BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Michael Penix pressured time beyond regulation with a 2-point conversion run with 22 seconds left, then scored on a diving 2-point conversion to present Indiana a season-opening 36-35 upset victory over No. eight Penn State — ending the Large Ten’s longest streak of consecutive losses to High 10 groups at 42.
The profitable play went to a replay overview earlier than the officers introduced the preliminary name stood.
Indiana beat the Nittany Lions for the second time in 24 matchups, and beat a High 10 foe for the primary time since a 31-10 victory at Ohio State on Oct. 10, 1987.
And it took each trick within the e-book to get it achieved.
“All I’d seen was a chance, a chance to exit and present the world what the Indiana Hoosiers are all about,” Penix mentioned. “They had been taking part in man, so we’ve bought to attain to win the sport and I wasn’t going to let my crew down, so I went out and gave it my all.”
After Indiana failed to achieve a primary down after Sean Clifford threw a go-ahead 60-yard landing cross to Jahan Dotson with 2:30 left, coach Tom Allen instructed his protection to let Penn State rating.
Devyn Ford obliged with a 14-yard run with 1:42 to go. Penix then took the Hoosiers down the sector, scored on a 1-yard TD run with 22 seconds to go, added the 2-point conversion and finally wound up in time beyond regulation after Jordan Stout’s 57-yard discipline aim got here up brief with three seconds left in regulation.
“In actually six years at Penn State and 10 years of being a head coach, we’ve not been a crew to commit penalties and we’ve not been a crew to get turnovers, and tonight we had each,” Penn State coach James Franklin mentioned. “We lastly bought right into a rhythm within the second half slightly bit, however you’ll be able to’t not play properly on the highway within the Large Ten towards good opponents.”
Penn State made it 35-28 when Clifford attached with Parker Washington in time beyond regulation, however Whop Philyor caught a 9-yard TD cross for the Hoosiers and Penix gained it when he dove for the aim line and the ball hit the pylon.
The errors had been overwhelming for Penn State. The Nittany Lions had three red-zone possessions that produced no factors, two interceptions, two missed discipline objectives, one misplaced fumble, a a muffed punt and a fumbled kickoff return along with Ford’s late scoring play and the late defensive breakdowns. Coach James Franklin must get issues cleaned up quick.
As for Indiana, coach Tom Allen’s crew took an enormous step Saturday. He knew they wanted to begin beating ranked groups and this one definitely went a good distance. He took the gamble and it paid off. The protection performed properly however the offense was out of sync till the ultimate minutes. Indiana gained simply 211 yards and had the ball for 19:35.
Penn State will slip within the High 25, maybe precipitously. Although the protection was suffocating till late and may hold the Nittany Lions shut all season, the offense and particular groups performed nowhere near a championship degree. Count on the Hoosiers to reappear within the High 25 subsequent week.