WATCH: Penn State survives thriller against Appalachian State with Amani Oruwariye INT in OT
What a game.
If you’re a Penn State fan, your eyes had to be glued to the TV screen from the fourth quarter on. The Nittany Lions led Appalachian State 24-10 going into the final quarter and things seemed to be going well.
That’s when it all turned around. Appalachian State outscored Penn State 28-14 to send the game into overtime. The Nittany Lions then opened up the overtime period with a TD to bring the score to 45-38.
On 1st and 10 from the Penn State 15-yard line, Mountaineers QB Zac Thomas tossed a pass into the end zone trying to hit his receiver between two defensive backs.
It didn’t end up working in Thomas’ favor:
Nope, not on @PennStateFball's watch.@ooFUTURISTICoo picks it off to end App State's upset bid. pic.twitter.com/rjUDpMj7Gf
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 1, 2018
The Amani Oruwariye pick sealed the deal on what would have been quite the upset. No. 10 Penn State survived and Nittany Lions fans across the country can now breathe a sigh of relief.