McSor­ley leads PSU in rout of Georgia St.

Daily Times (Primos, PA) - - SPORTS - By Travis John­son

STATE COL­LEGE » Trace McSor­ley threw a Beaver Sta­dium-record 85yard touch­down pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scor­ing strikes and also ran for a touch­down in No. 5 Penn State’s 56-0 vic­tory over Georgia State Satur­day night.

A week after a shaky start against Pitts­burgh, McSor­ley bounced back in a rare prime-time game against a nonPower Five school. He com­pleted 14 of 19 passes for 258 yards in the first half to help Penn State (3-0) take a 35-0 lead.

McSor­ley fin­ished 18 of 23 for 309 yards. Barkley had 226 all-pur­pose yards and wasn’t fazed by an awk­ward hit that sent him la­bor­ing to the side­line in the se­cond quar­ter.

Barkley re­turned to the game after a brief eval­u­a­tion but wasn’t needed much longer. Penn State (3-0) rested most of its starters after scor­ing on its first drive of the se­cond half.

Backup quar­ter­back Tommy Stevens caught a touch­down pass and threw one, and DaeSean Hamil­ton, Bran­don Polk and Saeed Black­nall added touch­down re­cep­tions for Penn State.

Miles San­ders ran one in while Barkley was be­ing eval­u­ated for a po­ten­tial in­jury, and An­dre Robinson added a late rush­ing touch­down for Penn State.

Con­ner Man­ning com­pleted 16 of 29 passes for 133 yards for Georgia State (0-2) with three in­ter­cep­tions. The Panthers also lost two fum­bles and Penn State turned all five turnovers into touch­downs.

CHRIS KNIGHT — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Penn State’s DaeSean Hamil­ton (5) avoids a hit by Georgia State’s Cedric Stone, left, after a catch dur­ing the first half Satur­day.

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