Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Penn State Roars Back to Win Big Ten Football Title

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Penn State Roars Back to Win Big Ten Football Title

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Indianapolis * Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point first-half deficit to claim its first league title in eight years with the greatest comeback in Big Ten title game history.

Now the East Division champs must wait to see if the selection committee rewards them with one of the four coveted playoff spots on Sunday.

The Nittany Lions (11-2) trailed 28-7 with 5:15 left in the first half, but McSorley led Penn State to touchdowns on each of its next four possessions, finally taking a 35-31 lead on an 18-yard TD pass to Saquon Barkley with 13:41 left in the game. The Nittany Lions never trailed again.

Things looked bleak for them early, but McSorley repeatedly burned the nation's No. …

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