Penn State Wins Their 2nd Rose Bowl

Last night the Rose Bowl kicked off and was a thriller between Penn State and Utah. The first quarter was a scoreless back-and-forth battle until the Nittany Lions punched it in with 7 seconds left in the quarter. Utah responded with 7:56 left in the second quarter to tie the game up at 7. After a strong drive, Penn State marched down the field and went up 14-7 with 4:48 remaining in the first half. A few plays after the kickoff, Utah found their way to paydirt and tied the game at 14 with 2:38 remaining in the half. Both teams then stalled and went into the tunnel. After a huge stop of defense, Nick Singleton took a handoff 87 yards to the endzone to put Penn State up 21-14. On the next possession, Utah quarterback Cameron Rising would exit the game due to injury and would not come back. This was the beginning of the end for Utah. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, KeAndre Lambert-Smith reeled in a pass from Sean Clifford and took it 88 yards, a Rose Bowl touchdown record, to the house. This put Penn State up 28-14. Four minutes later Penn State was in the end zone yet again to extend their lead to 21 points. Utah then scored with 25 seconds left in the game to make the final score 35-21 in favor of Penn State. This marks Penn State’s second Rose Bowl victory. This was a great win for the program and I can’t wait to see what we look like next season. You can watch the highlights at