EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It is difficult to tell which was more surprising at MetLife Stadium here Saturday.
• The fact that true freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg threw for 278 yards and two scores to lead Penn State to a 23-17 win over Syracuse. Or…
• The fact that PSU coach Bill O’Brien allowed the rookie to talk to the crush of media afterward.
It was the first media availability for a Nittany Lion quarterback since Matt McGloin spoke after leading the team to a win over Wisconsin in the 2012 season-finale.
See what Hackenberg had to say and how he conducted himself in the video above.