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Big Ten Network gets PSU-Villanova game

From Mirror, wire reports

Penn State’s home football game against Villanova on Saturday, Sept. 25, has a home on television.

The contest will air on the Big Ten Network at noon. The game will also be available on the Penn State Sports Network with the pregame show starting at 10:30 a.m.

Penn State holds a 5-3-1 all-time record vs. Villanova, with the last matchup coming in 1951.

The Nittany Lions host Auburn this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Both teams are 2-0 and ranked in the Associated Press Top 25..

Purdue loses starter

Purdue running back Zander Horvath will miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula, coach Jeff Brohm told reporters Monday.

The fifth-year senior was injured during Saturday’s 49-0 win at UConn.

Horvath was expected to be a key for the Boilermakers after leading the team in rushing with 442 yards on 89 carries and earning third-team all-Big Ten honors last season. He had 23 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown this season while catching four passes for 11 yards.

Brohm said he expects junior King Doerue and redshirt freshman Dylan Downing to help replace Horvath. Sampson James, who transferred to Purdue (2-0) from Indiana in August, also could be in the mix.

Bad fans punishment

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Southeastern Conference has fined Arkansas $100,000 after Razorbacks fans rushed the field following last Saturday’s 40-21 win over Texas.

The fans violated the league’s access to competition area policy that was adopted in 2004. It states that “access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times.”

Arkansas beat its former Southwest Conference before a crowd of 74.531 — the ninth-largest in Arkansas history. It was the Razorbacks’ first win over Texas in Fayetteville since 1981. The win vaulted Arkansas into the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2016. The 20th-ranked Razorbacks host Georgia Southern on Saturday.

BC loses starting QB

BOSTON — Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec underwent surgery for a hand injury that knocked him out of this weekend’s game against UMass and “could potentially miss the remainder of the year,” the school said Monday.

Jurkovec, a graduate of Pine-Richland High School, was the ACC co-quarterback of the week for Sept. 7, when he completed 16 of 24 passes for 303 yards and ran for 61 more in a 51-0 victory over FCS Colgate. It was his fifth career 300-yard passing game.

Against UMass on Saturday, the Notre Dame transfer completed three of four passes for 22 yards before he headed to the locker room late in the first quarter injured.

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