9/26/2008

Out of Conference Schedule gets HUGE boost.

While many Penn Staters were complaining about the lack of quality opponents on the Lions' Out of Conference schedule - the Oregon State Beavers were diligently preparing to host the #1 ranked University of Southern California Trojans, their perennial opponent, over whom they had pulled an upset the last time USC traveled to Corvallis.

Very diligently.

Oregon State beat So. Cal last night - they dominated in the first half - going into the locker room up 21 - 0. USC battled back in the 2nd half - scoring easily to get the score to 21 -14 and they were driving again when USC quarterback Mark Sanchez' passing game went a bit haywire - resulting in an OSU interception (Greg Laybourn) that was run back within the 5 yard line.

The resulting touchdown (whoo!) made the difference in Oregon State's win as USC would score on their next possession. The Final score was 27 - 21.

And the crowd went wild - as did many a Penn State fan throughout the nation.

Of course this isn't really a "win" for Penn State - but it feels like one.

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