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Penn State Is Getting Destroyed For Its 4th Down Play Call

James Franklin quote about Ohio State.

Ohio State just closed out a thrilling 27-26 comeback win over Penn State in Happy Valley. This was as good a college football game as you're gonna get.

The Buckeyes took a 27-26 lead with 2:03 left, but Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley had three timeouts and plenty of time to get his team in position to score. He connected with tight end Pat Freiermuth for a 27-yard gain on first down and it looked like the Nittany Lions were in business.

The Buckeye defense stiffened up from there, forcing a 4th-and-5 at the OSU 43. First, Ohio State called timeout to set its defense. Then, Penn State called timeout to make an adjustment of their own.

And then, this happened.

Needless to say, Penn State's curious play call is getting crushed.

Give Ohio State credit for a good stunt to get penetration, but we just can't understand how Penn State doesn't let McSorley put the game in his hands there.

That is one that Penn State will be thinking about for a while, and their fans will be thinking about it for even longer.