It's the second consecutive week with a loss for the Nittany Lions, who fell by just a single point to Ohio State, before losing by a field goal as the clock struck zeroes on Saturday.
Earlier, Trace McSorley threw two touchdown passes, the second of which made him the program's all-time career touchdown passes leader with 39.
Michigan State officials project that the game won't resume until 4:15 p.m., although that is not an official time for a restart.More news: Israeli resident wounded after being shot from Syrian 'spillover fire'
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Penn State's chances at winning back-to-back Big Ten titles are now on life support, and Saquon Barkley's Heisman hopes may have flatlined. Then, on offense, the Lions will need to figure out how to get its unit going, as it has 213 passing yards and just one rushing yard thus far. When it restarted, Michigan State faced third-and-4 from Penn State 37-yard line with 7:58 to play in the first half.
The game was delayed for an extended period in the middle of the second quarter over weather concerns, before both teams got back on the field to finish the game out. Davis had an impressive run-after-the catch for a 36-yard gain, true freshman Hunter Rison had back-to-back first-down grabs and LJ Scott scored on a 3-yard run for a 21-14 advantage.
First, PSU tied the game with a 26-yard Tyler Davis field goal. After eight plays, the Nittany Lions were faced with a decision.
Saturday's marked the second weather-delayed game of the season for Michigan State, following their 30-27 win at Minnesota on October 14, in which the start was bumped back.