Blue White Illustrated

Kent State Postgame

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S E P T E M B E R 4 , 2 0 1 6 B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O M 1 FLASH FORWARD Nittany Lions overcome stubborn Kent State in opener Penn State's season-opening 33-13 victory over visiting Kent State on Saturday was by no means overwhelming, but it got the job done – the job being to give a redesigned offense and a new-look defensive front a chance to establish themselves, and to get the Nittany Lions to 1-0. "We're happy with the win," coach James Franklin said. "I think we could have been cleaner. It wasn't as clean as we would have liked it to be, but we scored over 30 points with a defensive touchdown." The Lions had to settle for field goals at times, as M A T T H E R B | M A T T @ B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . c O M P O S T G A M E R E P O R T W E E K 1 P E N N S T A T E 3 3 , K E N T S T A T E 1 3 Barkley surges for- ward for extra yardage in the Nittany Lions' victory over Kent State. The sopho- more running back finished with 105 yards to pace the Penn State offense. Photo by Steve Manuel BWI X PRESS

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