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Watch: 4 plays to show why Trace McSorley is the new 'Johnny Football'

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Prior to Saturday's Big Ten championship game between Penn State and Wisconsin, Badgers head coach Paul Chryst offered a flattering scouting report on Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley.

"He looks to me like he loves playing the game and he competes," Chryst told Joe Juliano of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "He has great energy about him and obviously is talented, makes plays with his arm, makes plays with his feet. I liked watching him until this week when we're getting ready to play him."

Related: McSorley breaks Penn State single-season passing yards, TD records

Hearing that description of the 6-foot, 201-pounder makes one think of another energetic 6-foot, 205-pound quarterback of the past that used to torment defenses: Former Heisman trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Here's a few different ways McSorley pulled off his best "Johnny Football" impression to help Penn State to a major comeback over Wisconsin to win the Big Ten title game:

33-yard jump ball to Mike Gesicki

One of Manziel's best plays in college was to throw jump balls to a group of giants Texas A&M had masquerading as wide receivers. It seemed to always end up working out in the Aggies favor, and McSorley implemented that method in the first quarter with 6-foot-6 tight end Mike Gesicki.

Last minute first half touchdown to Saeed Blacknall

This one is more on the Wisconsin defensive back's poor route to the football than on McSorley's brilliance, but he still put the ball out there in his playmaker Saeed Blacknall's hands for a crucial score just one minute before half time.

70-yard bomb to Blacknall

McSorley's last pass of the first half was a touchdown to Blacknall, and his first pass of the second half had the same result, albeit in much more spectacular fashion. Sorley connected with the junior standout on a 70-yard touchdown on the Nittany Lions first offensive play in the second frame, cutting the lead to seven.

Perfect dime to Saquon Barkley on wheel route

There's nothing sexier in football than a perfectly-thrown wheel route, and that's exactly what McSorley did to put the Nittany Lions ahead for the first time all night. The sophomore dropped an absolute dime to Saquon Barkley for the go-ahead score just over a minute in to the fourth quarter.

McSorley finished with a Big Ten championship game record 384 yards passing and four touchdowns, as Penn State gave the CFP committee some serious material to think about before Sunday's final rankings come out.

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