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Clifford leads No. 11 Penn State over Ball State 44-13

Ball State quarterback Drew Plitt completed 25 of 39 passes for 176 yards in the loss.
Credit: AP
Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford (14) passes against Ball State during the first half of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford completed 21 of 29 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, ran for another score, and No. 11 Penn State beat Ball State 44-13 Saturday. 

Running back Noah Cain and receiver Jahan Dotson each scored, and linebacker Jesse Luketa returned an interception for a TD. Jordan Stout also kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions. 

Ball State quarterback Drew Plitt completed 25 of 39 passes for 176 yards, and Carson Steele scored on a 5-yard run for the Cardinals.

The Cardinals (1-1) travel to take on Wyoming (2-0) on Saturday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m. ET.