When the Nittany Lions take the field to play the Fighting Illini on Saturday night, they may be doing so the final time.
No, the series is not ending. Neither team is leaving the Big Ten.
ANN ARBOR, October 15—A three-quarter sleeper turned into a fourth quarter thriller as the #8 Nittany Lions (6-1, 3-1 Big 10) lost to the unranked Michigan Wolverines (4-3, 2-2) in the final second, 27-25. In the first three quarters, both teams squandered opportunities to score, and as the fourth quarter opened, the score was 10-3 in Michigan’s favor. Penn State had been held scoreless in the first half, and could only muster a field goal in the third quarter. Then, all hell broke loose in the fourth quarter. And in the end, it was not the offense, but the vaunted defense that let us down.
This is another in my series describing notorious characters I have known. Those of you who have read my bloviations here know that I am a raconteur par excellence, better known as a big bullshitter. I’ve met other bullshitters in my life, but perhaps the biggest of all bullshitters I have ever met—in every sense of the word “big”— is a guy named Bill.