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Penn State 28, Michigan 21: What Twitter Had To Say

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Just. Win. Baby.

Michigan v Penn State Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images

Hoo boy that was not easy. That was stressful. That was, at times, not fun. However, most important of all, that was a Penn State victory.

It was never easy, but the Nittany Lions defeated the Michigan Wolverines in front of 110,669 White Out fans on Saturday night 28-21. With the win, the Nittany Lions are now 7-0 overall this season and 4-0 in Big Ten play. Penn State will now be heavy favorites in their next three games and all sights are set upon a battle with Ohio State in the weekend before Thanksgiving.

As is always the case, Twitter was alive and well during Penn State’s victory. Now, let’s take a dive into Twitter to see what the wild and wonderful site had to say about the Nittany Lions’ 28-21 victory over Michigan.

Even before the game Twitter was buzzing. Penn State fans were taking to Twitter to talk about their tailgating experiences and the White Out. This included former players Miles Sanders, Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley chiming in.

Early on in the victory the Penn State offense was humming. This offensive attack was led by quarterback Sean Clifford. When consdiering he was facing a Don Brown defense on primetime, Cliff’s first half was, by far, the best half of football he has played with Penn State as he made NFL level throws and was dropping dimes.

While he struggled in the 3rd quarter, it was still a good game for the Nittany Lion signal caller. Cliff finished the game 14-for-25 for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also carried the ball, sacks included, 11 times for 17 yard and a score.

It was another good night for the Penn State defense. Leading the way was linebacker Micah Parsons.

The sophomore linebacker finished the game with 14 tackles and a pass break up. He also blew up multiple plays throughout the night.

It was also a good night for Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields. Despite a pass interference penalty, TCF was a catalyst for the Penn State defense.

Continuing his all-conference caliber season TCF had 8 tackles and a pas break up. The Maryland native also intercepted Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson.

Speaking of Patterson...it was not a good night for him. As a result of his bad game, Twitter slammed Patterson.

Despite being a 5-star recruit out of high school, Patterson has underwhelmed at Michigan. That continues on Saturday night.

Speaking of 5-star talents, Ricky Slade finally flashed his on Saturday night. Slade had a team leading 48 rushing yards on Saurday night. This included a 44 yard run that hlped set up a Nittany Lion touchdown.

In addition to Slade, it was a big night for wide receiver KJ Hamler. Hamler finished with 6 receptions for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hamler had a 101 yard kick return TD called back due to a holding as well.

Maybe most importantly Hamler had 2 carries for 6 yards. Why was this important? Because Hamler got the carry to pick up the final first down of the game to ice it away for the Nittany Lions.

Outside of Michigan scoring a touchdown on back-to-back drives late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, the Penn State defense was excellent on Saturday night. And, when the Nittany Lions needed Brent Pry’s group most, they rose to the occasion and stopped Michigan’s offense on their final drive.

Helping to lead the way up front for the Penn State defense was defensive end Shaka Toney. The redshirt junior was routinely blowing up plays in a 7 tackle, a .5 TFL and a quarterback hurry performance. He was also called for a S-A-W-F-T taunting call following TCF’s interception, but at least this taunting led to some awesome GIFs.

Penn State is now 7-0. Michigan State.... you’re next!