The Nittany Lions began the 2020 season on a horrendous note when they suffered a defeat at the hands of the Indiana Hoosiers. It seemed to set the tone for Penn State that season, as it went on to go 4-5 overall. James Franklin’s team got off to a much better start on Saturday.
Penn State beat Wisconsin 16-10 on Saturday afternoon. It was a gutsy win by a program in need of one. The Nittany Lions should now see a decent climb in the rankings next week.
Herbstreit sent a message to Penn State on Saturday. He congratulated the Nittany Lions on the win and called it a “momentum builder.”
“HUGE @PennStateFballwin. After last years opening game devastating loss to Indiana Lions needed to find a way to win a tough one in that environment,” Herbstreit said on Twitter. “Momentum builder. Badgers regroup and be more than fine.”
HUGE @PennStateFball win. After last years opening game devastating loss to Indiana Lions needed to find a way to win a tough one in that environment. Momentum builder. Badgers regroup and be more than fine.
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) September 4, 2021
Following the Nittany Lions’ loss to Indiana last season, they went on to lose four more games at the hands of Ohio State, Maryland, Nebraska and Iowa. They went on to win the last four games of the season over Michigan, Rutgers, Michigan State and Illinois.
Penn State is starting this season on the right note. The Nittany Lions already have a leg up in the Big Ten and now get to go home to face Ball State next week.
It could be a special season for Penn State this fall.