Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Mike Gesicki made an incredible effort to leap for a touchdown near the end of the first half of the Rose Bowl.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have finally found their groove on offense in the Rose Bowl. After getting off to a slow start to begin the first half, the team finally got some semblance of consistency going and Trace McSorley shook off a tough start. His latest touchdown pass came courtesy of one of his favorite targets, Mike Gesicki.
The Trojans did a great job shutting down the tight end early, but they couldn’t keep him down for long. With Penn State driving to end the first half, McSorley found Gesicki in the corner of the end zone and threw a pass up to only a place his tight end could get it.
Gesicki would make the incredible leaping touchdown and the Nittany Lions would once again cut the deficit that they found themselves in. It was a game that appeared to be heading for a blowout early but Penn State came alive at the right time.
This play is all about the ball placement and the ability to come down with it. It takes two players to be able to connect on a pass like this when there is a talented secondary like the one that the Trojans have.
The first half was full of highlights and the Rose Bowl appeared to be a classic. With some of the other bowl games being lopsided, it was a welcome sight to everyone that was watching the two sides go at it.