Penn State's attempt at a fake field goal ended in disaster
Penn State started the game off with a brilliant fake punt on its opening possession. Unfortunately, a second try to fool Michigan did not work out, and it also wiped away a scoring play for the Nittany Lions.
On this drive, the Nittany Lions drove all the way to Michigan’s 2-yard line and faced a 4th-and-goal situation. James Franklin’s squad then dialed up a fake field goal with the holder tossing a swing pass to Jordan Stout.
Unfortunately for Stout, he never had a chance with multiple defenders sniffing out the play instantly. Stout dried to change direction and make a man miss, but he fumbled in the process.
Instead of 6 points, Michigan wound up with the ball near the 30-yard line. And Penn State wound up with a massive failure to end the drive.
Penn State’s first fake of the day worked.
The second one did not.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 13, 2021