Except, Penn State did get the stop earlier in the drive.
No. 7 Penn State was leading No. 24 Michigan State, 14-7.
The Big Ten East Division just became a lot more interesting as Michigan State (7-2, 5-1 Big Ten) handed Penn State (7-2, 4-2) its second conference loss.
Michigan State responded with a 7-yard touchdown pass from Lewerke to Darrell Stewart Jr. for the first first-quarter touchdown Penn State allowed all season.
Penn State cut into the deficit with a 26-yard field goal by Tyler Davis and then took a 24-21 lead on a 70-yard touchdown pass from McSorley to DeAndre Thompkins on the final play of the third quarter.
Now, two scorned teams will face off in Week 10 for the second-place spot in their division.
Junior running back L.J. Scott had a season-low 16 rushing yards in the team's loss to Northwestern last week, before rebounding with 43 rushing yards and a score on Saturday. If the Spartans can win the rest of their games this season, they will be the Big Ten East Champions. It might take twice as long as it should, but through rain and stormy skies he's going to deliver. His favorite target was junior Felton Davis III, who exploded for 12 catches for 181 receiving yards and a touchdown. On a fourth down just outside field goal range, Tariq Castro-Fields made what looked to be a game saving pass breakup.
Lewerke faked two handoffs before setting his feet and firing to the front corner of the end zone at Spartan Stadium. Grabbed one at home before I left for game; it's got Jack Daniels logos all over it. The weather caused a delay that spanned more than three hours.