Penn State has been the best big play offense in the country. Wisconsin has been one of the best big play defenses in the nation. The two teams will hook up Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The Nittany Lions boast the Big Ten’s Offensive Player of the Year in running back Saquon Barkley to go along with big play quarterback Trace McSorley.
It’s McSorley that has been at the forefront of Penn State’s playmaking prowess. Twenty of the 26 plays of 40 or more yards have come from McSorley finding Penn State receivers. He’s willing to throw into coverage because his receivers make plays.
The Badgers are as well equipped defensively to contest McSorley and his band of playmaking threats. [Read more…]