Sports

Penn State Rolls Over Akron 52-0: Stafford's Mike Gesicki Grabs Two Touchdown Passes

Mike Gesicki highlights in 52-0 victory over Akron September 2, 2017 Credits: Nittany Lion 38
62cac52f16cd2be15e67_Mike_Gesicki_stretching_vs_Iowa.jpg
62cac52f16cd2be15e67_Mike_Gesicki_stretching_vs_Iowa.jpg

STATE COLLEGE, PA - Stafford Township native and Southern Regional Alum Mike Gesicki had a stellar performance in Penn State's season opener against Akron in the MAC Conference on Saturday afternoon.  

Penn State rolled 52-0 over Akron.  Gesicki had six catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns.  Penn State is ranked No. 6 in the nation.  They totaled totaling 569 yards of offense and shutout their opponent Akron in the football season opener for both teams Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium.

Early season Heisman trophy candidate Saquon Barkley led a Penn State rushing attack that totaled 247 yards with 172 markers and two touchdowns on 14 carries, and he totaled 246 all-purpose yards with the addition of 54 receiving yards and 20 kickoff return yards. Quarterback Trace McSorley threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, both of his passing touchdowns went to Gesicki.

Defensively, Penn State did not allow Akron (0-1) past midfield in the first half, holding the Zips to just 69 yards, while the offense gained 358 en route to a 35-0 lead at halftime. PSU's shutout was the first in a season opener since a 59-0 win over FIU in 2007. 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Stafford/LBI

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019 and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018

Susan G. Komen North Jersey Increases Program Funding by 15% for 2018-2019

and Awards 13 Grants to 11 Local Community Non-Profit Organizations

June 21, 2018  – Susan G. Komen North Jersey announced that it will award a total of 13 grants to 11 local community non-profit organizations in its nine-county service area for 2018-2019, with an increase in total program funding at 15% ...