I'm a huge fan of the game. I'm not sure if I am the biggest, but I sure am up there. I have seen changes over the years, some good and some bad, and some just make one area better while making others worse. While I have a lot to talk about this offseason, one of the things I want to put a lot of emphasis on is the officiating.
Penn State needed Ohio State to beat Michigan earlier in the day to have a shot at the division title, and the Buckeyes nipped the Wolverines in double overtime, a game that went final midway through the first quarter of the PSU-MSU game.
McSorley added a yard scoring pass to backup running back Andre Robinson with left in the game. The victory was the eighth straight for PSU, which will face Wisconsin for the conference championship next Saturday in Indianapolis.
The Lions have been behind or tied at halftime in five of them. They have outscored their opponents in the third quarter this season, in the second half.
Michigan State finished an uncharacteristic They succeeded in doing that, as Barkley finished with 14 yards on 12 carries before departing in the game late in the third quarter after rolling his right ankle.
He finished 17 for 23 for a career-high yards and the four scores. Godwin finished with five catches for yards. Barkley also dove for a one-yard TD in the first half, and Robinson went 14 yards for a score with remaining in the game.
PSU, which owned a second-half yardage advantage, was helped in no small part by the fact that the Spartans lost running back L. Scott and quarterback Damion Terry in the second quarter. Scott, who suffered a knee injury, later returned.
Terry did not. Special teams Tyler Davis kicked another field goal to improve to 21 for 23 this season.
The two misses were blocks. Freshman punter Blake Gillikin averaged Turnstile report The announced attendance in the ,seat stadium was 97,