#7 Penn State 28, #16 Michigan 21
So you wanted to see Noah Cain finally in his element dominating a grind-it-out game? You thought: Of all games, this is the one! They’ll finally get it straight! Oh yeah? It didn’t happen. The dumbass four-man running back rotation prevailed once again as Penn State shot their wad with some chunk plays and then hung on to defeat Michigan in one of those games that give you no great amount of confidence in the future. The PSU offense choked in the second half, the defense got tired, and if Michigan’s own ineptitude and coaching vagaries hadn’t derailed them, the Wolverines would have — and should have — won. Hell, if normally sure-handed Ronnie Bell had caught that fourth-down pass in the end zone, we’d all be crying in our Yuengling-moistened Frosted Flakes this morning.
Penn State improves to 7-0, 4-0, while Michigan’s loss puts them at 5-2, 3-2, probably nixing their chances for a Big Ten title.[Read more…]