Penn State Big Ten Champions, Defeat Wisconsin 38-31
INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State defeated Wisconsin 38-31 in the Big Ten Championship Game Saturday.
If you missed the game, check out our LiveBlog below for a recap of all the excitement. Newswatch 16’s Jim Coles reports from the sidelines at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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4TH & 1 with 1:04 left. If Penn State gets the stop, they’ll be Big Ten Champs!
Penn States a 38-31 lead with just 5:14 to play. I know they’ve been a second half team all year. But this is incredibly impressive. We’ll see if they can close it out!
Penn State driving as we head to the 4th quarter. Whatever happens, this has been fun!
31-28 Badgers. What a game this has turned into! Figures the best conference would yield the best conference title game!
I leave to do our 10PM show on WNEP2 and I come back to see Penn State has tied it up! They’ve been a 2nd half team all year! No quit in this group!
28-14 Wisconsin at the half. The good news? Penn State has been a second half team all year. The Nittany Lions have outscored their opponents by 172 points after halftime this season, the second best mark in the FBS.
It’s not over! That Penn State quick strike offense strikes quickly and it’s 28-14.
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Penn State gave away 14 points on the bad snap and then the turnover on downs. They trail 28-7 and they’re in trouble here.
4th and 2 and PSU goes for it on their own side of the field. They don’t get it. Interesting decision.
Well that’s a unfortunate turn of events… Bad snap leads to a Wisconsin touchdown. 21-7
First stop for the Penn State defense forcing the first Wisconsin punt of the game. Nittany Lions will get the ball back, down 14-7.
PENN STATE IS ON THE BOARD!!! 33 yard touchdown from Trace McSorley to Mike Gesicki!
Penn State in Wisconsin territory for the first time tonight.
First time Wisconsin has scored 14 points in the first quarter since they played Illinois on November 12th. They don’t usually score quickly.
67 yard touchdown from Clement and PSU is in an early 14-0 hole. Safe to say this is not the start the Nittany Lions wanted.
So far this game is going exactly according to Wisconsin’s script. Stopped PSU on a 3 & out. Followed that up with a slow, methodical drive for a touchdown. 7-0 Wisconsin.
Saquon Barkley gets his first carry and then limps off the field. Not a great sign.
Penn State will receive the ball to start the game.
It’s almost time for kickoff! Enjoy this, Nittany Nation. These opportunities don’t come around often!
Penn State Head Coach James Franklin talks about the significance of this game.
Fans from all over northeastern and central Pennsylvania made the trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Title Game. Sports Director Jim Coles caught up with a few of them.