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IU upsets 8th ranked Penn State for the first time since 1987

The Hoosiers beat Penn State 36-35 in overtime.
Credit: (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Indiana's Stevie Scott III (8) runs against Penn State's Lamont Wade (38) during the first half of an NCCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Michael Penix forced overtime with a 2-point conversion run with 22 seconds left, then scored on a diving 2-point conversion to give Indiana a season-opening 36-35 upset victory over No. 8 Penn State — ending the Big Ten’s longest streak of consecutive losses to Top 10 teams at 42. 

The winning play went to a replay review before the officials announced the initial call stood. 

Indiana beat the Nittany Lions for the second time in 24 matchups, and beat a Top 10 foe for the first time since a 31-10 victory at Ohio State on Oct. 10, 1987. 

And it took every trick in the book to get it done.