Mistakes make a difference for Penn State football this weekend. The #8 Penn State Nittany Lions opened the 2020 season on the road against Indiana. Riding a 42 game losing streak against Top Ten ranked teams, Indiana finally snapped the curse with an improbable 36-35 overtime defeat of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
A back-and-forth affair saw a bunch of scoring and a mental break downs or two. Indiana had a huge second quarter with two touchdowns and a field goal to forge a 17-7 advantage.
Penn State had the advantage to ice the game but Devyn Ford didn’t realize Indiana enticed him to score. Instead of taking a knee at the one and running out the clock. Ford opted to score on the play.., once he crossed the goal line, he seemed to recognize his error.
Indiana, down by eight, had the game on life support but, had a shot. Then the drama unfolded. Indiana nabbed the game-tying points on a Michael Penix Jr . scamper. Penix scampered for the conversation to end regulation knotted up. Parker Washington hauled in a Sean Clifford 9 yard pass to put the Lions in front, 35-28. Happy Valley needs to bounce back.
Indiana needs to match to keep playing. Whop Philyor nabbed a nine-yard pass from Penix Jr. to get within one. Penix decided to take matters into his own hands and rolled to his left to hit the pylon and ended the upset.
Mistakes make a difference for Penn State.
Penn State had the advantage in every category…total yards- 488-211…. Rushing. 280 the 41
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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.