Locked in: Reactions pour in on Sean Clifford's strong play at Rose Bowl vs. Utah
Penn State’s Sean Clifford is locked in and playing very well in his final game as a Nittany Lion. After a slow start, Clifford led 2 strong scoring drives and has looked good while doing so as Penn State is tied with Utah 14-14 at halftime.
Clifford enters halftime having thrown for 146 yards and 1 touchdown on 12 of 15 completed passes. His most impressive drive of the afternoon so far was his scoring drive that ended in a Mitchell Tinsley touchdown. He was 4/5 on the drive and delivered a couple beautiful balls under some pressure. Utah QB Cam Rising is sitting at 81 total yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception through the first half.
Check out the throw from the 6th-year senior. This is Tinsley’s 5th touchdown of the season.
Sean Clifford was 4/5 for 68 yards on the last drive for Penn State.
Capped off the drive with a 10-yard touchdown to Mitchell Tinsley pic.twitter.com/l5x68Lyr6Z
— Alex Rocco (@AlexRocco13_) January 2, 2023
Clifford and the Penn State offense will be in for a long one Monday evening. Utah is matching the Nittany Lions on offense and, despite a slower start, this could turn into a barnburner quick.
Social media reacted to Clifford’s hot start Monday evening at the Rose Bowl.
Sean Clifford is locked in 🎯
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) January 2, 2023
Sean Clifford is absolutely dealing 🔥🔥🔥
— Noah Simone-Dobin (@noahsd11) January 2, 2023
Sean Clifford is better than Caleb Williams
— Valley Boys Sports (@VBSofficial_) January 2, 2023
Man, Sean Clifford is on the money today so far. Some impressive throws and reads by him. #WeAre 🔵⚪️🦁
— Blue and White 🌹🌹🌹 (@BlueWhiteSports) January 2, 2023
SEAN CLIFFORD QB1
— Bill DiFilippo (@billdifilippo) January 2, 2023
Sean Clifford: dealing?
— JP Acosta (@acosta32_jp) January 2, 2023
Whew, Sean Clifford. Smokin’ drive.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) January 2, 2023
What a drive by Sean Clifford.
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 2, 2023
LET SEAN CLIFFORD COOK 🔥🦁
— The Basic Blues Podcast (@BasicBluesPod) January 2, 2023
Sean Clifford is dealing. 🎯
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) January 2, 2023