After falling to the Ohio State Buckeyes last week, the Penn State Nittany Lions are out to prove they’re still a contender.
That means blowing competitive teams out, and going undefeated the rest of the way. It’s easy to understand why they were anxious to get out on the field against Michigan State this week. But they’ll have to wait a little bit longer than usual to taste the thrill of victory.
The game was delayed midway through the second quarter because of lightning in the area.
So far, Michigan State is giving Penn State all they can handle. The Nittany Lions still lead, but only by seven points; they’re up 14-7 in the first half. The result is hardly a foregone conclusion, and they’ve done well to limit Heisman hopeful Saquon Barkley to only one yard rushing on three attempts in the game.
The Spartans have clawed their way back into the AP top 25 this week, and at 6-2 on the season, they’re a legitimate opponent. Penn State is the superior side, but might they be suffering from a hangover against the Buckeyes last week?