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.
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.