Game Coverage

Windsor delivers vs. hometown team

UNIVERSITY PARK — Robert Windsor had been ready for this game since the spring. A native of Fond Du Lac, Wis., the defensive lineman was waiting all year to play the Badgers, and it certainly reflected in his play on Saturday. Windsor racked up six total tackles on the day, with five ...

Peach, Citrus possible bowls

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s bowl picture has started to look a little bit clearer following Saturday’s 22-10 win over Wisconsin and some other outcomes around the nation. The Nittany Lions close at Rutgers and at home against Maryland, so a 9-3 record seems to be in the cards. If ...

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Wisconsin 7, Penn State 0: Jonathan Taylor busted through the middle, escaped a tackle attempt and went 71 yards to the end zone with 11:04 left in the first. Penn State 7, Wisconsin 7: The Lions answered on their next possession with a 75-yard TD drive, helped by a pass ...

Lions’ talent takes center stage in win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Even though an NIT championship banner was unraveled in the Bryce Jordan Center on Friday night, Penn State looked like it had a long way to go in figuring out its identity in its game against North Florida. However, the Lions’ talent level made that lack of clear ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 42-7 loss to Michigan on Saturday at Michigan Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback D McSorley clearly limited, didn’t have much time and had couple more drops. But he also missed ...

PSU left stunned by blowout loss

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The annihilation in Ann Arbor, take two, came as a shock to this Penn State football team — and to just about everyone else. It was stunning to watch a PSU offense that’s been so prolific for the past two years be so awful against No. 5 Michigan before 111,747 fans ...

Housed: Michigan has way with Lions

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Big House is too big for Penn State. For the second time in three years, the Nittany Lions laid an egg against the Wolverines, losing 42-7, before 111,747 Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Two years ago, the 49-10 loss was early in the third season of James Franklin’s ...

PSU-Michigan highlights, lowlights

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 42-7 loss to Michigan on Saturday at Michigan Stadium: Play of the game: Michigan cornerback Brandon Watson returned an interception by Tommy Stevens 62 yards for a touchdown with nine seconds left in the ...

Penn State-Michigan notebook

Wolverines wanted to run up score ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan’s players wanted to keep scoring and rub it in Saturday night because they felt that’s what Penn State tried to do in last year’s meeting. “This one was definitely personal, knowing that they tried to score at the end ...

Penn State report card

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 30-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback B+ A for effort, B for performance. McSorley just 11-of-25 for 167 with a pick-6, but his gutsy ...

Wild, wacky ending adds to PSU’s triumph

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State played about as poorly as possible early on against Iowa, then came the “oh no” moment in the opening moments of the second quarter. Trace McSorley, a tough son of a gun who has always taken a licking and kept on ...

Lions hang on to right their ship

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin awoke to a rainy Saturday morning and, being the glass half-full guy that he definitely is, he immediately tried to get his team in a positive frame of mind. He told the Nittany Lions at breakfast it’s “a beautiful day in Happy Valley. There’s no better ...

PSU-Iowa highlights, lowlights

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 30-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Leading 30-24, Penn State allowed Iowa to move 72 yards to the Nittany Lions’ 3 when safety ...

Penn State-Iowa notebook

Pinegar shows he can be special Like it has all season, No. 17 Penn State’s special teams played a crucial role in the team’s 30-24 victory over No. 18 Iowa. On Saturday, it could be argued that no player was more important to Penn State’s success than true freshman kicker Jake ...

Stevens’ value gets spotlight in victory

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley, it turns out, is not invincible, and for the first time in several years, Penn State found itself needing a backup quarterback to play a meaningful role. Tommy Stevens didn’t have to play long, but the fact that ...

Backup QB leads Michigan State

The Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — Rocky Lombardi threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns in his first start for Michigan State, and the Spartans halted Purdue’s four-game win streak, beating the Boilermakers 23-13 on Saturday. With Brian Lewerke out with a shoulder injury, ...

PSU prevails, but still shows signs of struggles

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Penn State survived and won a crucial game. Shockingly enough, given that Indiana was the opponent, it’s debatable if the better team won. But PSU did indeed find a way to prevail, and ultimately, that’s really the only thing that matters to the struggling Nittany ...

Opponent helps Lions get well

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Somebody brought up the last-minute onside kick that Penn State didn’t recover, and Nick Scott smiled. “I decided to make it a little more interesting,” the Nittany Lions’ senior safety said after Penn State, despite giving Indiana an extra breath with 49 seconds ...

Penn State-Indiana notebook

Mistakes cost Hoosiers shot at upset BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana did so many things well Saturday, moving the ball almost at will against Penn State’s defense and putting itself in position to score a whole bunch of points. But whether it was a bad holding penalty, or a bad fourth-down ...

PSU-Indiana highlights, lowlights

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 33-28 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: On a Penn State punt with 12 minutes remaining, with the Nittany Lions up 26-21, Jonathan Sutherland forced a fumble by returner ...