Penn State embarrassed Michigan Saturday night



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No. 2 Penn State came out swinging under the light’s of Beaver Stadium Saturday night destroying No. 19 Michigan 42-13.

The Nittany Lions carved through Michigan’s “staunch” defense as Trace McSorley ran for a career-high three touchdowns with 76 total yards on the ground. Meanwhile the Penn State quarterback was also able to add 282 yards through the air going 17/26 with a touchdown and interception.

In addition to McSorley, the Penn State offensive attack was led by Saquon Barkley who finished with 108 yards and two touchdowns and Daesean Hamilton who had six receptions for 115 yards.

For Michigan, their offense continued to struggle as quarterback John O’Korn had another lackluster performance. Although better than last weekend’s 10/20, 58 yard output against Indiana, O’Korn was only able to muster 166 total passing yards Saturday night against the Nittany Lions.

The Wolverines also weren’t able to get a single offensive player over a 50-yard threshold as Karan Higdon finished with just 45 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown while Grant Perry had three receptions for 46 yards.

Michigan’s struggles on the offensive line also reared it’s ugly head once again as the Penn State pass rush got to O’Korn for seven sacks while forcing a second-half fumble.

Up next for Michigan is a date with Rutgers at the Big House who has suddenly won two straight and is now tied with the Wolverines for fourth in the Big Ten East. On that token, Michigan is not only taken out of the divisional title picture but is in real danger of falling out of the AP Top 25.


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