Penn State taking care of business against EIU

October, 10, 2009
10/10/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg


We won't know for at least another week whether Penn State's soft nonconference schedule adequately prepared the Nittany Lions for the season. But Penn State is doing what top-15 teams are supposed to do to inferior opponents, crushing Eastern Illinois 38-0.

Quarterback Daryll Clark is building off an encouraging performance at Illinois with three first-half touchdown passes, including a 51-yarder to Chaz Powell. Junior running back Evan Royster also is having a productive afternoon with 94 rushing yards on only eight carries.

It's been another rough day at Beaver Stadium for former Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen, completing 9 of 19 passes with an interception. Penn State has outgained the Panthers 343-134.

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