BIG TEN EAST CHAMPIONS! PENN STATE DEFEATS MICHIGAN STATE 45-12 TO earn a trip to the Big Ten Championship GAME

Earning the Land Grant Trophy with the win, Penn State has won both trophy game outings this year, marking the first time since 2009 it has won both trophies in the same season.
Penn State honored its 2016 senior class, managers and their families in a pregame ceremony on the field prior to kickoff.
Nittany Lion alum and former NFL linebacker LaVar Arrington served as an honorary captain for the pregame coin toss.
Tyler Davis put Penn State on the board with a field goal, marking the first three of nine total points scored against the Spartans, adding six PATs.
Saquon Barkley vaulted into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown in the second quarter to surpass the 100 points total on the year. Combining with Davis, the two have scored more than 100 points a piece this year, (Barkley 102; Davis 123) marking the first time in school history there have been two 100-point scorers in the same season.
Chris Godwin sparked the second-half shutout with a 34-yard touchdown pass from McSorley in the third quarter.
Mike Gesicki followed with a 45-yard touchdown pass from McSorley, before finishing with 64 receiving yards on the day, giving him 610 for the season, to break the Nittany Lion single season mark for a tight end.
Godwin added another 59-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter to give him nine touchdown receptions this season, which is the best mark by a junior at Penn State.
Andre Robinson scored back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 14-yard run and 40-yard catch from McSorley.
Trace McSorley is the fourth Penn State quarterback to lead his team to 10 wins in his first year as the starting quarterback, logging a school-record tying fourth 300-yard passing game of his career against Michigan State.
McSorley threw a career-high four touchdown passes, finishing with 389 yards of total offense, giving him 3,348 on the year, for a Penn State single season record.
Brandon Bell tied a career-high mark with 18 tackles against the Spartans.
Penn State’s defense posted 10.0 tackles for loss, marking the ninth time in 2016 they have compiled at least 9.0 TFLs in a game.
Penn State clinched a share of the Big Ten East title with Ohio State, marking the first divisional title for the Nittany Lions since sharing the Leaders Division crown with Wisconsin in 2011.
Penn State has now won three overall Big Ten regular season titles and two divisional crowns since joining the league in 1993.
Penn State is set to travel to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin Saturday, Dec. 3.

Credits:

Mark Selders, Penn State Athletics

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