There is joy in Happy Valley.
After sputtering and struggling all season, Evan Royster finally put up a huge game and fill-in quarterback Matt McGloin (or Mac as Joe Paterno calls him) made a case for no longer being a backup.
Royster ran for 150 yards and two touchdowns, while McGloin threw for 250 yards and a TD. More to the point, Paterno said his team “didn’t do anything silly out there.”
PSU upped its record to 5-3 and evened its Big Ten mark at 2-2. After winning its first five games, Michigan has dropped three straight and sits at 1-3. Rich Rodriguez is back on the hot seat.
Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson was a one-man show. He rushed for 191 yards and three scores on 27 carries, and threw for 190 and a TD.
So the good news is that the Nittany Lions seem to back on track. Paterno might have a quarterback battle on his hands but that’s not necessarily bad news. To see the running game return is HUGE and PSU wasn’t going to win many games without it. Northwestern is on tap next week, so stay tuned for who gets the start at QB.
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Written by Stephanie Geosits