Penn State Football had an offensive resurgence in 2022. Let’s look back at the three biggest offensive performances of 2022.
The Penn State offense finally returned to relevancy after back-to-back disappointing campaigns. Penn State infused their offense with the addition of two program-changing running backs, Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen. With quarterback Sean Clifford and Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich back, the offense was explosive and completed long clock-eating drives.
Every game this season, except for the Michigan game, Penn State had different contributors that led the offensive attack. During any given game, that could be wide receiver Parker Washington, tight end Brenton Strange, tight end Theo Johnson, or one of the aforementioned running backs.
The Penn State offensive attack was very diversified. The Maryland game is a perfect example of what this offense has become. Three quarterbacks attempted a pass, seven players recorded a rushing attempt, and twelve players recorded a reception. A complete masterpiece of getting everyone involved.
As good as Penn State was this season about spreading the wealth, there were individual performances that really stand out.
Here are the three most significant individual offensive performances.
Quarterback Sean Clifford 10/22 vs. Minnesota
A week after Penn State no-showed against Michigan, Sean Clifford had arguably his best game of 2022 against Minnesota. Clifford completed 23/31 passes for 295 yards and four touchdowns.
Running Back Nicholas Singleton 9/10 vs. Ohio
The second game of the season was a glimpse into the future for Nicholas Singleton. Singleton shredded the defense with 179 yards on 10 carries for two touchdowns. This was the first game where we saw the explosiveness from Singleton with touchdown runs of 70 and 44 yards.