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What's the buzz in the interwebz following Penn State's thrilling Pinstripe Bowl victory?

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Sam Ficken is getting his well-deserved moment in the spotlight after his clutch game-tying field goal near the end of regulation and the walk-off extra point to seal the Pinstripe Bowl victory. Even Good Morning America is getting in on the lovefest for Ficken. #RE97PECT

Our friend Ben Jones reflects on the cathartic victory after a few year span as difficult as any program has faces in collegiate athletics. Jones also hands out grades, and they look much differently than you would expect.

Onward State looks back at the tremendous effort of Penn State's offensive line, who finally found some consistency after an extremely rocky season. Speaking of rocky seasons, Christian Hackenberg bounced back in a big way to be the hero of Penn State's first bowl game in nearly three years.

Once again, Penn State overcomes the odds with an unexpected victory to wrap up the season.

Akeel Lynch has had a rough journey to Penn State, but the future looks very bright as he prepares to step into a feature role.

Here's a simple stat to explain the incredible Penn State fanbase- more people attended the Pinstripe Bowl following a 6-6 season than attended Derek Jeter's final game in Yankees Stadium.

In what is likely the most welcome development from the Pinstripe Bowl, a healthy Kyle Carter returned to 2012 form.

Want to reflect on year one of the James Franklin era? Check out this photo gallery of the 2014 Penn State football season.