Finally, somebody from the football team is being recognized by the national media for their effort this season.
If what Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said in his Tuesday press conference holds merit, then the future is as bright as ever for Penn State. “I think Penn State itself, Coach Franklin, has a football team that’s been extremely close. A lot of parallels probably with our season in 2012, losing a number of games by a total of 15 points,” Dantonio said. “Maybe four games.”
James Franklin had a slew of topics to discuss with reporters on Tuesday at his weekly press conference, but his stance on the controversial decision to punt rather than go for it on fourth down late against Illinois, along with notes about senior day, highlighted them all.
If Bills owner and Penn State meagdonor Terry Pegula got his way, Beaver Stadium would have played host to the Buffalo Bills-New York Jets game.
Penn State took the field today riding the momentum of bowl eligibility, and took on a 4-6 Illinois that has only won two Big Ten games in the last three years. On paper, Penn State should have emerged from this one victorious. If only that was the case.
Penn State’s defense entered the game in the top five nationally in many statistical categories. However, when it matter most on the game’s final drive, it couldn’t finish.
Here’s the official drinking game for today’s game vs. Illinois. Enjoy!