The Nittany Lions needed an answer.

Down 14-0 in the first quarter, Penn State was having trouble doing anything offensively.  But a few nice plays capped by an impressive touchdown pass-and-catch got the Lions right back in the game on an imperative drive.

With a defender draped over him in the end zone, Mike Gesicki leaped for a pass in the end zone and was able to haul in a 33-yard pass from Trace Mcsorley while falling to the turf to cut Wisconsin’s lead in half:

The tight end has been an important part of Penn State’s offense this season, catching 44 passes for 610 yards. The catch in the B1G Championship Game was just his fourth TD reception of the season.

With the completion, Mcsorley broke the 3,000-yard mark for the season and was the 22nd TD pass for the sophomore of the campaign.