The Indiana Hoosiers entered the game today versus Penn State with a record of 1-21 against the Nittany Lions. For the most part, the 2019 NCAA season has been thrilling for the Penn State football program and its fans, but as always, all good things come to an end.
With Penn State ahead by three with 10:45 to play, Clifford led an 18-play, 75-yard drive that burned 9:01 and ended when he plunged in from a yard out to put the game out of reach. The Hoosiers never recovered as two plays later, Penn State's Journey Brown rushed 35 yards for a touchdown that extended the Lions' lead to 27-14. In addition to Hamler is tight end Pat Freiermuth who is second in the team in catches (32), yards (392), and touchdowns (7).
After a quick swing pass from junior quarterback Peyton Ramsey, Philyor turned upfield for a 10-yard reception before taking a hit to the head as he was sandwiched between two Nittany Lion defenders.
"They weren't letting up, but we were moving people", Bowers said. The Nittany Lions were able to consistently beat Bedford around the outside forcing Ramsey to scramble and extend plays outside of the pocket. They also got stops on defense until they needed one most late in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota, after losing 8-2 in the opener, led 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 early in the second. They're leading the conference in passing, have one of the best passing offenses in the country. He did not return to action, and Penn State subsequently relied more heavily on its run game.
There are two more opportunities for the Hoosiers to reemerge in the polls.
Worst coverage: Penn State blitzed two safeties, Lamont Wade and Jaquan Brisker, and Ramsey capitalized by calmly hitting a wide-open Fryfogle for a 38-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7. I think the depth that we have at the running back position has been helpful, and the depth at the receiver positions has been helpful.
The Hoosiers sit at 7-2 on the interval and have obtained Four-straight sport titles heading into Saturday afternoon's recreation.
Then, they'll either encounter Wisconsin or a rematch with Minnesota. That win sets up a high-stakes showdown with Ohio State next week with a spot in the Big Ten Championship Game potentially on the line.
On defense, the Hoosiers were able to force Penn State into third-and-long situations but had trouble finishing the job.