Game Coverage

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 35-28 victory over Washington on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A McSorley went 32-of-41 for 342 and two TDs, and boy ...

Lady Lions fall just short to 15th-ranked opponent

UNIVERSITY PARK — Stephanie Jones scored the final four points and No. 14 Maryland pulled out a 69-65 win at Penn State on Sunday, pushing their win streak to 11 games. Penn State called a 30-second timeout with 1:19 to go and tied at 65, but were unable to inbound and the turnover resulted ...

Restoring the roar: McSorley shines in PSU victory

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trace McSorley gave a little smirk when told of his incredible day throwing the football on third down. “Yeah, that’s pretty good,” he said. No, not just pretty good. “(Going) 12-for-12 is pretty damn good,” backup quarterback Tommy Stevens chimed in when ...

Lions save best of ’17 season for last

GLENDALE, Ariz. — There’s sure something about the Fiesta Bowl that agrees with the Nittany Lions. Penn State kept its perfect record in the desert intact at 7-0 by starting strong and holding off Washington, 35-28, Saturday in a well-played and entertaining showdown at University of ...

Penn State-Washington notebook

Lions’ defense pressures QB GLENDALE, Ariz. — The biggest question mark for Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl was whether its defense could get enough pressure on Washington quarterback Jake Browning. The Nittany Lions were up to that challenge. Browning had been sacked only 16 times all ...

PSU-Washington highlights, lowlights

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 35-28 victory over Washington on Saturday in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium: Play of the game: Immediately after Washington pulled within 28-21 to start the third quarter, Trace McSorley ...

Huskies coach calls performance ‘miserable’

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Washington got off to a rough start and was never able to fully recover Saturday against a faster, more physical Penn State team that outclassed the Huskies on both sides of the ball. “Flat out miserable,” coach Chris Petersen bluntly said after the game. “But it is ...

Lions rebound after upset loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pat Chambers wasn’t going to let himself or his players be deceived by Coppin State’s winless record. Penn State’s coach had seen the Eagles keep within striking distance for much of their game against UConn and watched as they pushed Georgia Tech for 30 minutes more ...

Penn State-Washington scoring summary

Scoring summary FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Washington 0: The Lions took the opening kickoff and went 83 yards in eight plays for a TD. They converted a key third-and-10 from their own 17 when Trace McSorley hit Saquon Barkley on a shallow cross for 12 yards. On third-and-8 from the ...

PSU needs pressure on QB

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Five things to look for as Penn State faces Washington in what should be a fun Fiesta Bowl in the desert. No. 1: Pressure QB Both of these teams do a lot of things very well, but one clear issue for Penn State is that it often struggles putting pressure on the ...

Petersen’s deeds outweigh his words

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Friday morning’s final pre-Fiesta Bowl press conference with the head coaches provided at least a slight glimpse into their personalities. While both offered mutual respect of the other’s program, it was easy to see that Washington’s Chris Petersen was content to ...

Nittany Lions strong from the field in victory

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — As he went after his own rebounds during warmups on Tuesday, Josh Reaves took a moment to appreciate the long shots arcing overhead and falling, one after the other, through Penn State’s hoop. Reaves got to appreciate the makes ...

Healthy Lions dominate Hoosiers

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Both 133-pounder Corey Keener and 165-pound NCAA champion Vincenzo Joseph were out of Penn State’s lineup due to injuries in the Nittany’s squeaker over Lehigh on Dec. 3. They both returned to action — sort of — on Sunday in the ...

Watkins’ presence inside sparks Lions to victory

The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Mike Watkins has worn a weighted vest in practice and it’s helped Penn State’s power forward when he finds himself wearing multiple defenders on game days. Penn State’s 6-foot-9 forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the ...

Lady Lions upset on the road

OLEAN, N.Y. — The Penn State women’s basketball team suffered a 65-62 upset loss at the hands of St. Bonaventure Saturday night in college action. The Bonnies came into the game at 4-5 while Penn State was 8-2. Mckenna Maycock, who led the winners with 23 points, hit two foul shots ...

Page saves day for State

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Trailing by 10 points with 7:48 left to play, junior Teniya Page took over the tempo of the game, netting 14 points, grabbing five rebounds and adding one assist in just over five minutes to propel the Penn State women’s basketball to a 65-60 victory ...

Mistakes throughout doom Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was fitting that Penn State’s comeback from a 17-point deficit against Wisconsin died from the 3-point line. With two seconds left and a one point needed to complete the comeback, Tony Carr pulled up in front of a Wisconsin defender from beyond the arc and forced an ...

Lions top Iowa on road

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Penn State’s underclassmen came through in their Big Ten opener, securing a key league road win a month ahead of schedule. Iowa’s kids are still learning how to play together. Sophomore Lamar Stevens scored 22 points, fellow sophomore Mike Watkins added 19 and Penn ...

Lady Lions dispose of Wake Forest

UNIVERSITY PARK — Carrying a 24-6 edge in the second quarter, the Penn State women’s basketball team was able to defeat Wake Forest, 68-58, in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Thursday at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions (6-2) shot an impressive 28-of-33 (85 percent) from the charity ...

Wolfpack rally past Penn State

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State built its big lead with sharp shooting from behind the 3-point line — then made it stand by shooting well from the free-throw line. N.C. State, which trailed 11-0, held on to beat Penn State 85-78 on Wednesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Omer ...