Penn State 33, Indiana 24
An uncharacteristic deep throw late in the game saved y’all’s ass there at Penn State. With 1:46 left in the game, Drew Allar hit Keandre Lambert-Smith for a 57-yard touchdown pass to break a 24-24 tie.
Sanguinarians are scratching their seborrhea, wondering how this travesty of a game that should have been a walkover could even happen. The spread, after all, was 32. WTF??? LMAO.
The Hoosiers had played well up to the end, confuddling a seemingly out of sorts Penn State defense. Maybe they were pining over Chop Robinson’s absence, but they surrendered more points than they have given up to anybody else all season, making Indiana’s offense look competent. Freshman QB Brendan Sorsby certainly looked competent hitting 13-19 for 269 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
No way did Franklin cover the damn spread this week. He would have needed another three touchdowns to even get close. However, in other gambling propositions, thanks to the Hoosiers’ newfound competence, the game blew through the over/under of 46 big time.
Meanwhile, Northwestern was busy beating Maryland 33-27. The Wildcats capitalized on two fumbles and an interception. So, the Turtles will be loaded for bear next week at home in College Park. The Nittany Lions better come to play, and it would behoove them to get Chop Robinson back to harass Taulia Tagavailoa.
Otherwise, the only thing worthy of note was Drew Allar giving up his first interception as a semi-pro, hired college ath-a-lete. He finished 20-31 for a measly 210 yards with three touchdowns and the notable interception. He stuck with safe throws most of the game but did go deep a few times, including the game winner.
The ending of today’s game was not supposed to be exciting, but it was. Penn State sure as hell didn’t look like an AP Top Ten team, but you know what I think of these early rankings. Next week, it should be a barn-burner with the Terps.
I’ll be back between my MRI and my CT scan next week with my thoughts on the big Maryland game.