Welp, that was a rough first half.
The Penn State Nittany Lions spent the first half of Saturday’s Fiesta Bowl pummeling the Washington Huskies in just about every way it is possible to be pummeled. The Huskies entered today’s game allowing 277.4 yards per game; through the opening two quarters, Penn State accrued 367 yards from scrimmage, earned 8.7 yards per play, scored four touchdowns and allowed Trace McSorley to gain 9.1 yards per pass attempt. Meanwhile, the Huskies have run 26 plays for 136 yards (5.2 yards per play), and have controlled the ball for 12:27 against PSU’s 17:33. Perhaps worst of all, Penn State is an incredible 7-for-8 on third-down attempts.
This is amazing. Penn St on 3rd down today where they are 6/6.— Dick Fain (@dickfain) December 30, 2017
6 plays, 140yds 2tds
Let’s hope for a better result in the second half, which kicks off momentarily. The Huskies should receive the ball, assuming Penn State doesn’t pull a surprise onside kick and we all destroy our televisions by hurling our remote controls in an unfathomable rage.