Same writer…Lindsey Willhite from The Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, IL
Funny thing is, had PSU been given credit for their “win” at Mackey, they would have been on a few more ballots. One bad call by Ted Hillary keeps them at bay.
Another funny thing…they can go on to beat the likes of Iowa, Michigan and Northwestern by 1 point each at home and finally get noticed, just because the column on the left grows a little.
People see 10-8 and shy away, yet you’d be hard-pressed to find a team in the nation that has played a better four game stretch outside of Ohio State and Texas (two schools rolling in the basketball dough, no less).