PENN STATE Off – *9/3 Def – 7/2 45 Lettermen
TEAM THEME: WINNING BIG
Penn State earned eight Big Ten wins in 2016 for just the second time in program history, and the Lions celebrated their first Big Ten title since 2008. A whopping 31 school records were eclipsed or tied during the Big Ten Championship season, one being four double-digit comebacks – which included rallying from a 21-point deficit in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin. Either QB Trace McSorley and/or RB Saquon Barkley set a majority of the aforementioned records, and both return in 2017. Also back is PK Tyler ‘Automatic’ Davis who has nailed 30-of-32 career field goals, with both misses being blocks. He's also made all 73 of his PAT attempts.
STAT YOU WILL LIKE: Penn State and Wisconsin are the only Big Ten teams that have posted winning seasons the last 12 consecutive years.
PLAY AGAINST: at Ohio State (10/28) - *KEY
This season we present a Power Play Preview on each team from a Power 5 conference. These plays are extracted from the 2017 Playbook Football Preview Guide magazine.
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