STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - Evan Royster ran for a touchdown and caught another, and No. 7 Penn State contained quarterback Greg Paulus and rebuilding Syracuse in a 28-7 win Saturday.
Royster turned a short throw into a 49-yard touchdown on the game's opening drive, and added a 12-yard scoring run to give the Nittany Lions a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.
Penn State (2-0) throttled Syracuse's running game early, and the Orange (0-2) unsuccessfully tried to throw off the Nittany Lions' defense, at times alternating Paulus and backup Ryan Nassib at quarterback.
Paulus, the former Duke basketball player, finished 14 of 20 for 105 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He threw mostly quick passes to counter Penn State's pressure.
Royster finished with 41 yards rushing and 61 yards receiving.