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Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERNorthwestern 7, Penn State 0: The Lions had not allowed a point in the first quarter in their past seven games but saw that streak end. Northwestern's Miles Shuler broke several tackles and returned a punt 42 yards to the PSU 31. On third-and-8 from the 29, Trevor Siemian found a ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 29-6 loss to Northwestern on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker intercepted Christian Hackenberg on the first play of the fourth quarter and returned it 49 yards for a ...

Northwestern-PSU notebook

UNIVERSITY PARK - On a key play from the Northwestern 19 early in the third quarter, Christian Hackenberg had running back Bill Belton wide open on a wheel route along the left sideline. A completion there, and Belton appeared to have enough running room to reach the end zone and bring Penn ...

Flaws catch up to Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK - In two of its first four games this season, against Central Florida and Rutgers, Penn State was trailing in the final two minutes only to be rescued by late-game heroics.That apparently built a false sense of security for the Nittany Lions, who were totally unmasked and ...

Upset by Northwestern dampens festive occasion

UNIVERSITY PARK - It was an embarrassing and unfortunate play for Penn State's offensive line, but it's so enticingly appropriate to say it sums up many of the Nittany Lions' problems.There they were, two PSU linemen blocking each other on a run play that was stuffed, with video cameras ...

Wildcats leave town with two big wins

UNIVERSITY PARK - There was certainly no shortage of adversity for Northwestern in its 29-6 win over Penn State.The scariest situation came when sophomore cornerback Matthew Harris took a shot to the head from Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg with just over 2 minutes left in the ...

Nittany Lions getting some time off to right their ship

UNIVERSITY PARK - Austin Johnson likes to be playing football, so have a week without a game doesn't suit him.Normally."I always want to play every week. It kind of stinks having a bye week," Johnson, Penn State's emerging star at defensive tackle, said. "There's good and bad to (having a bye ...

Michigan losing skid continues

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Mitch Leidner ran for a touchdown and passed for another and Minnesota beat Michigan 30-14 on Saturday to win the Little Brown Jug for the second time in 24 years.Minnesota (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) also got a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown by De'Vondre Campbell, ...

Commentary: Fitzgerald’s future still bright

Some gameday notes and observations while doubting if - so far - the beginning of the James Franklin era could have been any better scripted:Northwestern's visit today reminds how a coach's window of opportunity, should they seek it, is often fleeting as their stock is at its highest for only ...

Scoring TDs inside 20 a priority

UNIVERSITY PARK - Five things to look for as Penn State looks to remain unbeaten and welcomes back thousands of alumni for homecoming against Northwestern.No.1: Red zoneWe need to be realistic about what we saw with PSU's running game last week against UMass. There is still A LOT of work to be ...

PSU humbled on homecoming, 29-6; tests clear on NW injured player

UNIVERSITY PARK -- Coach James Franklin kept saying after the game, "We'll fix it. We'll fix it."Penn State has a lot of problems to fix after getting drubbed on homecoming Saturday by Northwestern, 29-6, at Beaver Stadium.The Nittany Lions' offense was abysmal, getting held without a TD at ...

Ex-Nittany Lion gets good news

Thursday was a wonderful day for 4-year-old Leah Still, and her daddy, former Penn State standout Devon Still."After a 5hr 50min surgery the surgeon was able to remove ALL of her tumor and all of her lymph nodes and her right adrenal gland where it all started from...best news I've received in ...

QB must take care of body

It has to be scary for James Franklin to watch sometimes.His star quarterback - the franchise - Christian Hackenberg likes to lower the boom on defensive players from time to time by dropping his shoulder at the end of some runs.Hackenberg is a tough football player, and in his mind, he's just ...

Lions working on tempo

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State coach James Franklin and his coaching staff have been working together for four years, but that doesn't come without a few modifications to the routine.Instead of running sprints at the end of practice Wednesday, players were able to call it a day and grab some grub ...

Patience a virtue for RB Lynch

Akeel Lynch will be the man in Penn State's running game next year.For now, as he continues to play behind seniors Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak, Lynch has no choice but to be patient. Fortunately for him, that's something that comes naturally."I've always believed that when your time comes your ...

Confident Nittany Lions look like they’re heading to 6-0

Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team.Looking backn 5 things to like1. Dominance: When you play bad teams, don't let them hang around by playing sloppy yourself. Crush them.That's what Penn State did in its 48-7 win over UMass, which looked ...

Matchup with Iowa at BJC highlights PSU wrestling schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK - The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of veteran head coach Cael Sanderson, has announced its 2014-15 schedule.The four-time defending NCAA and Big Ten Champions will host seven home dual meets this year. With the full home slate predicted to be sold ...

Offensive line finally gets chance to flex muscles

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State's offensive linemen has taken a lot of shots in the first three games of the season.They decided to dish out a few in a 48-7 win over visiting UMass."It feels good to win, which we've been doing," right tackle Andrew Nelson said, "but it also feels good to dominate, ...

Reserve quarterback makes most of his Penn State moment

UNIVERSITY PARK - D.J. Crook had a hoarse voice after Penn State's 48-7 win over UMass on Saturday.The screaming isn't unusual for the backup quarterback on gameday, but this time he got to take the field to take his first snaps as a Nittany Lion in front of a loud Beaver Stadium crowd.Penn ...

UMass-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERPenn State 3, UMass 0: The Minutemen put together a nice opening drive, sparked by an 18-yard reverse by PSU transfer and State College native Alex Kenney. The drive stalled at the PSU 22, and Matthew Wylie missed a 39-yard field goal wide right. The Lions took over and marched ...