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Cats have a good history with PSU

By Thomas Schlarp For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — This Saturday, No. 4 Penn State travels to Evanston, Ill., to take on the Northwestern Wildcats for the first time since 2015. The Nittany Lions (5-0) have struggled as of late against the Wildcats, dropping the last two matchups with ...

O’Korn will start for Michigan

The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — John O’Korn has his first chance to take extended snaps at Michigan. O’Korn will get the start for the seventh-ranked Wolverines against Michigan State on Saturday night because injured quarterback Wilton Speight is out indefinitely with an ...

A helping hand: Barkley’s star grows in PSU win

UNIVERSITY PARK — Special teams and college football’s most special player paved the way to a blowout win Saturday for Penn State. The No. 4 Nittany Lions didn’t play their best for all four quarters, but it didn’t matter. They were so good in the first quarter alone that the rest of ...

Then vs. now when it comes to style points

Commentary Something very interesting happened near the end of Saturday’s Penn State game against Indiana that serves as a reminder of just how times have changed and how different the Nittany Lion program is from what so many people grew up watching. First, let’s go back to 1994, to the ...

Standing at 5-0, Lions still have room for improvement

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming off its incredible, nationally-televised last-play win at Iowa, Penn State returned to Beaver Stadium on Saturday looking to build on its momentum. And, for 14 minutes, the Nittany Lions did just that, scoring in every way imaginable, taking full advantage of ...

Hamilton becomes PSU’s all-time catch leader

UNIVERSITY PARK — DaeSean Hamilton’s hands have been busy climbing the Penn State record boards since embracing the luck of the Irish four seasons ago in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. In Hamilton’s first career game for the Nittany Lions at the 2014 contest abroad, the ...

PSU-Indiana highlights-lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 45-14 victory over Indiana Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Saquon Barkley opened the game with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Offensive player of the game: Despite Barkley’s usual ...

Indiana-Penn State notebook

Barkley can’t avoid Heisman hype UNIVERSITY PARK — The reasons Saquon Barkley is the Heisman Trophy frontrunner were on display Saturday afternoon as he had not one, not two, but three highlights that certainly will attract voters’ attention. As for Barkley himself, even he can’t ...

Badgers pull away late on Wildcats

The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — What looked like another second-half runaway turned into nail-biting final few minutes for No. 10 Wisconsin. The defense caught its breath and came up with one more big play. Jonathan Taylor ran for two touchdowns to help the offense overcome a ...

One-time Purdue coach dead at 74

The Associated Press Joe Tiller, who guided quarterback Drew Brees at Purdue and was the school’s winningest football coach, died Saturday. He was 74. He died at home of natural causes in Buffalo, Wyoming, the Harness Funeral Home said. Tiller and Brees carried Purdue to rare heights at ...

Indiana to test secondary

Five things to look for as Penn State faces one of the few pass-heavy teams in the Big Ten as Indiana pays a visit to Beaver Stadium. No. 1: Secondary first Hoosiers quarterback Richard Lagow will put pressure on the Nittany Lions with his strong arm, so the secondary will have to play ...

Future of PSU football won’t look like past

Let’s take a look at the past, present and future of Penn State football, and why this is a timely week to do so. The Nittany Lions will celebrate their “Generations of Greatness” during today’s game against Indiana with throwback uniforms designed to honor various great team and ...

OC feels Lions can play even better

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Nine days ago, Sports Illustrated did a big profile piece that labeled Penn State’s Joe Moorhead “the guy behind the most dynamic offense in the nation,” and in recent months, several publications named him one of the best assistant coaches in ...

O-line needs to play to potential

Gone are the days when the offensive line was Penn State’s biggest weakness, but we are not yet to the point where we can call the line a major strength, either. That was expected to be the case this season, and it hasn’t played out that way yet. The yet part is a key word because the ...

Secondary has sprung leaks

When a team is 4-0 and ranked No. 4 in the country, there aren’t an abundance of big concerns. Certainly, the field goal operation — snapper, holder, placekicker — is one as Tyler Davis is no longer automatic. Four times from within 41 yards he’s either missed or had his field goal ...

Givens filling in for Brown

UNIVERSITY PARK — Kevin Givens was growing accustomed to lining up at the defensive tackle position for Penn State. After spending his high school career at the linebacker and defensive end spot, the Altoona Area High School standout used a 2015 redshirt season to pack on over 70 pounds ...

Barkley now Heisman frontrunner

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s time to start gearing up for the very real possibility that Saquon Barkley is going to win the Heisman Trophy. Following his Penn State-record 358-yard performance Saturday at Iowa, Barkley is atop just about every Heisman watch list. The only other high-profile ...

Forget about fullback or going under center

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Indiana (2-1, 0-0 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: BTN About the Hoosiers: Coach Tom Allen is in first season after Kevin Wilson resigned under pressure following regular season last year. ...

Harbaugh, Meyer critical of some locker rooms

The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer may not see eye-to-eye on much, but they agree on one thing — something needs to be done about locker rooms for visiting football teams in the Big Ten. “It’s unsportsmanlike,” ...

Two ways to view Lions’ win

Commentary How on earth did Penn State only win 21-19 Saturday at Iowa after dominating statistically? And did we see some things to be concerned about for the long haul in the game? Let’s play the glass is half full/half empty game. Half full: A win is a win is a win, especially on the ...