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Army disheartened by close loss

UNIVERSITY PARK - Few, if any, college football coaches in the nation will sound pleased after a loss. But Army coach Jeff Monken was particularly disheartened after Saturday's loss to Penn State."I'm certainly disappointed about having lost that game, I thought we had opportunities, even as ...

Army-PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERPenn State 7, Army 0: The visitors held PSU to a three-and-out on the game's first series and got good field position at their own 41, but quarterback A.J. Schurr fumbled the snap on the first play. Garrett Sickels recovered at the Army 42, and the Lions went for it on fourth-and-4 ...

New stadium? PSU can’t rush to digest feedback

UNIVERSITY PARK - When Penn State introduced plans to move old Beaver Field from near Rec Hall across campus to its current Beaver Stadium location in 1960, Joe Paterno implored Rip Engle to voice concern to the administration that "it's going to ruin Penn State football.""Shows you what I ...

Lions survive surprising Army counterattack

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin is going to stay positive. He's emphatic about it. No matter what. Even after his team, as a huge favorite, barely beat Army, once again struggled to move the ball and dropped into the bottom 10 in the country in total offense.Penn State won the game on a soggy ...

PSU defense holds its ground against Army

UNIVERSITY PARK - James Franklin said he hasn't been a gambling man since losing $20 once in his early 20s.When the chips were down on Saturday, though, the second-year Penn State football coach bet on his defense, and the Nittany Lions came away winners.Gashed and outflanked for the better ...

Army-PSU highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 20-14 victory over Army on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: Christian Hackenberg connected with tight end Mike Gesicki for a 33-yard touchdown to give the Nittany Lions a 20-7 lead on the last play of the ...

Lions suffer more injuries

UNIVERSITY PARK - Already down numerous players because of injuries, Penn State lost a couple of more key guys during Saturday's win over Army.Center Angelo Mangiro went down with what appeared to be a leg injury in the third quarter and didn't return. He was replaced by Wendy Laurent.The ...

Scott, Allen figure to play large role in running game

Five things to look for as Penn State closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule against Army on military appreciation day.No. 1: Protect ballThe Nittany Lions are favored by four touchdowns, and about the only way this game will be close is if they cough up the football in the ...

Army-PSU contests special to Altoona grad

Army comes into Beaver Stadium today as a four-touchdown underdog as the series with Penn State resumes for the first time since 1979.It wasn't always that way.There was once a time when Army was among the powers of college football, winning three national championships and going undefeated ...

Givens impressing Penn State staff

Kevin Givens already has made a great impression on his coaches at Penn State, and even though he's redshirting as a true freshman, the defensive end from Altoona is on a path to a bright future."That guy is so explosive," PSU defensive line coach Sean Spencer said Thursday. "He's really a ball ...

Analyst for ESPN crazy over QB Hack

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comFormer NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer brought about the biggest Penn State news of the week on Wednesday with not just one, but three points he made about quarterback Christian Hackenberg.Appearing on ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning," Dilfer became ...

Blacknall’s patience pays off

By Mark PuleoFor the MirrorUNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg has thrown 106 passes so far this season, and it seems like James Franklin or John Donovan have been criticized for their offensive playcalling on most of those attempts.It took the offense until week four ...

Franklin unable to update status of Barkley, Lynch

By Cory Gigercgiger@altoonamirror.comNo news was good news on the injury front Tuesday for Penn State, since for now it appears none of the team's injured players will be lost for the season.Coach James Franklin rarely gives injury updates, unless medical tests already are indicating the player ...

Injuries a huge concern for Lions

Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team. We'll start with what not to like this week because there's just no overlooking the significance of so many injuries.Looking backn 5 things not to like1. Injuries piling up: It's ridiculous how many ...

PSU scoring summary

FIRST QUARTERPenn State 7, San Diego State 0: Saquon Barkley made his first-career reception a memorable one as he took a screen pass to the left and made a spectacular 22-yard run to the end zone. He broke five tackles, including one near the line of scrimmage and a gorgeous one 5 yards into ...

San Diego State-Penn State highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 37-21 victory over San Diego State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: Lion defensive end Carl Nassib stripped San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith, and Austin Johnson scooped up the loose ball and ...

San Diego State-Penn State notebook

Injury list longUNIVERSITY PARK - The record book and scoreboard will show that the Nittany Lions came away with the victory in Saturday's game against the San Diego State Aztecs, but losses were definitely recorded on the injury report. Starting the game without Andrew Nelson, Jordan Lucas, ...

Zettel shines a day after his father dies

UNIVERSITY PARK - Midway through the fourth quarter of Penn State's 37-21 win on Saturday, Anthony Zettel read Maxwell Smith's pass out to Donne Pumphrey and, with authority, dumped the San Diego State running back for a 5-yard loss.It was reminiscent of so many plays the first-team all-Big Ten ...

Lions still trying to ‘put pedal to metal’

UNIVERSITY PARK - Most 16-point victories should make the home team feel good.Saturday was the exception for Penn State.The Nittany Lions beat San Diego State, 37-21, running their modest win streak to three games, but the bottom line was clearly clouded by an uneven, injury-filled performance ...

323-pound Johnson’s fumble return points PSU to victory

UNIVERSITY PARK - It's playfully referred to as a "fat guy touchdown," and amazingly enough, when one occurs, it's usually a huge play in a close game."When I was running, I was like, oh my goodness, it's about to go down,'" 323-pound Penn State defensive tackle Austin Johnson said with a big ...