Nittany Lions score impressive Homecoming win over Terps
What can I say, dear readers? I went into this game with a don’t-give-a-shit-what-happens attitude, something I’ve seen a lot of coming from loyal Penn State fans lately. With no expectations of anything but more of the same, we amassed in Mike’s Garage (all three of us) with wearily wary anticipation of yet another noon start and yet another catatonic first half for the Nittany Lions before a less than capacity Homecoming crowd on a sloppy day at St. Joe Memorial Stadium at Beaver. Ahh, but Terp meat was on the menu.
The aura of mediocrity driven ennui was abruptly lifted, however, when rapidly improving Penn State sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley carried forward his wake-up performance from the second half of the Minnesota game to engineer an energetic opening drive of 84 yards in six plays. It was clear at that point that the Nittany Lions had come to play and were fully awake. Former freshman speedster (now sophomore superstar) Saquon Barkley had his best game yet at just the right time. What could have been a rain-muted, ornery, somnolent crowd at St. Joe was energized from the git-go, lustily cheering their boys on to an ultimate 38-14 victory over the hated, rivalrous Terps. [Read more…]