Coach Bill O’Brien and the Penn State Nittany Lions finished their season at 8-4 by beating the Wisconsin Badgers, 24-21 in overtime. Zach Zwinak ran for 179 yards and one touchdown in the win.Get More Scranton Sports at TIMESTRIBUNE.com
Injured star linebacker Michael Mauti was with his teammates for the last time as Penn State hosted Wisconsin on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. Wisconsin senior Montee (Mon-Tay) Ball set the NCAA all-time scoring record with his 97th career touchdown in the first quarter. However the Nittany Lions would respond in the final game of a challenging year. Senior quarterback Matt McGloin found Jesse James for a go-ahead fourth quarter score. But Penn State couldn't celebrate until overtime when Kyle French missed a 44-yard field goal that would've tied the game. The Nittany Lions edged the Badgers 24-21 to finish the season at 8-4. Wisconsin will play in next week's Big Ten Championship game despite being 4-4 in the league.