Penn State's Road to Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin

A look at the key players, plays and game that helped lead the Penn State Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship Game to face the Wisconsin Badgers.

Penn State's Road to Indianapolis

  • The clincher – Penn State surges through Michigan State 45-12 with 35 unanswered points in the second half 
  • Quarterback Trace McSorley became the star with career-highs in passing yards (376) and touchdowns (4) 
  • An electric double-overtime win for Ohio State over Michigan gives James Franklin & Penn State the tie-breaker 
  • Signature win – The Nittany Lions showed the country just how dangerous they can be when they took down Ohio State 24-21 
  • Impact Player – Get used to hearing about RB Saquon Barkley after 1,556 yards from scrimmage & 17 touchdowns 
  • Key Stat – Halftime adjustments are key for PSU, outscoring opponents 118-47 in third quarters 
  • Wisconsin awaits the hungry Nittany Lions at Lucas Oil Stadium after a 10-2 regular season, losing only to Ohio State and Michigan 

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