions offense would show it's ability as they wasted no time getting the ball into the endzone. They put the ball in the hands of their best runningback and he did the work. [YOUTUBE]RH01HL_4r_8[/YOUTUBE] Dukes Makes the Score 7-0 Following the score Syracuse's offense again failed to make any progress and gave the ball back to the Nittany Lions who again made quick work of the porous Syracuse defense. This time Penn State struck through the air as Williams found Wade on a 59-yard score. [YOUTUBE]7CQkVdmvPcg[/YOUTUBE] Wade Wide Open for the Easy TD The rest of the game would be much of the same for both teams. Penn State would add another 10 points onto their total before the Orange even knew what hit them. The Syracuse offense would show some life before half as they hit a field goal to cut the lead to 24-3. The second half would basically be Penn State trying to run the clock out and Syracuse trying to avoid further embarrassment. Penn State wouldn't attempt a pass the whole second half and tried to burn as much clock as possible. FB Mike Rust would go over the 100 yard mark for the first time in his career, but got injured on the carry that put him over the mark. Rust is questionable for next week's game. The main story however would be about the play of Curtis Dukes. Dukes would go for well over 100 yards and added three scores. Dukes has been frustrated since the new offense has been put in but he was content today. Dukes on one of his Three Touchdowns The backups would get some valuable playing time in this game as they played almost a quarter and a half. Coach Ceps thinks that this playing time will help down the road and into next season. The Nittany Lions have improved their record to 1-1 on the season and hope to rise in the rankings. Thought this was funny. This was my line after I mass subbed.