DEFENSE: Javon Ringer was thrown for a 2-yard loss on MSU's first offensive play. Great tone-setting and Tom Bradley's crew never let up.
SPECIAL TEAMS: The Lions were a bit shaky on kickoff coverage and did not get much out of the return game.
COACHING: With all the rumors swirling about this being Joe Paterno's final home game (he said it was not), the staff did a great job of staying focused on the task at hand.
INTANGIBLES: Penn State officially owns Michigan State in LGT games at Beaver Stadium.
OTHER GUY: We expected more out of Sparty this time around. We're anxious to see if MSU bounces back in a bowl.
OFFICIALS: Nothing crazy (for once) out of Dick Witvoet's crew.
CROWD: Braved nasty conditions to be a part of a huge win.
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