Did You See This? Penn State fans cheer Mauti

This is not the way Penn State’s Michael Mauti wanted to leave Beaver Stadium, perhaps, for the final time in his career. Already having suffered a pair of knee surgeries, Mauti left Saturday’s game on a cart after injuring his left knee. Mauti is a fan favorite, both for his incredible play and leadership, so it’s no surprise the Penn State faithful gave him a standing ovation and chanted his name as he left the field. Watch the ovation now and see the injury in this post.

BTN sideline reporter J Leman said there is no update on Mauti and that he hopes to get one at halftime. It didn’t look good, though, as Mauti, who’s well-versed on knee injuries, had his head in his hands on the cart.

Watch Mauti’s injury here:

At the same time Mauti went down, Michigan’s Fitzgerald Toussaint also was being carted off the field:

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K. John on 11/17/2012 @ 6:17pm EST Said:

Why didn’t you mention the fact that the hit that took Mike Mauti out of the game was illegal or question the intent?

sbuel2 on 11/18/2012 @ 6:41am EST Said:

A husker fan wishes a speedy recover for this fine player and man who helpled keep Penn State together this year. Great play against Martinez last week to cause the fumble near the goal line.

good luck recovering from this injury and best of luck in the future.

R G Laird on 11/18/2012 @ 6:19pm EST Said:

It was amazing that Chris Martin claimed that the block was definitely a legal block since no one was engaging Mauti on top when the back went low at the knees. At what was he looking? #64 had already attacked from Mauti’s right and then the back went low.

Lanskee Shuru on 12/1/2012 @ 12:44am EST Said:

It was as intentional as a politician’s jive talk: #20.