Social media reacts to Drew Allar’s big plays toward end of first half

Few things seemed to go well for the Penn State offense in the first half of their Week 3 contest at Illinois. Penn State had to fight for every one of the 16 points it scored in the first half and the offense knows they left some points on the scoreboard, failing to fully capitalize on three forced turnovers by the Penn State defense.

But quarterback Drew Allar may have provided a bit of a much-needed spark with a pair of big plays late in the first half. After running for a first down in the middle of the field, Allar dropped back in a hurry-up approach and dropped a dime to wide receiver Liam Clifford down the right sideline for a big gain, putting Penn State in position to tack on to its slim lead just before halftime.

Penn State kicker Alex Felkins hit the third of his three first-half field goals to extend Penn State’s lead to 16-7 as the first half came to a close, and it was thanks to the big pass from Allar to Clifford.

Let's watch those plays one more time

ESPN's Mina Kimes chimes in

That's what people have been saying!

Best QB in the Big Ten?

Big Ben had a pretty solid NFL career, is all we're saying

It really was the perfect throw from Allar

Let's see how that play looked down the field with the receivers

Get a closer look at Liam Clifford and Allar's ball placement

That throw had us all like...

Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire