It looked like Michigan State was well on its way to beating Penn State to close out the season, until it wasn’t meant to be.

The Spartans had a 21-10 lead over the Nittany Lions at halftime but then allowed Penn State to score 29 points in the second half to lose the game, 39-24.

Quarterback Payton Thorne was a big bright spot for Michigan State though as he had over 300 yards passing with three touchdowns to one interception.

With the loss, they finish the regular season at 2-5 before a Champions Week showdown next weekend against whoever the Big Ten schedules them with.

Head coach Mel Tucker spoke to the media after the game and with his team reeling, here’s what he had to say: