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The literal MVP of this game also becomes the MVP for us here at Black Shoe Diaries. Trace McSorley had an amazing performance, setting records not only for this game, but for the season as a Nittany Lion.
Wisconsin had bottled up the Penn State running game for the most part, and Trace took it upon himself to get the Nittany Lions in winning position. Trace threw bomb after bomb to rarely contested wide receivers, and each time they connected for huge gains. Trace’s ability to escape the pocket was the integral reason why the Nittany Lions were able to erase a 21-point deficit in less than 10 minutes of play, being able to whist and the Wisconsin attack that had some of us worried in the first half. A very nasty sandwich-hit in the second quarter made it look like he may have been done for the game, but all he did was pick himself up, come back on the field, and lead a touchdown drive.
For his heroics in this game, and for his record-setting performance, Trace becomes BSD’s MVP.
Honorable Mention: Saeed Blacknall and DaeSean Hamilton. Two receivers that had been a little quiet as of late were big reasons for Penn State’s comeback. Blacknall had six receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns, while Hamilton had eight for 118. Good work guys.