Penn State beat Purdue 35-31 in a thrilling season-opener Thursday

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saw seven lead changes and Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford go through an entire career's worth of emotion in one night.

67-yard touchdown pass with two seconds left before halftime to give the Nittany Lions a 21-10 lead.

The Boilermakers dominated the third quarter, putting together two touchdown drives and holding Penn State to 33 yards of offense to storm to a 24-21 lead.

Penn State took the lead back early in the fourth quarter when Clifford found KeAndre Lambert-Smith for a 29-yard touchdown pass

Two minutes later, after Purdue went three-and-out.

Jefferson took the ball 72 yards to the house to give Purdue the lead back, and it looked as if Penn State's night was done.

he Nittany Lions managed only 14 yards on their next two possessions and were forced to punt, but the Boilermakers could not put the final nail in the coffin, which cost them.

Penn State got the ball one more time with 2:22 left to play, and the Nittany Lions put together an eight-play

80-yard touchdown drive in 1:25, with Clifford throwing his fourth touchdown of the night, this time to KeyVone Lee, who scored from 12 yards out.

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