Kirk Herbstreit was there. As Penn State stunned No. 2 Ohio State with a 24-21 upset win on Saturday night, Herbstreit was up in Beaver Stadium, helping to call the game for ABC.
Two days later, it is still obvious he was very impressed.
The ESPN analyst ranked Penn State No. 1 among his top-performing teams of Week 8, ahead of the likes of unbeaten West Virginia and SMU, which knocked off Houston. Auburn and North Texas rounded out his top 5.
My top PERFORMERS from wk 8
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) October 24, 2016
During ESPN’s “College Football Final” late Saturday night, Herbstreit said he was very impressed with Penn State’s resiliency. The Nittany Lions trailed 21-7 before a 90-yard TD drive helped charge a 17-point fourth quarter.
Here’s 247 Sports on what Herbstreit said about Penn State:
“Then special teams kicked in. Just like that, it was an avalanche. You’ve got to give Penn State all the credit in the world.”
This isn’t the first time Herbstreit had praise for Penn State. He’s repeatedly called the student section the best in college football.
No, this was not a dream. https://t.co/EfyAreKPj9
— Penn State On BTN (@PennStateOnBTN) October 23, 2016