Except, Penn State did get the stop earlier in the drive. "I don't know why". Farmer's final line: Eight tackles, pass defensed, quarterback hit. The penalty moved the ball to the Penn State 22, and the Spartans were able to run the clock down before Coghlin's winning kick.
The game was halted with 7:58 to go in the quarter on a chilly, rainy day in East Lansing.
Officials originally said the game could resume at 4 p.m. EST.
The Spartans game against the Nittany Lions was the second straight week the Spartan secondary was exposed.
Penn State started the season 7-0 but are now 7-2 following back-to-back brutal road losses to Ohio State and Michigan State.
Of course, as Barkley learned last Saturday, all it takes is one week to change the direction of a player's Heisman campaign. And Lewerke is only a sophomore.
Running back Saquon Barkley said he tried to do what few players get to do during a game: Relax.
The school's massive alumni network and even bigger fanbase can make for an interesting sight when its football team plays on the road. Penn State, he said, runs a lot of "exotic defenses" that leave openings downfield for a quarterback to exploit.
Although it may sound insane to suggest Michigan State could just march into Columbus and beat the Buckeyes, they weren't expected to beat Penn State and they were a two-touchdown underdog against Michigan and they stunned both of them.
By the end of the game, Michigan State had won.The Penn State players may not have felt the delay's effect, but Franklin did."I've never been a part of something like that before", he said. I will go over every detail of what happened today and makes sure we have the best plan possible to help put our kids in position to be successful. "Unfortunately, I'm one of those guys that's in the back, just chilling, not really doing too much". They host Rutgers next Saturday.
Michigan State is looking to pull off the major upset in East Lansing on Saturday afternoon, but it will take a complete team effort.