Penn State, Michigan State Are On Pace For A Seven-Hour Game

Toni Houston
November 5, 2017

The Spartans were trailing Penn State 14-7 at the time of the evacuation.

The Nittany Lions still plan to plead their case to the College Football Playoff committee, and a big win over the Spartans could start the momentum shift to recover from last week's one-point loss to Ohio State. He's thrown for 16 touchdowns and run for 8 more.

Odds: Penn State opened as 12-point favorites. Barkley had 14 carries for 63 yards, caught three passes for 33 yards and had two kick returns for 15 yards. Then, on offense, the Lions will need to figure out how to get its unit going, as it has 213 passing yards and just one rushing yard thus far.

The game was delayed for an extended period in the middle of the second quarter over weather concerns, before both teams got back on the field to finish the game out.

Michigan State took its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter after driving 91 yards in 10 plays. Three plays later, Matt Coghlin hit the game-winning 34-yard field goal as time expired.


Dowell came up with his second interception of the game and third overall for the Spartans, but Penn State responded by picking off Lewerke for the first time.

Penn State was driving for the potential go-ahead score but went for it on fourth-and-3 from the Michigan State 31-yard line and McSorley's pass was incomplete.

Well, the Penn State Nittany Lions fell from grace last week with their first loss of the season, to Ohio State.

"Our policy here is: Lightning 20 miles out, we put up the announcement to voluntarily leave the stadium, 15 miles out, we take the teams off the field and clear the stadium", said Greg Ianni, Michigan State's deputy athletic director.

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