Penn State took care of business last night in Indianapolis, falling behind by as much as 21 before storming back in the 2nd half in typical 2016 Nittany Lion football action. Today, they'll learn whether their efforts are rewarded with a berth in the College Football playoffs at noon on ESPN.
Rather than Ohio State, whom the Lions beat head to head and who didn't even win the division in their conference let alone a share of the Big Ten, James Franklin's team is likely battling Washington, who came into this week number 4, for the final playoff berth.
If Penn State does not make the playoff, they'll be headed to the Rose Bowl as Big Ten champions. They last played in Pasadena after the 2008 Big Ten Championship season, where the Daryll Clark-led Nittany Lions fell to a national-title-caliber USC squad.
This morning already, PSU has jumped up in the rankings that have been released, coming in at #5 in the AP poll—the highest of 2-loss teams.
Stick with BSD for coverage on Penn State's bowl destination, as well as post-game reactions.