West Virginia football starts its 2023 campaign under the lights on Saturday at No. 7 Penn State, and there might not be a brighter stage in the sport in Week 1. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. in Happy Valley on NBC.

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FINAL: Penn State 38, West Virginia 15

TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (31-15 3:34): Greene converts his third fourth-down conversion, and he eventually sneaks into the end zone on a bootleg. Greene’s first score of the year comes on the ground. Donaldson runs in the two-point conversion.

TOUCHDOWN PENN STATE (31-7 7:32): Nittany Lions deliver the dagger on a 25-yard pass from Allar to junior receiver Malik McClain to extend the lead to 31-7.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS WVU (10:26): WVU’s fifth fourth-down attempt of the night is thwarted by the Nittany Lions. Brown drew up a trick play to get Nicco Marchiol the ball as a passer while in the backfield. Marchiol took a sack.

FIELD GOAL PENN STATE (24-7 14:57): PSU ends its drive with a chip-shot field goal.


END 3Q: Nittany Lions are driving in WVU territory.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS WVU (2:54): Garrett Greene converts another fourth-down conversion, but the drive stalls at the PSU 27 and he can’t find Preston Fox on the second fourth down of the drive.

TOUCHDOWN PENN STATE (21-7 8:36): Seven-play, 56-yard drive is stamped with an easy 12-yard pitch-and-catch from Allar to Lambert-Smith in the end zone for the second time tonight.

12:02: WVU responds with a short drive of its own. Nittany Lions have good field position at their own 44-yard line.

13:45: Penn State’s opening drive goes three-and-out. Burks in coverage on third down. WVU will start on its own 26-yard line.


HALF: 14-7 Nittany lions as both teams head to the locker room. Greene is 5-for-10 with 67 passing yards (31 rushing). CJ Donaldson ran nine times for 33 yards and a score. On defense, Tomiwa Durojaiye recorded a sack, and Beanie Bishop has a pair of pass breakups.

MISSED FIELD GOAL PSU 0:22: Sahayadak gets an opportunity to redeem himself from 34-yards out, and he hooks it right once more. Huge break for the Mountaineers who will go into halftime down 14-7.

MISSED FIELD GOAL PSU 2:05: The Nittany Lions respond by driving to the WVU 21-yard line, but sophomore kicker Sander Sahaydak barely misses the field-goal attempt wide right.

5:01: WVU turns the ball over on downs at the PSU 43-yard line.

TOUCHDOWN PENN STATE (14-7 9:10): The Nittany Lions respond with a surgical drive from PSU quarterback Drew Allar (5-for-5, 74 yards on the drive). Running back Nicholas Singleton extends the lead with a two-yard TD rush.

TOUCHDOWN WEST VIRGINIA (7-7 14:14): Sophomore running back CJ Donaldson punches in a 1-yard touchdown run for WVU’s first of the season. Donaldson has 33 rushing yards on eight carries.


END 1Q: WVU is driving after a fourth-down conversion from Garrett Greene on the ground and a 37-yard completion to Devin Carter.

3:31: Both teams follow PSU’s scoring drive with a punt. WVU takes over at its own 31-yard line.

TOUCHDOWN PENN STATE (7-0 10:13): Following a productive but fruitless WVU opening drive, PSU quarterback Drew Allar finds KeAndrew Lambert-Smith for a 72-yard touchdown pass on the fourth play of the drive. WVU safety Aubrey Burks in coverage.

15:00: West Virginia will start with the ball.