Nearly a year later, Drew Beesley was still irritated.
The Michigan State defensive end on Tuesday lamented missed opportunities to sack Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford in a defeat that closed a pandemic-altered 2020 season.
That could have been his last game with the Spartans but he returned for a sixth year and a chance to close his career being part of something more.
Flash forward to Saturday night and a rematch with the Nittany Lions and Beesley didn’t have the same regrets after his senior day. He tied a career high with seven tackles, to go with 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up to help spearhead a 30-27 win in his final game at Spartan Stadium.