Penn State Football’s Top 5 Moments of the 2020 Season

Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports)
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Penn State football’s season did not go as planned, finishing 4-5 and passing on a bowl berth, however their were a few moments that stood out.

Even at 4-5, the program’s first losing season since 2004, Penn State Football provided a few fun moments for their fans this season.

For the first time since the season ended, the last few days have been quiet for the Nittany Lions, as we have not gotten transfer portal or recruiting news since New Years day.

Penn State football has been busy during what’s normally a quiet time, bringing in four players via the transfer portal, and even had two players enter the portal, leaving the program.

With all the comings and goings, these few quiet days present an opportunity to reflect on the season that was. It was a season full of sacrifices by the players and coaches, and even though it did not go as planned, for the fans it was hard not to be grateful just to have Penn State football on Saturday’s.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 moments of the season for Penn State football:

No. 5 Jahan Doton’s late game touchdown catch vs Indiana

Yes, Penn State went on to absorb one of the most gut wrenching losses of the James Franklin era after this play, but even in a loss this moment was a glimpse into the season Dotson was about to put forth.

Trailing 20-14, with two and a half minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of the season opening game at Indiana, quarterback Sean Clifford connected on a 60 yard bomb with Dotson for what should have been the game winning score, putting the Nittany Lions ahead 21-20.

Ignoring what took place after this, leading to a 36-35 Indiana victory in overtime, this was one of those hug the guy next to you moments. It should have won them the game, escaping with a really solid win at Indiana to kick off the season before hosting Ohio State the next week.

This was a prelude of things to come for Dotson, who put fourth an unbelievable season and is not done being featured in the top 5 moments of the year.