Clifford to Lee Saves the Day for Penn State

Lyn Scarbrough

September 07, 2022 at 9:00 am.

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Keyvone Lee (24) catches the game winning touchdown in the second half against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium. (Photo: Trevor Ruszowski/USA Today Sports)

It had not been a bad night for the Penn State offense.

Playing at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium, the Nitany Lions led the Boilermakers midway through the fourth quarter, but a pass from senior quarterback Sean Clifford was intercepted and returned for a touchdown, putting the visitors down by three points with time running out.

A Purdue punt pinned Penn State 80-yards from the end zone with under two minutes remaining.

That’s when Clifford took over, more than making up for the pick-six.

He completed seven of his next eight passes, including a 10-yard scoring strike to sophomore running back Keyvone Lee with just 57 seconds remaining, to claim a 35-31 win for the visitors.

That touchdown catch has been chosen as the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish “Catch of the Week.”

For the game, Lee ran for 30 yards and had two receptions, including the game winner. Clifford threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns, and ran for another score.

The win was Penn State’s 10th consecutive in the rivalry.

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