Indiana beat Penn State in Bloomington today in a game that required an immensely improbable series of events in the final minutes.
Trailing by one point, Indiana got stopped on fourth down late in the fourth quarter. Penn State took over the ball and was basically puttering out the clock in the final two minutes. They handed the ball off to Devyn Ford, who knew he was supposed to go down, but had a brain fart and did not realize it until he got in the end zone:
Devyn Ford meant to kneel before he got in the end zone. This a) means Indiana has another drive to tie to tie, b) but if they don’t, Penn State miraculously covers the -6.5 pic.twitter.com/JXRecgTuQN
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) October 24, 2020
Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. led a 75-yard touchdown drive, running it in and then also scrambling for the two-point conversion. In overtime, Penn State got the ball and scored. Then, Indiana responded with a score, went for two, and Penix Jr. dove for the pylon for a play that was too hard to overturn upon review.
Indiana had previously lost 42 games in a top against teams in the AP top 10; the streak dated back to 1987, when they defeated no. 9 Ohio State. What a win of the Hoosier program.