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Penn State holds off Purdue

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Silas Redd ran for 131 yards and a touchdown and Penn State took advantage of Purdue’s special teams miscues to hold on Saturday for a 23-18 win.

Akeem Shavers had a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:08 left but Purdue was stopped on a 2-point conversion attempt to keep the deficit at 20-18. A missed field goal and extra-point attempt earlier in the game also haunted Purdue (3-3, 1-1 Big Ten) on a windy afternoon.

Chaz Powell returned the ensuing kickoff 92 yards to the 3, but an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty pushed Penn State (6-1, 3-0) back, and the Nittany Lions settled for field goal with 6:24 left and a five-point lead.

Nate Stupar’s interception of a tipped pass at the Purdue 19 with 1:59 left finally sealed the game for Penn State.

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