Quarterback Michael Penix is 6-foot-3, a seemingly insignificant fact from Indiana's roster and the universe's cruelest twist for Penn State.
Oh sure, that might seem like a conspiratorial view of the events that led to the eighth-ranked Nittany Lions losing their season-opener 36-35 in overtime. This was just college football after all. Does the universe really care who wins a Big Ten game?
The answer is yes. Yes it does.
If Penix is a centimeter shorter, Penn State is celebrating. Instead, Penix's stretch for the pylon to convert a two-point try by the absolute slimmest of margins created the most dramatic replay review since the Zapruder film.