Saturday, October 24, 2009
Final: Penn State 35, Michigan 10
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Penn State ended its Big House curse in convincing fashion.
The Nittany Lions crushed Michigan 35-10 to win here for the first time since 1996. Senior quarterback Daryll Clark was superb, throwing four touchdown passes, three to Graham Zug. The Nittany Lions defense locked down Michigan after the opening drive, and linebackers Navorro Bowman and Josh Hull led the way.
Penn State is right in the Big Ten title/BCS bowl mix and should climb in the national rankings.
Michigan clearly isn't ready for the big time yet. The Wolverines looked disorganized on offense and lack playmakers on defense aside from senior end Brandon Graham. Quarterbacks Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson both struggled for the first time this season.
I'm heading down for interviews but will be back with much more.