Trace MCSORLEY has had a great season at Quarterback.
He is looking forward to what could be a track meet in the secondary with the Nittany Lions. This could aid a two loss Big Ten championship team in trying to beat out a one-loss Pac-12 champion in Washington.
McSorley finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards with four TD passes, breaking the title game records for yards and TD passes. It appeared as if Wisconsin would cruise. The Nittany Lions drove 75 yards in five plays for that score. The committee can't just be so in love with MI from the eye test perspective that it largely ignores the late-season loss to Iowa, which to me seems to be what has happened. Penn State will continue to ground and pound for all four quarters.
Meanwhile, Baker Mayfield passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns as No.7 Oklahoma beat No.11 Oklahoma State 38-20 in a matchup that decided the Big 12 title and likely guaranteed the Sooners a trip to the Sugar Bowl.
Needing to sustain a drive to keep its defense off the field for a few minutes, Wisconsin only managed to gain five yards on five plays before punting. Clement's 13 touchdowns are also third among running backs in the conference behind Minnesota's Rodney Smith and Penn State's star running back Saquon Barkley who both have 15. The conference championship win is the first in the post-Joe Paterno Era, with head coach James Franklin delivering his team a title in just his third season at the helm. Since the Lions began what has turned into an eight-game winning streak, they have preached this one-game-at-a-time mentality.
The Badgers are looking forward to the challenge of competing against the Penn State offense.
"It affects how offenses are because they're anxious about how many possessions they're going to get, start to change how they call the game as well", Franklin said Tuesday. His fourth touchdown pass of the game couldn't have been placed better, as it was right into Barkley's waiting arms. Penn State, meanwhile, is making its third trip to the state since October 29 when they routed Purdue 62-24.
IN has been a fertile ground for both teams recently.
But, more reminiscent of Auburn, Penn State is red hot. Brooks, a 5-10 sophomore, averages 7.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. If Washington were to fall and Clemson wins the ACC, the final playoff spot would be up for grabs to teams like MI, and the victor of the Big Ten championship game between Wisconsin and Penn State.
Penn State fans already know that two of the program's biggest wins over the past decade came against the Badgers.
Clemson was No. 3 in the last committee rankings and Washington was No. 4.
After missing all but four games last season, Clement knew there was little reason to rest in 2016, even with speculation that he could still be drafted if he left the Badgers following his junior season.
Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst smiled when asked about Barkley: "I enjoyed watching him until we started getting ready to play this week".