ANN ARBOR, Mich. — There has been no shortage of criticism directed Penn State’s way following it’s 49-10 loss at Michigan here Saturday. And some of the strongest comments came from Nittany Lion starting quarterback Trace McSorley.
After struggling through a 16-of-27 performance in which he was sacked six times, McSorley met the media and bluntly assessed the team’s play.
“Really, it’s embarrassing,” he said. “I’m sorry to all of our fans (for) how we came out and played. It wasn’t the Penn State that we want to be, it’s not the Penn State that we need to be and the Penn State that we are. That wasn’t us out there today and I’m sorry to all of the fans. It’s embarrassing and it hurts.”
McSorley added that he was not alone in feeling that way.
“What I said is probably echoed through the rest of the team,” he said. “We know that’s not us out there today. We’ll never accept that and never will.”
The redshirt sophomore went out of his way to praise the now 4-0 Wolverines, who looked every bit as good as their No. 4 national ranking indicates. But in his eyes, that did not excuse PSU’s poor play.
“Michigan’s a very good team,” McSorley said. “All credit to them. They’re a tremendous team and there’s a reason they’re the No. 4 team in the country. The deserve all of that. They were the better team today.
“But I don’t think we came out and played like we’re capable.”