As always, it wasn't easy, but at this point, fans and players alike wouldn't have it any other way. After erasing what seemed like an insurmountable 21-7 third-quarter deficit, Sam Ficken's once-maligned foot again paid dividends for the Nittany Lions, tying the game on a 44-yard field goal with twenty-five seconds left in regulation and then nailing an extra point in overtime after a Kyle Carter touchdown and a Boston College missed PAT to send Penn State home with their first bowl victory since the Capital One Bowl.
While there were rough patches, it was a redemption game for Christian Hackenberg, who threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns. It was also a breakout game for freshman wide receiver Chris Godwin, who pulled down one of those Hackenberg touchdowns and went for 140 yards on the day.
Devon will have a comprehensive recap after the post-game press conference. But for now, celebrate.