I know, nobody gives a rats' ass about mascots but me. Whatever. Get your own blog.
After its signature win over Ohio State on Saturday night, Penn State finds itself ranked for the first time since 2011.
The Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) are ranked No. 24 in the latest AP poll. The Lions stunned the Buckeyes, 24-21, on Saturday in a White Out at Beaver Stadium (see game story).
With the loss, Ohio State drops from No. 2 in the country to No. 6 (see full poll).
While head coach James Franklin sidestepped the signature win question after the game (see story), there is no question the Ohio State win is one that has been lacking in the Franklin era at State College. Even junior cornerback Grant Haley, who scored the go-ahead, 60-yard touchdown off a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, believes it was much-needed too.
“It’s just a game that put Penn State back on the map," Haley said. "We needed that signature win, and we did it tonight."
Penn State heads to Purdue next Saturday for a noon kickoff against the Boilermakers.
After a slog of a start for the Eagles, Josh Huff gave the Philadelphia faithful something to cheer about when he took a kick return 98 yards to the house.
And he capped it off with a flip into the end zone.
Who doesn't love a wonderfully bad tackle attempt from a kicker?
Huff joins fellow Eagle Wendell Smallwood as the only players in the NFL this season to return a kickofff for a touchdown.
It put the Eagles sup 8-3 after a successful two-point conversion following a Vikings penalty.
Josh Huff polishes off a 98 yd kick return TD with the front flip pic.twitter.com/wL6LDMMXD7— The Cauldron (ICYMI) (@CauldronICYMI) October 23, 2016
Josh Huff with a flippin’ TD for the Eagles! 6-3 Eagles after another Special Teams score. pic.twitter.com/o4tZSYHwKv— Billy Penn (@billy_penn) October 23, 2016