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Game Coverage

Pitt-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 17-10 victory over Pitt on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On second-and-goal from the Penn State 1, with six minutes left and the Nittany Lions leading 17-10, Garrett Taylor stopped Pitt ...

Pitt-Penn State notebook

Lions misfire on big-play attempts UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State kept taking shot after shot deep down the field during Saturday’s game, and while the Nittany Lions usually hit a number of those, that wasn’t the case so much against Pitt. Clifford did connect with KJ Hamler for 53 ...

Lack of running game hurts Pitt’s chances

UNIVERSITY PARK — Pitt’s last-second effort fell short against No. 13 Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, 17-10, despite being tied at the half. After a 40-minute lightning delay before the game, Penn State’s (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten) defense was too much for the Panthers’ (1-2, 0-1 ...

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Pitt 0: Journey Brown electrified the crowd by taking a handoff from the PSU 3 up the middle, bouncing out right and racing 85 yards up the sideline to the Pitt 12. Sean Clifford was picked off by Paris Ford on the next play, but the Panthers were called for pass ...

Running game issues need to get cleaned up

Quarterback Sean Clifford is tied for the team lead with 108 yards rushing through two games. That’s … not a good thing for Penn State. Yes, the Nittany Lions need Clifford to be able to run the ball some, and he had a beautiful 58-yard scamper Saturday against Buffalo. So this is no ...

Big second half helps Penn State overcome slow start

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had a habit during James Franklin’s tenure of sleepwalking through first halves and then making major adjustments at halftime. It’s a double-edged sword, which Franklin has addressed numerous times. The coaches and players deserve a lot of credit for ...

Early schedule gives PSU chance to grow

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State faithful surpassed the 104,000 mark at Beaver Stadium for the second consecutive week so imagine if the opposition was a team that people actually wanted to see play. Instead, we’ve witnessed Idaho and Buffalo as season-opening appetizers. And you know ...

Buffalo-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 45-13 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback John Reid intercepted Matt Myers and returned it 36 yards for a much-needed touchdown that gave Penn ...

Buffalo-PSU notes: The Freiermuth impact

UNIVERSITY PARK — Toward the end of last week’s first half, Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth was hit head-on by an Idaho player, knocking him out of the game. His status for this week’s game was unsure as coach James Franklin declined to comment on the severity of the injury. ...

Buffalo-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Buffalo 0: Linebacker Cam Brown forced and recovered a fumble at the Buffalo 37-yard line. Two plays later, Sean Clifford connected with Jahan Dotson on a 28-yard TD with 8:50 left in the first. SECOND QUARTER Penn State 7, Buffalo 3: The Bulls put together an ...

Vandals manhandled: PSU’s depth shines in win over Idaho

UNIVERSITY PARK — You can add Idaho to the list of all-time worst opponents to ever play at Beaver Stadium, but then, Penn State’s season opener was never going to be judged on the final score against a vastly overmatched FCS foe. This was a glorified scrimmage for the Nittany Lions, a ...

Clifford meets first-game challenge

UNIVERSITY PARK — OK, let’s not get too carried away with anything that happened Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Idaho just didn’t provide the kind of barometer for the Nittany Lions to gauge themselves. The final score was 79-7, and it wasn’t that close. But, when you’re breaking ...

PSU-Idaho highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 79-7 win over Idaho on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 on the game-opening possession from its own 29, Idaho went for it, and Logan Kendall was stopped shy of the first down by ...

Penn State-Idaho notebook

Running Back U? UNIVERSITY PARK — Redshirt sophomore Journey Brown and true freshman Noah Cain accounted for four of the Nittany Lions’ seven rushing touchdowns, three of which were from true freshmen. The team had five different running backs find the end zone in a game that showcased ...

Maryland obliterates its opponent

The Associated Press COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Josh Jackson threw four touchdown passes in his Maryland debut, backup Tyrrell Pigrome accounted for two scores and the Terrapins crushed Howard 79-0 Saturday in a record-breaking performance under first-year coach Michael Locksley. With Jackson ...

Feeling Blue … and White: Cain makes splash

UNIVERSITY PARK — True freshman tailback Noah Cain showed he’s able to do some special things running the ball, and quarterback Sean Clifford did, as well, during the Blue-White Game. Penn State’s spring game drew an estimated 61,000 fans to Beaver Stadium on a gorgeous Saturday ...

Blue-White highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are some abbreviated highlights and lowlights from the Blue’s 24-7 victory over the White during Saturday’s Blue-White Game at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Third-string quarterback Will Levis zinged a 59-yard touchdown pass/laser up the right sideline to ...

Blue-White notebook

Chisena gets special moment UNIVERSITY PARK — College teams across the country have taken to trying to one up each other when it comes to finding cool ways to put walk-ons on scholarship, and Penn State came up with a dandy during Saturday’s Blue-White Game. Late in the third quarter, ...

Franklin looking for more than football

For as much as some fans love that there will be football of any kind being played, today’s Blue-White Game is still only one spring practice, so it has to be taken with a grain of salt in a lot of ways. Penn State coach James Franklin even made the point of saying that the football is not ...

Penn State men skate past OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sophomore Alex Limoges scored the eventual game-winner setting the Penn State single-season goal record in the process as the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon in Big Ten semifinal action from Value City Arena. Penn State ...