Dec 19, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on from the sideline during the second quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

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Penn State opts out of bowl game

Penn State’s football season is over, as the school announced following a 56-21 win over Illinois in its regular-season finale on Saturday that it will not participate in a bowl game.

The decision to opt out of the postseason was led by the players and supported by coach James Franklin and school administrators.

“I couldn’t be more proud and encouraged by how our team conducted itself during this unprecedented season,” Franklin said in a statement. “One of our four core values is a willingness to sacrifice, and our student-athletes, coaches and staff have all made incredible sacrifices both on and off the field in order for us to compete this year. This has been a challenging nine months, but we are proud of how our student-athletes have navigated these difficult times.”

Penn State finished 4-5, as the Nittany Lions won four straight to end the season after opening 0-5.

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