Indiana upsets Penn State in OT

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Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, Indiana

Nick Carbone, Staff Writer

The Indiana Hoosiers upset the No. 8 team in the country 36-35. The game was played on a sunny day in Indiana. The gutsy play call by Tom Allen paid off for the Hoosiers.

Indiana was up at halftime 17-7.

Penn state then fought back in the second half and was winning 28-20 with a minute left.

Michael Penix, Jr. then drove down the field and threw it to his receiver Whop Philyor for a touchdown to make the score 28-26.

The Hoosiers succeeded on a two-point conversion to tie the game at 28.

The game went to overtime and Penn State had the ball first. The Nittany Lions scored a touchdown and got the extra point which made the score 35-28.

Indiana needed a touchdown, and they got it, making the score 35-34. The Hoosiers decided to go for a two-point conversion to win the game. Penix, Jr. scrambled out of the pocket and dove into the endzone for the touchdown, which won the game for Indiana.

The Hoosiers couldn’t get the running game going at all. They only had 41 rushing yards the entire game compared to the Nittany Lions’ 250 yards. But when they needed running back Stevie Scott the most, he came through. Scott only had 57 rushing yards, but he had two major touchdowns in this game.

Penix, Jr. threw for 170 yards and went 19-36 passing. He is the savior for Indiana, getting the game-winning touchdown.

Indiana’s next game is at Rutgers on Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. They will be using this momentum to play the Scarlet Knights, who came off of beating Michigan State 38-27.

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