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Old Big 12, new Big 12 on collision course

By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press There is a developing College Football Playoff race between an outgoing Big 12 school and an incoming Big 12 school. No. 2 Cincinnati, heading to the Big 12 at some point, and No. 3 Oklahoma, leaving the Big 12 at some point, remained undefeated ...

Penn State doesn’t get paid for 9 overtimes

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — We’ve now witnessed the low point of James Franklin’s eight-year Penn State tenure. As a 24-point favorite, fresh from a bye week, the Nittany Lions lost to Illinois, 20-18, in a torturous nine-overtime game — NCAA record — ...

Nittany Lions fall, Pitt moving on up in poll

The Associated Press Alabama inched up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football Sunday behind top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Cincinnati. The Bulldogs (63 first-place votes) are a unanimous No. 1 for the third straight week in the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, and the ...

PSU now forced to regroup

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jesse Luketa didn’t hide his disappointment. Penn State’s senior defensive end-linebacker admitted the Nittany Lions were devastated by Saturday’s 20-18 loss to Illinois in nine overtimes. “The guys are down,” Luketa said. “Very distraught.” With their ...

Rudel’s Illinois Highs and Lows

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 20-18 loss to Illinois in nine overtimes on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: With the Nittany Lions leading 13-10, Jaquan Brisker dropped an easy interception in overtime that would have clinched ...

Penn State report card — Illinois

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 20-18 loss to Illinois in nine overtimes Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Quarterback D Clifford was compromised. He was reluctant to run, which he often does to make key first downs. He completed 19-of-34 for just 165 yards but lacked ...