On Saturday, quarterback Trace McSorley will guide Penn State into their second major bowl game since he took over the starting job.
He’s also been on the Riders neg list since December 2016.
As a redshirt sophomore, McSorley led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten Championship with 384 yards and four touchdowns in the conference title game, which earned him MVP honours. He led the Big Ten in passing yards (3,614) and QB rating (156.9) while putting up 29 touchdowns against just eight interceptions and rushing for 365 yards and seven scores in 2016. Penn State lost a classic shootout in the Rose Bowl 52-49 to USC.
McSorley followed that up by throwing for 3,228 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions and improving his completion rate by eight points from 57 to 65 in 2017. He rushed for more yards (431) and touchdowns (11) as a junior. Penn State finished the regular schedule 10-2 and play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl December 30.
McSorley already owns Penn State records for single-season passing yards (3,614), touchdowns passes (29) and he’s the only quarterback in school history to have more than 50 career touchdown throws (55).
Saskatchewan Roughriders neg list QB, Trace McSorley, Penn State University
Saturday, December 30, 2017
No. 9 Penn State vs. No. 11 Washington
TV: TSN3, 4 p.m. ET