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Penn State Football Drops To No. 16 In AP Top 25 Poll

As expected after yesterday’s brutal 41-17 loss to Michigan, Penn State football dropped six spots to No. 16 in this week’s AP Top 25 Poll.

The Nittany Lions are coming off a terrible loss to Michigan in the Big House, a game in which they were almost literally run over by Wolverines running backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards. Edwards ran for 173 on 16 attempts and Corum for 166 yards on 28 attempts, while each back scored two touchdowns, as well. In total, the defense allowed 418 rushing yards and 563 total yards of offense.

Sean Clifford also left the game with an undisclosed injury, which leaves the future of the offense cloudy ahead of Penn State’s White-Out matchup with Minnesota on Saturday night.

Michigan moved up to No. 4, Ohio State stayed at No. 2, and Illinois jumped to No. 18.

As for the USA Today Coaches Poll, Penn State dropped to No. 16, while Ohio State moved up to No. 2 and Michigan to No. 3.

Penn State will aim to shake off the loss this Saturday, as it will host Minnesota in the 2022 White Out Game. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcasted on ABC.

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