No. 12 Penn State earned its second defeat of a ranked opponent in three games by taking down No. 20 Auburn 28-20 for a rare victory against an SEC team.
Senior quarterback Sean Clifford threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns, while shouldering most of the offensive load as the Nittany Lions struggled to establish their running game.
The victory against Auburn was the first against the SEC for Penn State since beating LSU in the Citrus Bowl at the end of the 2009 season. Its last regular-season defeat of an SEC team came in 1990 at Alabama. And it came during the annual White Out game.