Penn State is still just 1-5 this season, but the Nittany Lions are starting too look like they usually good.

PSU turned in an absolutely dominant first half vs. Rutgers on Saturday and carried a 17-0 lead into halftime.

Quarterback Sean Clifford was in the starting lineup again, and he was solid. He completed 10-of-14 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Backup quarterback Will Levis was also effective on the ground, rushing 10 times for 39 yards.

Penn State’s running attack was methodical and effective. In addition to Levis, running backs Devyn Ford and Kevone Lee also got healthy workloads. Ford carried the ball seven times for 42 yards and a score while Lee had nine attempts for 37 yards.

All-in-all, Penn State out-gained Rutgers 229-43 in the first half. The Nittany Lions managed 14 first downs while Rutgers totaled just two.

PSU’s rushing defense was perhaps the most impressive aspect of the first half. Penn State held Rutgers to just 12 yards on 13 carries. Rutgers running backs Johnny Langan and Isaih Pacheco rushed for just two yards each.

Penn State is looking for its second consecutive win after a nightmare start to the season.

Here’s some of the reaction to Penn State’s first half: