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Lions ‘left it all on field’

COLUMBUS — The pain was apparent in Sean Clifford’s eyes and the brevity of his answers. As he came off the Ohio Stadium turf Saturday night following the Nittany Lions’ 33-24 loss to the No. 5 Buckeyes, Clifford looked back and spent a few moments of reflection. The Ohio native ...

Day credits Lions’ effort

COLUMBUS — Since its early-season loss to Oregon, Ohio State has won six-straight games, scoring 50 points at will and rolling over its opponents. That changed Saturday night as the No. 5 Buckeyes defeated Penn State, 33-24, but didn’t play their best game. The Buckeyes committed 10 ...

Rudel’s Ohio St. Highs & Lows

COLUMBUS — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 33-24 loss to Ohio State on Saturday night at Ohio Stadium: Play of the game: Ohio State defensive end Tyreke Smith stripped Sean Clifford, and Jerrod Cage returned the fumble 57 yards for a touchdown and a 17-7 lead ...

Nittany Lions hang tough before losing 33-24 at Ohio State

COLUMBUS – After last week’s embarrassing loss to lowly Illinois in nine overtimes, Penn State wasn’t given much of a chance at No. 5 Ohio State on Saturday night. And while the Nittany Lions didn’t win, they gave a strong account of themselves, hanging with the Buckeyes all night ...

Speculation distracting Franklin

The main storyline of the 2021 Penn State football season, unfortunately, has devolved into one thing — whether this is James Franklin’s final year in Happy Valley. Franklin said the ongoing speculation linking him to other jobs (USC, LSU) has not been discussed with the staff or the ...

Two-point conversion adds to the drama

I admit before Saturday I wasn’t aware of the tweak in the new overtime rule that turned it into a two-point conversion contest after two extra periods. But I liked it. I’ve never thought a tie was the worst thing in the world anyway, and I definitely didn’t think college athletes ...