BIG TEN CHAMPIONS! penn State battles from behind to defeat wisconsin 38-31

Penn State won its first Big Ten Championship since 2008 and fourth overall (1994, 2005).
Trace McSorley was named the Grange-Griffin Most Valuable Player following a career-high 384 yard passing performance.
McSorley set a program record with his fifth 300-yard passing game this season.
McSorley upped his season passing mark to 3,360 yards and broke the Penn State season record, adding a Big Ten Championship game-record four touchdown passes against the Badgers.
Mike Gesicki made his fifth career touchdown catch and fourth of the season, marking his first touchdown outside of Beaver Stadium.
Saquon Barkley broke the Penn State sophomore single season rushing yards record with 1,302 yards on the year.
The 38 points scored by the Nittany Lions are the most given up by the Badgers since 2014.
Saeed Blacknall had career highs in receptions (6), yards (155) and touchdowns (2), in his second career 100-yard outing.
The 70-yard McSorley to Blacknall pass is the third-longest passing play in Big Ten Championship game history.
Blacknall's 155 receiving yards are a Big Ten Championship game record and his two touchdowns are second in #B1GFCG history.
DaeSean Hamilton had eight catches for 118 yards in his fifth career 100-yard receiving game. The mark ranks second in Big Ten Championship game history.
The Nittany Lions allowed Wisconsin just three points in the second half.
Brandon Bell's 13 tackles ties the Big Ten Championship game record, marking his second double-digit tackle game of the year.
Penn State has outscored its opponents 132-50 in the third quarter this season and 298-105 in the second half this season.
The Nittany Lions have posted their 16th 11-win season overall and first since 2009.
For head coach James Franklin, the 11 wins are the most in a single season during his six years as a head coach.
The 21-point comeback win marks the fourth double-digit comeback of the season for the Nittany Lions, which is believed to be the first time Penn State has accomplished that feat on four occasions in a single season.


The Nittany Lions will return to the “Granddaddy of Them All” for the first time since 2009, meeting USC January 2 in Pasadena.


Mark Selders, Penn State Athletics

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