BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown has reached No. 4: Penn State’s memorable 24-21 overtime victory over Wisconsin. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next three games at the same time through Sunday. Until then, relive the thrilling game in this post.
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PENN STATE 24, WISCONSIN 21 (OT)
Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and Wisconsin’s Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State’s 24-21 win Saturday in an emotional season finale in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) could have ended it for good a play earlier, but linebacker Glenn Carson dropped a potential interception.
Badgers star running back Montee Ball ran for 111 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries, and set the NCAA record with his 97th career score.
Leading passer: Matt McGloin, 19-37, 189 yards, 1 TD
Leading rusher: Zach Zwinak, 36 car., 179 yards, 1 TD
Leading receiver: Jesse James, 3 rec., 90 yards, 1 TD
Sam Ficken kicks Penn State to win:
Jeff Duckworth TD reception sends game to OT:
Matt McGloin hooks up with Jesse James on TD pass:
Jacob Fagano picks off Curt Phillips:
Montee Ball sets NCAA record with 79th career TD:
Zach Zwinak runs for 3-yard score:
Curt Phillips finds Melvin Gordon on 57-yard scoring strike: