Heartbreaker on Homecoming: No. 8 PSU falls to MSU, 21-17

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Here’s the latest from Penn State-Michigan State on Homecoming at Beaver Stadium.


A last second heave comes up short and for the second time in the last two years, by nearly identical margins, Penn State comes up short in back-to-back games against Ohio State and Michigan State. This year, the Nittany Lions fall at home against the Spartans, 21-17. They will be looking to keep their hopes alive for a New Year’s 6 Bowl next week at Indiana with kickoff set for 3:30 pm in Bloomington.

Fourth Quarter

Pinegar gives Penn State the lead on 17-14 with 9:21 in the game.

Michigan State scores the go ahead touchdown with 19 seconds to go. Spartans lead it 21-17.

Third Quarter

After having gone three and out, Garrett Taylor intercepts Bryan Lewerke’s pass intended for Cam Chambers. First Down Penn State.

The Nittany Lions fail to convert as McSorley gets tripped up by the turf and the Spartans take over on downs.

Lewerke took the Spartans down the field as Felton Davis III as he scores touchdown on the Penn State sideline, that was upheld on review. 14-14.

Jake Pinegar had a chance for a field goal but misses with 21 seconds to go in the quarter.

Halftime Note

Trace McSorley now holds PSU’s career passing yardage, 8,470….surpassing Christian Hackenberg who had 8,457.

Second Quarter

Penn State ended up with a goal line stand, but following an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Nittany Lions, Michigan State tied it up as the Spartans La’Darius Jefferson scored from 1-yard out. The Spartans earlier in the drive converted a fake punt.

The Nittany Lions before the half though came up with a go ahead score as Miles Sanders scored on a 48-yard run to take a 14-7 Halftime lead.

First Quarter

The Nittany Lions threatened to score, but that drive was ultimately ended by a fumble, allowing the Spartans to take over at the 31-yard line.

Penn State would later bounce back as KJ Hamlar comes up with a touchdown catch to put the Nittany Lions up 7-0 in the first quarter. This is the 34th straight game that Trace McSorley has thrown a touchdown pass.

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