Penn State Football’s Successful 2016-2017 Season


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Reid Hackney retired as the vice president and CFO of A’GACI in San Antonio, Texas, in February of 2017. An alumnus of Penn State University, Reid Hackney remains a fan of his alma mater’s football team.

Despite losing their final game of the season to the USC Trojans in the 2017 Rose Bowl, the Penn State Nittany Lions had a successful season in 2016. Third-year head coach, James Franklin, led the team to a final BCS ranking of seventh in the nation along with a Big Ten championship.

The season started slowly with an early loss to cross-state rival Pitt in the second game of the season, and the fourth-ranked Michigan Wolverines manhandled Penn State in game four, leaving the latter with a 2-2 record.

Nevertheless, the team went on to win nine straight games, including a comeback victory over powerhouse Ohio State in a classic contest. Penn State outscored the Buckeyes by 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a dramatic touchdown off of a blocked field goal attempt.