As Penn State's starting quarterback, McSorley has always been regarded as a calm, focused and poised leader.But when the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions played Pittsburgh Saturday, McSorley admitted that his nerves affected him because he remembered the late interception he threw in the end zone past year."I was a little bit jittery", he said. I was missing on open throws.
Saquon Barkley, fresh off his second entry in a book of a season that will eventually be presented as his 2017 Heisman Trophy campaign, made maybe the most interesting postgame point on Saturday after the Lions beat Pittsburgh, 33-14, at Beaver Stadium. "I guess what I do not know is, are we supposed to prepare harder this week than we did last week?" "That's what that was for us".
"I think it left kind of a bitter taste in everyone's mouth, but you know, last year is last year", senior safety Troy Apke said.
"I feel like whenever he touches the ball, he can create an explosive play", Nittany Lions Coach James Franklin said of Barkley, who stands a chiseled 5 feet 11 and 230 pounds. "But for us, this was just like beating Akron".
Penn State began a season of sky-high expectations with a 52-0 romp over Akron, while the Panthers needed overtime to get past Youngstown State.
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These jerseys have some new trim on them, and they're a little louder than Pitt's old shades of blue and yellow. It was Week 2. She said she wasn't quite sure how her family would react when she mentioned their reception idea, but they immediately loved it. "They held on to that win the whole season".
Pitt was able to get on the board right before the half on a 28 yard field goal by Alex Kessman. "That brought everybody up". Penn State's Grant Haley intercepted Pitt's Max Browne and returned it 42 yards on the game's first drive, and that set up a touchdown. The former Whitehall star added 45 receiving yards and a touchdown catch.
"I read that play like I did it 100 times in practice", Allen said. "We signed up for this".
The play was a good reminder that, while things like inaccuracy, drops, missed blocking assignments, and short yardage struggles can occasionally grind this offense to a halt, its ability to score in a flash, through the air or on the ground, is invaluable. It is the only thing which exists for us. They have to have our back.
Penn St.: McSorley's worries about the slow starts that cost the Nittany Lions in last year's loss disappeared when Penn State scored twice in the game's first 10 minutes. When we lost, they were disrespectful.
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