STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania -- The sun was shining for the tenth meeting in Happy Valley between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions. Michigan was victorious over Penn State, 28-16. The Team was driven by the passion of Coach Harbaugh, according to Rudock and Butt, "everyone on the team would follow him no matter... follow him into the fire... He has pushed us to our limit, when we face adversity, we can overcome it a little easier."
Jake Rudock and Jehu Chesson shared the title of Big Ten Offensive Player of the Game leading into the match in Happy Valley.
Jake Butt has been selected as a semi-finalist for the John Mackey Award.
After a 23 yard field goal by the Nittany Lions in the first quarter, Michigan answered with a 26 yard TD pass from Rudock to Butt. Allen with the extra point.
PSU also scored first in the second quarter with a 25 yard TD pass. Michigan once again answered with an 11 yard TD pass from Rudock to Darboh. Allen with the extra point.
Sione Houma produced the only TD points in the third quarter on a one yard run. Allen with the extra point.
PSU scored two more times in the fourth quarter with a 24 yard and an 18 yard field goal. Michigan, once again, answered with a De'Veon Smith running 1 yard TD. Allen with the extra point making him 4 for 4 on PAT.
The Michigan Offense outpaced the Nittany Lions with 343(256 passing and 87 rushing) total offensive yards to 207 (137 passing and 70 rushing).
Chesson and Peppers each added another 20 yards, followed by Houma (4 for 9 yards) and Jake Rudock (5 for 10 yards)
In Ryan Glasgows's absence the team had to make some adjustments. "I'm really trying to single one guy out, but I can't cuz it was multiple... maybe our guys took it as a challenge that somebody had to step up and grab that share of glory that was there to be had," said Harbaugh.
In Happy Valley the Team helmets still reflect the love this team has for Chad Carr. However, Columbus was also showing the love to Chad Carr. The Michigan State Spartans and Ohio State Buckeyes gave honor to Chad by wearing decals for the Chad Tough Foundation.
As November 21 saw Michigan State beat OSU in Columbus, 17-14 on a last second field goal, the Wolverines are now in need of a little bit of assistance to make it to the Big Ten Championship Game in Indy. In addition, to the Wolverines needing a November 28 Penn State win over Michigan State to secure a spot for the Wolverines in Indy, the Wolverines need to beat Ohio State.
Meanwhile speculation and "what ifs" abound regarding the Bowl Game Schedule coming up in December and January.
Michigan improves the season record to (9-2) overall and (6-1) Big Ten.
Upon returning to Ann Arbor, The Team will get geared up for their match up against the OSU Buckeyes. The game is slated to begin at noon (ET) on Nov 28 in Ann Arbor at the Big House.