Penn State picked to finish 3rd in East, McSorley picked for Offensive POY


Despite winning double digits in each of its last two season, the Penn State Football team was picked to finish 3rd in the Big Ten East, according to the media.

The poll, now in its eighth year, after the Big Ten stopped conducting one among its media members picked Ohio State to finish first in the east followed by Michigan State.

The Buckeyes received 23.5 first-place votes, with one voter picking Ohio State and Michigan to tie for first. Michigan State earned two first-place votes, Penn State got one, and Michigan earned 1.5.

In the West, Wisconsin was the unanimous winner followed by Iowa and Northwestern.

Overall, in the closest vote in seven years, Ohio State edged Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship.

QB Trace McSorley was selected as Offensive Player of the Year. McSorley earned 14 first-place votes to finish with 66 points, edging out runner-up Jonathan Taylor of Wisconsin (61 points).

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