Penn State beats MI, 42-13


Just like Penn State had a week off to prepare for a revenge game at home, Ohio State will be coming off a bye week to prepare for their own revenge game at home against the only team to hand them a loss in the regular season a year ago.

From the moment Saturday night's game began, it was impossible to ignore the memory of what happened a year ago and how much things have changed for Penn State since then.

Moorehead got the best of his counterpart early on by mixing in a direct snap to Barkley, which worked out with a 69-yard touchdown run to get the game going.

McSorley added three touchdown runs and led an offense that gained 506 yards against the No. 1-ranked defense of the Wolverines (5-2, 2-2), who came into the game averaging 223.8 yards allowed.

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MI football is going to have its hands full with second-ranked Penn State. Penn State and Ohio State will play with first place in the Big Ten East Divison on the line (yes, Michigan State is in the mix too without a loss in Big Ten play, but bear with me).

McSorley had a nice first half, and his touchdown sent the Lions into the break with a 21-13 lead.

Revenge may also be on the minds of numerous Nittany Lions. His tight end, Mike Gesicki, responded by running up to him while he wasn't looking and playing leapfrog on him. Penn State outgained MI 302-141 in the first half and never looked back from there. Ty Isaac scored from that spot two plays later, and it was 14-13 with 1:45 left until halftime. But a loss to Penn State would basically end any hopes MI has of a Big Ten championship. McSorley faked to Barkley and went in on the next play, scoring with 53 seconds remaining. Saquon Barkley set the tone with a 69-yard scoring run early and the Lions' offense continued to pile up yards (506 total), putting MI (5-2) away in the third quarter. 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.