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PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 36, leading 16-10, the Nittany Lions faked a punt with Johnathan Thomas running for the first ...

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 ...

PSU hoping Badgers are cure-all

Five things to look for as Penn State looks to bounce back from last week’s 42-7 drubbing at Michigan against a Wisconsin team that’s very capable of pulling off the upset. No. 1: To QB or not QB By all accounts, Trace McSorley is expected to start at quarterback for Penn State. But ...

Lions’ list of issues nothing to celebrate

Through nine games this season, Penn State has raised more questions than it has answered, and time won’t allow some of those issues to be fully addressed until after the season. A quick check list: n A troubling offensive regression under first-year coordinator Ricky Rahne, which may ...

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 ...

Legendary Triplett remembered for historic contributions

The Associated Press DETROIT — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in ...

At least for this week, Stevens better option

This is in no way an attempt to create any kind of quarterback controversy simply because it doesn’t exist and wouldn’t be fair because Trace McSorley is in a class by himself in Penn State history in terms of accomplishments, leadership and toughness. So when he’s healthy, the starting ...

Franklin sees value in knowledge

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Football is not the be all, end all in life, and James Franklin made it clear Tuesday afternoon that he wants to make sure his players have a well-rounded understanding of what’s going on in the world. Around that same time, 600 miles away, South ...

Lions loaded for another title run

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State wrestling team has built a dynasty under coach Cael Sanderson, winning seven of the last eight national championships, posting three straight unbeaten seasons and crowning 20 national champs in nine years. The top-ranked Nittany Lions begin a new season on ...

Nittany Lions need someone to start making plays

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Badgers: They’ve been a disappointment at 6-3, losing to BYU, Michigan and Northwestern. … Veteran QB Alex Hornibrook is ...

Giger: PSU has some big problems that will be hard to solve

So, what are we to make of this mess? Penn State got destroyed Saturday at Michigan, 42-7. It has lost to all three of its top challengers in the Big Ten East, including at home to Ohio State and Michigan State. The offense went from awesome to awful in the blink of an eye. Trace McSorley ...

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 ...

Staff’s growing pains show

For better or worse over its long history, but mostly for the better, Penn State football has been spoiled by the stability of its coaching staff. Even with Bill O’Brien’s two years, Penn State has only had four head coaches in the last 68 years. Of course, Joe Paterno’s 46-year ...

Nittany Lions will need McSorley to be healthy

Five things to look for as No. 14 Penn State looks to upset No. 5 Michigan on the road and thereby knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff picture. No. 1: Need a good knee Trace McSorley injured his right knee last week against Iowa and missed a few series before returning ...