I am not exactly sure what I watched last night.
Seriously, I’m not. I missed the first half, and the final 30 minutes still feels like a blur with interceptions and holding penalties galore, but what I do know is that Geno Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton were both really, really, good again.
Lewis hauled in six catches for 109 yards while Hamilton went for eight and 103. Both receivers had key receptions from Christian Hackenberg on Penn State’s game-winning drive including a 53-yard gain off a slant pattern for Lewis to escalate the march into Rutgers territory.
Lewis is fifth in the nation with 380 yards while Hamilton holds down the thirteenth spot with 337.
Penn State is the only FBS school in the country with two players in the Top 20 on this list.
I never really covered Hamilton, but here is a piece I wrote about Geno Lewis for Onward State following the 2013 Blue-White game when I was around the program. Ever since the season finale against Wisconsin last year, Lewis has just been on an absolute tear with no less than 91 yards in every game.
To say I love this team right now from a football standpoint would be a big lie. From run-blocking to play-calling, they have a lot of issues to fix, but replacing Allen Robinson’s production does not appear to be one of them.
Penn State is 3-0 for the first time since 2009. The next two games are at Beaver Stadium against opponents that are a combined 0-5. They have a chance to get on a roll as the top two receivers continue to roll.
Enjoy these statistics while I run a few miles, get coffee, and potentially make Internet during NFL games.