In a heart-pounding clash that had Beaver Stadium reverberating with emotions, the Penn State Nittany Lions fell to the Michigan Wolverines 24-15. The game ended the Nittany Lions’ chances for a College Football Playoff Berth or Big 10 title.
The first half of the game unfolded as a tightly contested battle, with both teams showcasing defensive prowess that defined the day. Though Michigan led for much of the first half, a late rushing touchdown by quarterback Drew Allar made it a 14-9 game heading into halftime.
The second half, however, was a different story. The Wolverines managed to control the game from the start of the second half, and at one point ran the ball 32 consecutive times, leading to a field goal and touchdown that stretched the lead to 15 with just four minutes remaining. Despite the Nittany Lions’ valiant efforts and late game touchdown, the day ultimately belonged to Michigan.
While the Nittany Lions’ hopes for a College Football Playoff berth are gone, there’s still much to play for as the 10th ranked 10-2 squad ends the season against Rutgers and Michigan State. A favorable bowl game will likely await them at season’s end.