On a day that saw major upsets in college football, like Number Two Clemson falling to Pitt 43-42 and Number Three Michigan losing to Iowa 14-13, Indiana looked to pull off its own magic on the gridiron. The Hossiers hosted Number 10 Penn State, and put up a major defensive stand against them. They limited the Nittany Lions to seven points in the first quarter, and 14 for the entire first half. Indiana tied Penn State twice in the second quarter, including with one minute left to go when Devine Redding ran it into the end zone from 12 yards out.
The Hoosiers took control in the third quarter as Griffin Oakes’s 47-yard field goal and another rushing touchdown by Redding gave them a ten point lead, 24-14. The Nittany Lions rallied to go up 28-24 early in the fourth quarter, but the Hoosiers responded with a 40-yard TD pass fro Nick Westbrook to Richard Lagow. The score was 31-28 with 11:06 remaining in the fourth, and Indiana still had a good shot for another huge college football upset.
Then came the final four minutes of the game, and it all unraveled. Saquon Barkley’s TD run and Tyler Davis’s field goal put Penn State up 38-31. A fumble recovery by Torrance Brown, which he returned for a touchdown, sealed the victory for the Nittany Lions 45-31. Your text to link…
The loss drops the Hoosiers to 5-5 on the season.