Penn State seems to like to let lesser teams hang around early this year. It happened again when Trace McSorley threw an interception off the hands of Miles Sanders to set up Kent State first and goal.
The Golden Flashes continued to shoot themselves in the foot though, and could only get three instead of seven. Not ideal for any upset hopes. They then made the fatal mistake of kicking to KJ Hamler who returned it 52 yards to set up the Nittany Lions in Kent State territory. A few plays, and a beautiful throw later, Penn State was knocking on the door. Trace called his own number again, taking it in on a draw this time from 13 yards out. Penn State leads 28-10. Kent State gets the ball first to start the second half.