Penn State will join top-25 polls this week, because the Nittany Lions pulled off one of the best wins of the year in dispatching Ohio State on Saturday night, 24-21.
The Nittany Lions were 20-point underdogs, but that didn’t matter, and a blocked field goal return late in the fourth quarter held up as the game’s decisive moment.
It was a brilliant play by the Lions. Penn State’s Marcus Allen (No. 2) jumped to block the 45-yard try from Ohio State’s Tyler Durbin. Grant Haley picked it up and raced down the left sideline, narrowly avoiding chasing Buckeyes.
After the game, the home crowd was predictably (and rightly) jubilant.