It was wild scene on the field in Bloomington, Ind., on Saturday night. The Indiana Hoosiers pulled off a stunning overtime upset of No. 8 Penn State with a successful two-point conversion.
But the celebration on the gridiron was nothing compared to what transpired inside the Indiana locker room. Hoosiers coach Tom Allen, after delivering a passionate postgame speech to the team, leapt into the crowd of players.
Video of the moment can be seen below.
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Penn State took a 28-20 lead with less than two minutes remaining in regulation when Indiana’s defense allowed running back Devyn Ford to walk into the end zone. Indiana responded by going 75 yards in 1:20, scoring on Michael Penix Jr.’s touchdown pass and subsequent two-point conversion.
The Nittany Lions scored on their overtime possession, and Indiana followed suit. But instead of kicking the extra point and extending the game to a second overtime, Indiana went for two and the win.
Penix stretched the ball to the pylon just before touching down, which led to a lengthy review by officials. The initial call of a successful two-point try stood up and Indiana pulled off the stunner.
“You can’t count us out. You look back the last few years, we preached ‘finish,’ but we didn’t finish the way we wanted the past few years … The guys made plays,” Penix said after the game. “That’s one thing we did today, make sure we finished.”
Allen was equally elated in his postgame comments.
“We’ve been close, and I’m sick and tired of being close,” Allen said.