Penn State was the latest power five program to take Appalachian State's best punch. For a while, it looked like the Mountaineers were going to come into Happy Valley, and leave with a win. They put up 28 4th quarter points to take a late 38-31 lead, but Trace McSorley rallied the troops and hit the freshman, KJ Hamler for the game-tying score to force overtime. Miles Sanders put the team on top and then Amani Oruwariye made the play to win the game: an interception to cap a crazy opener, a 48-35, overtime win, one James Franklin won't soon forget.
"We're going to look back at the end of the year and this is going to be, obviously a critical win for us," Franklin said. "All wins are going to be different. All wins aren't created equally. I don't know what's in the water in Boone, North Carolina, but it seems like they've been doing this for a long time. So, I'm proud of our guys. We found a way to get a win. We're going to enjoy it."
Penn State plays at Pitt next Saturday night, in a game that will air live on WNEP-TV.