Well, if there’s one thing Penn State football has been consistent with this season it’s the countless #hottakes on Twitter during the game. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
After Nebraska easily marched downfield for a touchdown on their opening drive, #PSUTwitter was already preparing for the worst.
Wow Penn state defense just got walked all over there— MAFIA KING (@MAFIAcapping) November 14, 2020
PENN STATE STINKING IT UP!!!???— Kem (@Kembo_Slice) November 14, 2020
Then, Sean Clifford threw an interception on what was shaping up to be a promising opening drive for Penn State and the takes really began to flow.
So, Sean Clifford ...— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) November 14, 2020
Gotta think that's the end of Clifford. Just not thrown where it needed to be.— David Jones (@djoneshoop) November 14, 2020
This was followed by a collective groan when Cliff was trotted back out on the next series, best summed up by this tweet.
Franklin willing to go down with the Clifford ship just doesn't make sense at all.— Dan Arnoldi (@ArnoldiPSU) November 14, 2020
Missing a wide-open tight end in the end zone was peak 2020 for this offense.
Man, was Brenton Strange open in the right corner....— Bob Flounders (@BobbyFlo7) November 14, 2020
Anyone know a good divorce attorney?
This Kirk Ciarrocca - Sean Clifford marriage is a bust.— Tim Tolley (@TimTolley_) November 14, 2020
You know it’s bad when one of your recruiting commits (2022 DE Ken Talley) is saying things like this
Qb1 ♂️— KEN “ “ TALLEY (@KenTalley22) November 14, 2020
Uncalled for— KEN “ “ TALLEY (@KenTalley22) November 14, 2020
And here’s some reactions when the bottom completely fell out with Cliff’s sack and fumble which led to a scoop-and-score for Nebraska.
Sean Clifford just did all the bad things on one play— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) November 14, 2020
Getting Clifford out of the game must be Priority One. Strip sacks and interceptions have nothing to do with losing Brown/Cain or a bad defense.— Mike V.P. (@MikePettigano) November 14, 2020
Convince me why I shouldn’t take Zuul for a walk on this nice, sunny day? I don’t want to watch this game any more than the players apparently want to play this game.— JoePa's Doghouse (@RowlffDogg) November 14, 2020
Ahhhh— Adam Taliaferro (@Tali43) November 14, 2020
Hey, why not throw in a little election-related humor into all of this, while we’re at it?
It’s ok they’ll come back once they start counting absentees in Philadelphia pic.twitter.com/PYm41V0DIy— Aaron (@BobbyBigWheel) November 14, 2020
This probably summed up a lot of fans’ feelings.
Are you embarrassed when these losers celebrate every single tackle despite being down 6-24 and 0-3 with no signs of improvement? Because we should be.— Kevin Horne (@KevinHornePSU) November 14, 2020
The desperation smells like heavily applied cheap cologne.— Nate Bauer (@NateBauerBWI) November 14, 2020
Alas, just when you thought this game was over at halftime, Will Levis came into the game and lit a spark for the offense.
If Will Levis isn’t the starter next week @coachjfranklin needs to be fired on the sideline before the game starts.— Alex Robinson (@ARobinsonPSU) November 14, 2020
Good things happen when you get it to TE1 Pat Freiermuth. pic.twitter.com/5HijGCXPw2— Devin Jackson (@RealD_Jackson) November 14, 2020
But, the red zone struggles prevented PSU from completing the comeback.
We lied, Penn State floundering in the red zone for one million plays and then losing is really damn funny. https://t.co/QpzxZGysSk— Bucky’s 5th Quarter (@B5Q) November 14, 2020
Penn State scores 1 TD in 6 red zone trips and loses by seven points. Oof.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 14, 2020
Penn State on three possessions inside the Nebraska 15 in the second half: run for no gain, run for no gain, run for loss of three, field goal; incomplete, incomplete, incomplete, incomplete; incomplete, incomplete, sack, incomplete.— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) November 14, 2020
And here’s a couple post-game tweets that will surely make you feel good going forward.
Can't wait to hear this excuse again in a few minutes... https://t.co/bhgPez19sc— Kyle Lucas (@KLucas26) November 14, 2020