Penn State cruised to a win in Week 2 over Delaware, gaining some much needed confidence and momentum before a test against Illinois next week.

The Nittany Lions offense was dominant, and their defense also held strong all game.

Penn State head coach James Franklin had high praise for his team’s offense, which had 63 points and 541 total yards of offense.

“I thought we were very efficient,” Franklin said. “We were able to stay on the field, we were able to sustain drives. We were able to convert on third down, converted a few times on fourth down. The one thing is the penalties. We’ve been pretty disciplined with that. I wasn’t very happy with that. But besides that I thought we played very efficient today on offense.”

Penn State got some solid production from running backs Kaytron Allen and Trey Potts. Allen had 103 yards and a touchdown and Potts had 59 yards. Franklin is counting on the duo to be consistent all year.

“Those guys have bought into the idea that we have two starting tailbacks,” Franklin said in his postgame press conference. “We’ll see how that goes week-to-week based on preparation throughout the week. But we’re going to play them both like starter reps.”

Quarterback Drew Allar had another big game with 204 yards and a touchdown. He also had a touchdown on the ground. The performance gave Franklin more confidence that Allar will be ready for big games down the line.

“He’s just steady-Eddy. He never gets too high, he never gets too low,” Franklin said. “You can pat him on the back, you can scream at him. He’s just steady in his preparation on a daily basis, on a weekly basis. Last year I thought he prepared as if he was the starter and he’s taken it to another level this year. He’s doing a great job of managing the game, the clock, situational football. All those things. I’ve been impressed with him.”