Riders neg list QB Trace McSorley guides Penn State in Fiesta Bowl

On Saturday, quarterback Trace McSorley will guide Penn State into their second major bowl game since he took over the starting job.

He’s also been on the Riders neg list since December 2016.

As a redshirt sophomore, McSorley led the Nittany Lions to a Big Ten Championship with 384 yards and four touchdowns in the conference title game, which earned him MVP honours. He led the Big Ten in passing yards (3,614) and QB rating (156.9) while putting up 29 touchdowns against just eight interceptions and rushing for 365 yards and seven scores in 2016. Penn State lost a classic shootout in the Rose Bowl 52-49 to USC.

McSorley followed that up by throwing for 3,228 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions and improving his completion rate by eight points from 57 to 65 in 2017. He rushed for more yards (431) and touchdowns (11) as a junior. Penn State finished the regular schedule 10-2 and play Washington in the Fiesta Bowl December 30.

McSorley already owns Penn State records for single-season passing yards (3,614), touchdowns passes (29) and he’s the only quarterback in school history to have more than 50 career touchdown throws (55).

Saskatchewan Roughriders neg list QB, Trace McSorley, Penn State University

Fiesta Bowl
Saturday, December 30, 2017
No. 9 Penn State vs. No. 11 Washington
Glendale, Arizona
TV: TSN3, 4 p.m. ET

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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31 Comments on Riders neg list QB Trace McSorley guides Penn State in Fiesta Bowl

  1. Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 5:44 pm //

    He is a mediocre QB with a weak arm. Looks better than he is because of major talent around him. Jones probably read Sports Illustrated top 50 college QB’s 2017 edition and put him on his neg list. Along with the 49 other names. That’s how this team seems to scout.

    • Slightly better college numbers than Bo Levi (Pick six). Riders won’t be interested, they prefer winners.

    • Internet troll probably knows more about football talent than Chris Jones.

      Makes sense.

    • Big flippin deal, show me a CFL QB that has not done something special in US college.Former Argo backup QB broke Dan Marino`s records

      John Congemi – CFL Scrapbook
      Congemi has come in during tougher situations. As a redshirt freshman at the University of Pittsburgh, Congemi replaced hometown hero Dan Marino and broke a lot of Marino’s records

      this is the norm

  2. Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 6:22 pm //

    College careers are little indication of pro success. If it was no one would be talking about Johnny Manziel coming to the CFL as he’d be a multiple MVP, 3 time Superbowl MVP with the Cleveland Browns. Conversely, no one would speak of Tom Brady because he’s be a khaki wearing insurance salesman living in Lincoln Nebraska.

    Are you talking of the same Bo Levi who plays for the Calgary Stampeders? The one with the best record in CFL history? 59-13-2? 115 career TD passes vs 45 INTs? Is that the guy you mean?
    Pick 6? I don’t think Bo has ever thrown a pick 6. It makes no sense.

    Riders have little choice on who there QB will be whether he’s a winner or not!

    • Did you just say no Levi is better than Tom brady

      • Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 9:52 pm //

        No I didn’t say that at all, but because you brought it up; I’m sure by the time Bo is 40 their careers will mirror each other.
        Remember, Tom Brady lost 2 championships too

      • Matt Dunigan, Doug Flutie and Tom Clements were equal or better than Brady, just to name 3

    • justforkicks // December 30, 2017 at 1:37 am //

      You don’t think Bo has ever thrown a pick six???
      Maybe check with Duron Carter, I think he might dispute that.

    • Habsnriders // January 2, 2018 at 10:48 am //

      Bo has never thrown a pick 6? Must have been my imagination when carter picked him off then proceeded to weave his way through the stamps on his way to the end zone .

  3. Hey Bo you should read article lmao he’s been in neg list since 2016 i guess the red Supremes can’t red or call plays that good lol

  4. Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm //

    And I guess Barrie can’t “red” or either.

  5. Craig Gustafson // December 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm //

    I think Duran Carter recalls a certain pick six tossed up by Bo Levi.

    That aside, BLM has had a lot of success in the CFL, at least in the regular season. His career stats are outstanding.

    • Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 7:41 pm //

      Oh right!
      I forgot all about that. It was an unimportant game for Calgary, scored at an unimportant point of the game where Calgary basically said “who cares” and let him walk into the end zone.
      Shows you how memorable that play was outside of riderville. I guess when you celebrate a 10-8 regular season little things mean alot!

      • I bet you remember the epic choke jobs in the last 2 Grey cups, or did they not care about that either?

        Cause it sure looked like it.

        • Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm //

          Misfortune cost us the cup in 2017.
          You cant criticize when you weren’t there my friend

        • Bo and the red supremes // December 29, 2017 at 9:31 pm //

          The Calgary Stampeders are a near perfect franchise.

          • This loser needs his team to win in order to feel good about himself, and views himself as successful because his team is successful. A psychological explanation:

            An Extension of Self
            Team identification not only fosters a sense of social belonging, but also it impacts individual self-esteem.

            In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in the early 1990s, Hirt and colleagues examined the effects of team allegiance on individuals’ beliefs about their own competence and self-esteem. They brought participants who reported being highly identified with their college basketball teams into the lab and showed them a tape of their teams either winning or losing. Afterwards, each participant was asked to predict how well he or she thought the team would do in the future. Participants were also asked to make seemingly unrelated estimates of their own performance on motor, mental, and social-skills tasks.

            “The most powerful thing we found was that for highly allied fans, they really did view the team’s success akin to how they would view a personal success,” says Hirt.

            Fans who watched their team win reported significantly higher estimates of the team’s future performance, their own task performance, and personal self-esteem than did those who watched their team lose. The boost that the winning-team group received was similar to the boost that participants received when they personally succeeded or failed at a task.

            “The team is an extension of the self,” says Hirt.

          • AND Fan comes from word FANATIC

      • justforkicks // December 30, 2017 at 1:43 am //

        So of the other 44 interceptions Bo threw are you sure none were a pick 6??

        • Bo and the red supremes // December 30, 2017 at 2:04 am //

          5-3 post season record.
          Damn near 3 TD passing for every INT
          27 years old with an MOP award and Grey Cup MVP.

          Yet you get Bo (pick 6) out of that????
          NO credibility in that MR “I wish Bo played for the riders”

      • Habsnriders // January 2, 2018 at 10:53 am //

        Oh is that how the stamps approach games? Looks like they had the same mindset in the grey cup game

  6. White Horse // December 29, 2017 at 7:47 pm //

    How come Neg List players are known by sports scribes and us common pukes are left wondering who is on my teams list? We are the CFL fans!

  7. Regular Season Champs // December 29, 2017 at 9:28 pm //

    McSorley is probably the best QB to ever play at Penn State.

  8. A really good QB prospect especially for the CFL. A few other Penn State QBs made their mark way back when in the CFL Pete Liske and John Hufnagle. If McSorley gets passed over by the NFL he might be the next Penn State QB to make his mark in the league. Time will tell.

  9. Bo and the red supremes // December 30, 2017 at 12:23 am //

    It’s interesting that he passed over hockey .

    • Greenapples // December 30, 2017 at 5:27 pm //

      Are you watching the young man play football. Looks like he might have a bright future somewhere. No need to respond, you have zero credibility.

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