Penn State won the Big 10 championship in 2016, and returns several key players to next season’s team. The Nittany Lions received more good news when junior safety Marcus Allen announced he is returning for his senior season.

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Allen was Penn State’s leading tackler this season, and he was third in the Big 10 with 110 tackles. His most memorable play of the season was when he blocked an Ohio State field goal to help the Nittany Lions defeat the Buckeyes 24-21.

Penn State won its first Big 10 title since 2008, and the Nittany Lions will be a contender for the playoffs against next season.

(h/t College Football Talk)

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