Penn State And Michigan State Got Stuck In A Never-Ending Weather Delay

Arnold Nichols
November 6, 2017

The 7th-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1) meet the 24th-ranked Michigan State Spartans (6-2) in an NCAA college football Big Ten matchup on Saturday, November 4, 2017 (11/4/17) at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan.

What seems like a commonality, another MSU wide receiver had a career day as Davis III brought in 12 receptions for 181 receiving yards and a touchdown.

In the Coaches Poll, Penn State came in at No. 13.

Penn State will look to finish the season strong, with three of the final three games taking place in Beaver Stadium.

No. 7 Penn State leads the No. 24 Spartans 14-7 with 7:58 left in the second quarter. The Spartans turned the ball over on downs before knotting the score on their next drive.


Michigan State took its first lead of the game midway through the third quarter after driving 91 yards in 10 plays. He had 165 yards receiving against Northwestern, a school freshman record.

Long-time Penn State radio voice Steve Jones said he couldn't ever recall a Lions game being delayed during play, although the 2000 game against Ohio State in Columbus was pushed back a half-hour due to weather. McSorley was intercepted three times.

Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley could cause problems for Michigan State, along with that vaunted Penn State defensive line. If Wisconsin handles business against Iowa and MI at home and Minnesota on the road and then takes out the East victor in Indianapolis, it could turn into the conference's top playoff candidate.

Saturday's marked the second weather-delayed game of the season for Michigan State, following their 30-27 win at Minnesota on October 14, in which the start was bumped back. Both were injured in last week's 39-38 loss to Ohio State and didn't dress on Saturday.

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