Penn State running back throws much-needed touchdown vs. Illinois

This may not have been the reason why Penn State wanted to bring Trey Potts into the program out of the transfer portal this past offseason, but they may be glad he did. With Penn State’s offense having some trouble establishing much of a rhythm in a defensive battle with Illinois, Potts delivered a halfback pass to tight end Tyler Warren for a massive touchdown late in the third quarter.

Warren did a great job of catching the ball before stepping out of the end zone, even keeping both feet just inside the lines as he made the catch.

This appears to be the first career pass attempt by Potts, now in his fifth year of college football. Potts transferred to Penn State as a graduate transfer from Minnesota in the offseason. His first pass, and first touchdown pass, could not have come at a better time for Penn State.

The touchdown pass put Penn State up 23-7 as the Nittany Lions started to establish full control of the game. Nick Singleton rushed for a touchdown following an Illinois interception on the ensuing possession to put the Nittany Lions up 30-7 early in the fourth quarter.

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