On Saturday night, the Penn State Nittany Lions earned their second win over a ranked opponent in as many weeks.
After going on the road to take down Iowa, Penn State defended its home turf during a Whiteout Game against Michigan. Despite a furious comeback attempt from the Wolverines, the Nittany Lions held on for a 28-21 win to keep their undefeated season alive.
The win, however, did not come without controversy.
After a quarterback sneak from Michigan’s Shea Patterson, the Wolverines star alleged Penn State players attempted to gouge his eyes.
Patterson revealed a Penn State player’s index finger was in his eye “for 10 seconds.” He eventually came to the sideline and immediately told coach Jim Harbaugh – who directed him towards the officials.
Jon Runyan Jr says Shea Patterson’s eyes were being gouged under the pile after his quarterback sneak at Penn State. Came to the sideline and his eyes were watering, tearing up.
— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) October 22, 2019
Officials would not have been able to see the alleged infraction as Patterson was on the bottom of a pile of players.
In the end, Patterson was able to continue competing. He found wide receiver Ronnie Bell for what looked like the game-tying touchdown, but Bell saw the ball go through his hands.
After the loss, the Wolverines have a week to get ready for another huge game against Notre Dame on Saturday.
Stay tuned for the latest.