UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – Penn State hosts Michigan State in its regular season finale Saturday in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will honor 17 seniors prior to the 3:30 p.m. kick on ESPN.
This senior class has posted a 30-19 record over the past four years, helping Penn State extend its streak of winning seasons to 12 and earn top-10 rankings for the first time since 2009.
Penn State will look to extend a seven-game winning streak, its longest in the Big Ten since going 8-0 in league play in 1994 and longest overall since 2011. The Nittany Lions are also off to a 6-0 start in home games this season and have 12 wins in the last 13 home games.
Quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Mike Gesicki will be among the Nittany Lions looking to continue to lead one of the most prolific offenses in Penn State history. The unit has been averaging 39.7 points per game during its winning streak. McSorley is on track to break Penn State’s record for total offense in a season, while Barkley continues to lead the Big Ten in rushing yards, all-purpose yards and total touchdowns. Gesicki set a program record for receptions in a season by a tight end, hauling in five at Rutgers to bring his season total to 42.