Penn State ended its 2021 home schedule by defeating Rutgers 28-0 at Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. By doing so, Nittany Lions displayed the kind of grit that many wondered if they were still going after four defeats in the five matches leading up to their match with the Scarlet Knights.
With nothing more than pride at stake as the disappointing campaign continued to fray, James FranklinThe RU team overcame a major loss of key personnel due to a non-COVID illness and beat the RU outfit that was (and still is) fighting for its first show since 2014.
starting quarterback Sean Clifford He tried to play but was stopped late in the first quarter because the flu was his best. He was replaced by a real new student Christian View, which witnessed the first work of his career. The offensive line was without key players throughout the game and the other for most of the game. The starting quarterback was not available. It went on and on.
Penn State said 21 players missed the entire game due to illness and 14 others were affected in some way. According to a source, Clifford and the other players dealing with the disease watched the passes via Zoom Friday. And it didn’t end there.
“Between the vomiting and the vaccination, it was a fun week,” Franklin said. “Literally, I’ve never gone through something like this before. Especially at this point in the season, when you’re really pissed off.”
Despite this, the Lions improved to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Big Ten heading into the regular season final on the road against the suddenly seemingly winable Michigan State team. But before I jump into that game, here’s my report card from Saturday’s events.
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