The following is an excerpt from an article by Andrew Rubin of The Daily Collegian
Ashburn, Va (October 6, 2016) – Three times so far in his Penn State career, Trace McSorley has fought back from deficits and had the ball late in games with a chance to send the game into overtime or win it.
The first two times after fighting back, the rallies came up short.
In the Nittany Lions’ 29-26 win over Minnesota Saturday, McSorley and his teammates finished off the comeback and pulled off the win in an overtime thriller.
“We had lost both those games [to Georgia and Pitt] and I didn’t want to have that happen again,” McSorley said. “We had been so close in the other two games and had the opportunity and we squandered it.”
McSorley went 55-5 as a four-year starting quarterback in high school, played in four Virginia state championship games and won three of them.
Putting up that type of record as a quarterback requires more than talent. A signal caller needs an intangible, never-wavering belief that he can overcome adversity and win games –– no matter what is thrown at him.
“He is a dog. He just has heart,” running back Saquon Barkley said. “Never give up mentality, the way he carries himself at practice and he just works on the little stuff.”
All three comebacks have shown McSorley’s ability to fight, but Saturday evening in Beaver Stadium, his efforts finally paid off.
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