It was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it? After losing to No. 24 Michigan State on a last-second field goal in East Lansing, Penn State’s College Football Playoff hopes have gone up in smoke with the Nittany Lions falling to No. 14 in the second CFP poll of the season.
Last Tuesday, Penn State was just outside the four-team playoff bubble, needing some help from teams facing Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Clemson. Some of that Big Ten help came, but scenarios that see Penn State ending up even in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship Game seem all but unattainable.
But, there are still possibilities. There’s still plenty of fun college football left to watch — especially as it pertains to the Nittany Lions’ quest for a New Year’s Six bowl bid. The fun begins with Ohio State-Michigan State and ends with Notre Dame-Miami Saturday.