In somewhat unexpected fashion, Penn State and Indiana gave us the craziest finish of college football’s Week 8 slate.
The No. 8 Nittany Lions were upset by the Hoosiers in overtime. Indiana topped Penn State, 36-35, in overtime following an extremely gutsy two-point conversion call.
Penn State scored first in overtime, taking a seven point lead. Indiana followed with a touchdown of its own, but instead of kicking the extra point for the tie, Tom Allen went for the win. The Hoosiers got it – barely.
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. stretched the ball toward the goal line and barely made contact. The officials ruled the play a score, but went to replay review. Following a couple of minutes of replay review, the play stood as called.
Here’s the final play:
MICHAEL PENIX JR CALLS GAME
INDIANA GOES FOR 2 IN OT🔥
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 24, 2020
A photo of the final play sums up just how close it was. Abby Drey, a photojournalist for the Centre Daily Times, shared her epic photo on Twitter on Saturday night. The photo has since gone viral on social media.
Indiana upsets Penn State in overtime pic.twitter.com/pROzRXaJZ6
— Abby Drey (@ADreyPhotos) October 24, 2020
That is one incredible shot.
Indiana fans will likely remember that one forever, while Penn State fans will try their best to forget it as soon as possible.