Army West Point lost three fumbles, but the Penn State offense struggled to capitalize in the first half.
The Nittany Lions lead 10-0 at halftime Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Redshirt freshman running back Nick Scott scored his first career touchdown, and Joey Julius hit a 37-yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the first half. The Nittany Lions have 125 yards through two quarters.
Scott leads the team with 38 yards rushing on 10 carries. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg has completed 6 of 14 passes for 43 yards.
Army has 77 total yards — all rushing — and had five fumbles.
An Army fumble on its first offensive play set up an eight-play, 42-yard drive capped by Scott’s 11-yard touchdown run.
Another Army miscue ended its fourth drive.
Black Knights running back Jordan Asberry dropped a pitch, and Penn State linebacker Von Walker fell on the fumble. Penn State failed to capitalize on the turnover, punting the ball away on fourth-and-6 from the 39-yard line.
Army quarterback A.J. Schurr fumbled to end the team’s next drive. Nittany Lions linebacker Manny Bowen recovered, but the offense stalled at the 20-yard line, leading to Julius’ field goal.
Running backs Saquon Barkley and Akeel Lynch, safety Marcus Allen, linebacker Brandon Bell and offensive lineman Andrew Nelson are all out due to injury.