PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State’s Trace McSorley became the program’s all-time leader in career wins by a quarterback when the Nittany Lions beat Rutgers on Saturday. A three-year starter, McSorley entered the game tied with Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91) atop the list with 29 victories each.
The 20-7 win over the Scarlet Knight marked win No. 30 for McSorley as Penn State’s starting QB. With the upcoming season finale against Maryland at Beaver Stadium and then a bowl game still awaiting, he has a chance to add to that number. In his three seasons as a starter, the Virginia native has gone 30-8, with six of those losses coming by a combined 15 points.
McSorley tied the record in PSU’s 22-10 win over Wisconsin at Beaver Stadium. Earlier this week, Lion coach James Franklin said for all of the records McSorley has shattered or will break, this one matters the most.
“Trace tied the all-time win record … as a starting quarterback in Penn State history, right?” Franklin said, knowing the answer. “And there’s no more important stat for a quarterback.”
We were on hand for every one of McSorley’s wins. Check out our slideshow for a look at him getting things done in all 30 victories.
Thanks to our own Harvey Levine and contributor Steve Manuel for doing such great work.