Penn State’s offense is by now known for taking shots down the field.
Those shots have been engineered by first-year offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead, who has successfully installed his high-power offense for the Nittany Lions.
And now, the coach is throwing shots of his own.
Last week, before the Lions’ 38-31 Big Ten Championship win over Wisconsin, ESPN reported that Big Ten coaches were picking the Badgers and reporter Brian Bennett said he heard one coach say he would be surprised if the Lions were to score 14-17 points in the game.
That wasn’t the case, and Moorhead wanted to let Bennett, those coaches and everyone else know.
— Coach Joe Moorhead (@BallCoachJoeMo) December 5, 2016
Of course, the coach isn’t necessarily singling out Bennett or anybody else. He’s simply responding to the prediction, unafraid to stand up for his offense and team.
Moorhead’s offense has scored more than 24 points in each of its last nine games, all wins. In seven of those, the Lions have scored 38 points or more.
They’ll next take on USC in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2.