Week 1 Recap: PSU 23 - Syracuse 17
PSU freshman QB Christian Hackenberg played a solid game overall, but at times showed that he will need to adjust to the college game. Hackenberg completed 22 of 31 passes for 278 yards and 2 TDs, capped off with a beautiful 54 yard bomb to WR Eugene Lewis. Hackenberg also threw 2 INTs, one at a critical time in the game, which allowed Syracuse to get an easy touchdown and get themselves back in the game.
The Lion defense played very well the entirety of the game, minus one or two plays. Safety turned cornerback Malcolm Willis got burned in the second quarter which allowed Syracuse to score an easy touchdown. The rest of the game, the Orange had a hard time moving the ball. The Lions defensive line led by senior DT Daquan Jones and sophomore Deion Barnes proved too much for the Syracuse running game and safety turned LB Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (SOA) led the Nits' defense with 8 solo tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 FF, and 1 FR.
Offensive Player to Watch - QB Christian Hackenberg
Defensive Player to Watch - DE Deion Barnes
Prediction: PSU 34 - EMU 13
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