Penn State 42 - Michigan State 14
The Penn State Nittany Lions earned their second straight 10-win season for the first time since 1993-1994, beating the Michigan State Spartans 42-14 Saturday evening in Lansing.
The Nittany Lions ended the regular season 4-0 on the road as Daryll Clark passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns and set a school record with 23 TD passes on the season.
Shortly after the game, Penn State was working the media as the Nittany Lions kept their slim BCS at-large bid hopes alive.
After the game Daryl Clark was asked if Penn State deserved a BCS bid, despite Penn State's two disappointing home losses to Ohio State and Iowa. "Yes we do," Clark said.
Head coach Joe Paterno added, "What do you want me to say," Paterno said. "Pick us. Maybe I could get on the phone and call somebody and say, 'you owe me one,' or 'you might find a horse's head in your bed'."
Penn State finished the season 10-2 but are on the outside looking in as Big Ten rival Iowa also finished the season 10-2 and beat Penn State earlier in the season.
What Penn State has going for them is that there a big time ratings draw. That's what could leap them over Iowa for a BCS at-large bid. No one said the BCS system was fair.
If Penn State doesn't land a BCS bowl, they are being mentioned for the Capital One bowl and the Outback bowl.