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Trace McSorley Is Already in the 2017 Heisman Conversation

NFL.com has named Trace McSorley at No. 5 on its list of the top 10 Heisman candidates for 2017.

NFL.com points out that though it seems early to make assumptions for next year, the 2017 Heisman discussion actually begins in late 2016 when players perform well in postseason games. McSorley is already one for one on that front.

Here's what NFL.com had to say about the quarterback:

5 Things Every Penn State Fan Should Do before the Rose Bowl

The Nittany Lions will be facing off in "The Granddaddy of Them All," the 2017 Rose Bowl on January 2 at 1:30 p.m. Unfortunately for us keyed up Penn State fans, that means we have a few weeks to wait. But there's plenty to be done in preparation between now and then.

Here are the five things you should do before the big day instead of twiddling your thumbs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Ten's Play of the Year Goes to Penn State

Big Ten Network announced its Top 5 B1G Plays of 2016, and to use BTN's own words: "You know what it is, Big Ten football fans. Right?"

The answer, of course, was the Marcus Allen blocked field goal/Grant Haley 60-yard touchdown return to beat Ohio State.

What you need to know: B1G Championship

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: vs. Wisconsin, 8:17 p.m., broadcast on FOX.

Records: Penn State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten), Wisconsin (10-2, 7-2 Big Ten).

Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts; the dome boasts a capacity of 66,000.

What Comes Next for Penn State

No, you didn't dream it. For the first time in program history, Penn State is headed to Indianapolis to represent the Big Ten East Division in the Big Ten Championship Game. Saturday's 45-12 win over Michigan State was a beautiful finale for Penn State's 10-2 regular season.

What you need to know: Penn State V. Michigan State

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: vs. Michigan State, 3:30 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on ESPN.

Records: Penn State (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten), Michigan State (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten)

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has won 12 of the last 13 games.

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 45 degrees, with a possibility of morning snow showers.

Game Day Info: PSU V. Michigan State

The Game

No. 8 Penn State hosts the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 26. It will be Senior Day and the final game of Penn State's regular season.

* With a win plus an Ohio State win over Michigan, Penn State will win the Big Ten East title.

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Airs on: ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network, and GoPSUsports.com

 

10 Stats That Show Just How Big of a Deal This Season Is

Penn State clinched a victory for the 7th time in a row with Saturday's 39-0 shutout against Rutgers. With only one regular season game left to play, it's time to take a look at just how big of a deal this season has been for the Nittany Lions.

These 10 stats following last night's game give a pretty good idea of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaver Stadium Tops the Charts!

Here's some voting that we can all get behind! The second College Football Fan Index poll results are in. Coming in at a hefty 41.26 of the vote, our beloved Beaver Stadium takes number one! Michigan's Big House came in second at a wimpy 11 percent.

It notes that on Saturdays, our stadium becomes its own metropolis (yes, yes it does).

What you need to know: Penn State V. Rutgers

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: at Rutgers, 8 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on BTN.

Records: Penn State (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten), Rutgers (2-8, 0-7 Big Ten).

Venue: High Point Solutions Stadium, capacity 52,454.

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