After a promising 4-0 start, the Nittany Lions have now lost three straight games and no loss was more disappointing or frustrating than last weekend’s double overtime loss to heavily-favored Ohio State.
Beaver Stadium was electric and the Penn State home crowd played the role of the 12th man for the Nittany Lions – but unfortunately, the refs wore scarlet and grey under their pinstripes. The Buckeyes scored 10 points on two game-changing, blatantly wrong calls – and while Penn State rallied to force overtime, the Buckeyes prevailed 31-24 in two extra periods.
The Big Ten has since released a statement indicating that the referees were wrong on the interception call and should not have missed the delay of game on the field goal – but nothing the Big Ten can say or do will change the outcome of the game.
Penn State must put the disappointment of the Ohio State loss behind them and focus on winning football games and becoming bowl eligible – and that starts Saturday afternoon against an opponent Penn State dominated for more than three decades, the Maryland Terrapins.Read more: Penn State Looks to Rebound Against Maryland