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3-9, 6th in Big Ten - East
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McDowell remains on the Big Board

Malik McDowell drops several spots on Mel Kiper's list after missing three games with an ankle injury and recording just 1.5 sacks. McDowell, at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, is awfully talented to pass on. Big Board (Insider)

Big second half fuels Penn State's win over Michigan State (1:12)

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Penn State 45, Michigan State 12 The Nittany Lions are heading to the B1G championship game.

Breaking down Penn State's Trace McSorley's impressive night against Michigan State (2:01)
Penn State QB Trace McSorley talks about feelings winning the Big Ten East (1:24)
Penn State head coach James Franklin discusses bringing the Happy back to Happy Valley (0:48)

Penn State ends with a flourish

Trace McSorley completes a pass to Andre Robinson, who runs 40 yards for the score as the Nittany Lions pour it on Michigan State, 45-12. The win earned Penn State a spot in the Big Ten title game.


Penn State smells Big Ten East title

The Nittany Lions can book their trip to Indianapolis and the Big Ten title game. Andre Robinson puts Michigan State away with a 14-yard touchdown run for a 38-12 lead late in the fourth quarter.


McSorley's red-hot 3rd quarter continues

Chris Godwin breaks free for a 59-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley, his third TD pass of the quarter. Penn State leads Michigan State 31-12 lead and takes a big step toward the Big Ten championship game.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Penn State entered today's game fourth in the FBS in second-half scoring margin (plus-140). The Nittany Lions have outscored Michigan State 21-0 in the third quarter.


Franklin goes wild after takeaway

Grant Haley recovers a fumble by Michigan State's Tyler O'Connor and sends Penn State head coach James Franklin into a sideline frenzy. The Nittany Lions lead 24-12 in the third quarter.

Penn State airs it out for another long TD (1:55)

Gesicki beats two defenders for TD

Trace McSorley airs it out, going deep to Mike Gesicki, who makes a catch between a pair of defenders and falls into the end zone. No. 7 Penn State increases its lead over Michigan State to 24-12 late in the third quarter.


Nittany Lions begin 2nd half with TD

Chris Godwin gets behind the defense and catches a 34-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley as No. 7 Penn State takes a 17-12 lead over Michigan State.


Sparty leads No. 7 Penn State at half

Michael Geiger makes his fourth field goal, from 21 yards, to give Michigan State a 12-10 lead at Happy Valley.

Penn State head coach James Franklin discusses team's improvements for 2nd half (0:41)

Team Stats

Passing Yards222.373rd
Rushing Yards172.770th
Points For24.1105th
Points Against27.8Tied-60th

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