James Franklin and Penn State kicked off the season with a bang, rolling to a 38-15 win over West Virginia in the opener.

In that win, new starting quarterback Drew Allar shined with his full host of tools on display. However, not every area of the game was a big positive for the Nittany Lions.

Heading into the opener, Franklin went with Sander Sahaydak as the team’s starting kicker. He made his first 2 PAT tries, but Sahaydak also missed a pair of close field goal tries in the first half.

After that, the Nittany Lions rolled out Alex Felkins for the rest of the night. Felkins was 3-for-3 on PATs and added a chip shot field goal from 25 yards out. While neither player tried a long-range kick, Felkins was the only one to convert a field goal.

After the game Franklin admitted the training camp competition was extremely close and could have “went either way” to begin the season. Missing a pair of kicks that weren’t particularly challenging meant it was time to try the other player.