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#7 Penn State Nittany Lions (11-2)


Sat. 11/19 Sat. 11/26 Sat. 12/3
@ Rut
W 39-0
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vs. MSU
W 45-12
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vs. Wisc
W 38-31
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Penn State makes playoff case with 38-31 win over Wisconsin

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As Penn State's band played and Lucas Oil Stadium rocked, thousands of fans clad in their traditional white shirts chanted "We Are Penn State."

It might have been more fitting if had it been "We are Penn State - and we are back."

Five years after a child sex abuse scandal tainted the reputation of the school and its football program along with the legacy of late coach Joe Paterno, quarterback Trace McSorley put the Nittany Lions squarely back in the national spotlight Saturday night with an epic 38-31 come-from-behind victory over No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship game. It was the largest comeback in the six-year history of the game.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. McSorley3360
Passing TDs: T. McSorley25
Rushing Yards: S. Barkley1302
Rushing TDs: S. Barkley16
Receiving Yards: C. Godwin795
Receiving TDs: C. Godwin9
Interceptions: B. Smith2
Schedule 2016
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/3 vs. Kent State W 33 - 13
9/10 at Pittsburgh L 39 - 42
9/17 vs. Temple W 34 - 27
9/24 at 4 Michigan L 10 - 49
10/1 vs. Minnesota W 29 - 26
10/8 vs. Maryland W 38 - 14
10/22 vs. 2 Ohio State W 24 - 21
10/29 at Purdue W 62 - 24
11/5 vs. Iowa W 41 - 14
11/12 at Indiana W 45 - 31
11/19 at Rutgers W 39 - 0
11/26 vs. Michigan State W 45 - 12
12/3 vs. 6 Wisconsin W 38 - 31
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
7 Penn State 8-1 11-2
2 Ohio State 8-1 11-1
5 Michigan 7-2 10-2
Indiana 4-5 6-6
Maryland 3-6 6-6
Michigan State 1-8 3-9
Rutgers 0-9 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
6 Wisconsin 7-2 10-3
Iowa 6-3 8-4
Nebraska 6-3 9-3
Minnesota 5-4 8-4
Northwestern 5-4 6-6
Illinois 2-7 3-9
Purdue 1-8 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5591 (31)
Passing Yards: 3396 (23)
Rushing Yards: 2195 (55)
Points per game: 36.7 (20)
Yards per game: 430.1 (50)
Touchdowns: 56 (18)
Field Goals: 22 (5)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4576 (42)
Passing Yards: 2580 (44)
Rushing Yards: 1996 (56)
Points per game: 23.4 (34)
Yards per game: 352.0 (20)
Touchdowns: 34 (38)
Field Goals: 17 (94)
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