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Penn State Shutout of Rutgers Increases Nittany Lions National Prestige

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The Penn State Nittany Lions once again utilized an amazing second half of offensive production to dispatch of an opponent, defeating Rutgers in New Jersey by a score of 39-0.

The dominant victory was the seventh consecutive win by the James Franklin-coached squad that has officially stamped their mark as one of the best college football squads in the nation.

The statistics on offense were not incredibly impressive given the numerical outcome, but the Nittany Lions defense turned in a historic performance.

Rutgers gained just 59 yards through the air and 40 yards on the ground, meaning that Penn State held them to 99 yards in total. Keeping a team from advancing less than an entire football field over the course of 60 minutes is indeed a noteworthy accomplishment. Six different players carried the ball for a Rutgers squad that came into the game hoping to at least keep things competitive, but the end result was disappointing and entirely unproductive

Sophomore running back SaQuan Barkley garnered 92 yards via 16 rushing attempts and crossed the line once. PSU is now 9-2 on the year and awaiting the official rankings to be released later this week.

Fans are daring to look forward to the final week of the season and a possible top-six ranking.

This would mean that Penn State is involved in a major bowl game for the first time since major disruptions took place in the sacred ground known as Happy Valley. With a victory against Michigan State next week, everyone can dare to dream big.

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