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Trace McSorley tries to make sense of Penn State's loss in Rose Bowl

Trace McSorley tries to make sense of Penn State's loss in Rose Bowl

Trace McSorley leaned forward in a folding chair next to the locker room entrance and tried to make sense of what happened.

How did Penn State go from 4½ jaw-dropping minutes where it scored three touchdowns in three plays against USC in the third quarter to making crucial mistakes in the final seconds of Monday’s Rose Bowl?

How can a game when McSorley, the redshirt sophomore quarterback with a small stature and big arm, throws for four touchdowns and sophomore Saquon Barkley, the highlight-a-minute running back, rushes for 194 yards end in a 52-49 loss?

“For us to climb back like we did and not finish like we know we can, it...

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