Beautiful play design springs TE Brenton Strange for huge gain, sets up short TD by Noah Cain
Penn State added another touchdown to boost its second-half lead, cashing in on a big gain provided by tight end, Brenton Strange.
The play that set up the touchdown was on a short pass from QB Sean Clifford to Strange over the middle. Strange had leaked into the middle of the field and rumbled for a gain of 40 yards, all the way to Auburn’s three-yard line.
It was all set up by the formation utilized by Penn State. Strange started in the position normally occupied by the offensive tackle. Auburn did not catch the switch, leaving Strange unguarded off the line.
Nobody picked up Brenton Strange because he was lined up at OT. The other lineman was split to the right pic.twitter.com/0U1uaYVSDM
— Charles Power (@CharlesPower) September 19, 2021
Brenton Strange with space. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/esn7JW8cf8
— Justin Groc (@justgroc) September 19, 2021
Noah Cain would finish the drive off as Penn State pushed its lead to 28-20 in the fourth quarter:
Cutback Cain 👀
Noah Cain (@therealnoahcain) stretches @PennStateFball‘s lead. pic.twitter.com/qhXOr1760S
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 19, 2021