Penn State beats MI, 42-13

Penn State beats MI, 42-13

That's impressive! McSorley is 6'0, which is not short.

MI football takes on second-ranked Penn State Saturday. He did this with offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead during the Rose Bowl last season. Thirteen months after Penn State lost to MI by 39 on the road in the Big House, it took less than a minute for a new tone in the series to be set: On the second play of the game, Heisman candidate tailback Saquon Barkley took a direct snap and burst past a confused Wolverines defense for a 69-yard touchdown. Because Franklin was not actually punching him in the head, McSorley was primed to have another strong 30 minutes down the stretch.

MI football is going to have its hands full with second-ranked Penn State.

With an off week to prepare, Penn State didn't let up. Ty Isaac scored from that spot two plays later, and it was 14-13 with 1:45 left until halftime. He also provided the dagger with a bobbling catch that fell into his arms for a 42-yard touchdowb with 13:11 remaining that put the Nittany Lions up 35-13.

Coming out of a bye week, Penn State was itching to get the ball rolling early against the Michigan Wolverines. And that sets the stage for an epic division showdown in Ohio Stadium next week against Ohio State. Barkley's big game was notable, but McSorley's performance was the key. The Browns are among a handful of teams who are credentialed for the press box in Happy Valley for Saturday night's game between the Nittany Lions and the visiting Michigan Wolverines. McSorley (6'0/195) struggled with accuracy in the first half, but really turned things on from the third quarter on, particularly with his legs. That's the bridge the Wolverines couldn't overcome. But a loss to Penn State would basically end any hopes MI has of a Big Ten championship. The Wolverines return to the Big House next weekend for a matchup against Rutgers as they look to right the ship.

This Big Ten East race is just heating up.



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