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Shoop’s defense main reason Lions 3-0

Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team.Looking backn Five things to like:1. Defensive coordinator Bob Shoop: He has done a fantastic job so far, and even though quarterback Christian Hackenberg gets so much notoriety, the defense is the main ...

Rutgers-PSU notebook

Lions intercept five passesPISCATAWAY, N.J. - Penn State's defense had a great night against Rutgers senior quarterback Gary Nova, intercepting five passes."I was just trying to put my offense in position to make plays," said cornerback Trevor Williams, who has struggled at times this season ...

PSU-Rutgers highlights, lowlights

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night at High Point Solutions Stadium:Play of the game: On second-and-goal from the 5, with 1:13 left and trailing 10-6, the Lions went up the middle to Bill Belton, who scored ...

PSU travels 80 yards late to edge Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Penn State looked lost for most of the game, on offense anyway, and was a mere three minutes from wrapping up what had been a hugely disappointing night with a head-scratching loss to Rutgers.Then Christian Hackenberg found Geno Lewis for a huge 53-yard pass play, and just ...

Hawkeyes upset by state rival

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Cole Netten hit a 42-yard field goal with two seconds left and Iowa State rallied to beat Iowa 20-17 on Saturday, picking up its first win of the season.Sam Richardson had 255 yards passing and 2 TDs for the Cyclones (1-2), who beat the rival Hawkeyes (2-1) for the third time ...

Hackenberg could shine against Knights

Five things to look for as "that team from Pennsylvania" plays the State University of New Jersey, otherwise known as Rutgers, in what is an important game but in no way can be considered a rivalry just yet.No. 1: Air it outIn its illustrious history, Penn State had never had a 400-yard passer ...

Rudel: Finally, Rutgers gets Penn State at its real home

I've been fortunate to have covered Penn State and college football for a long time, and it dawned on me this week, I've never been to Rutgers.Basketball yes, football no.That's not because Penn State hasn't played Rutgers. In fact, the teams have met 17 times from 1977 through '95.The last ...

PSU rallies past Rutgers, 13-10

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Penn State's offense struggled the entire game, but the Nittany Lions put together a 75-yard TD drive in the final minutes to rally for a 13-10 win over Rutgers in their Big Ten opener Saturday night.Bill Belton scored from 5 yards out with 1:13 left to give Penn State, ...

Rutgers, Lions battle for recruits

Penn State versus Rutgers is not really a rivalry - how can it be when the Nittany Lions hold a 22-2 lead in the all-time series - but it is still a very important game for both teams.aAngelo Mangiro is one of the big reasons why.Or more precisely, players like Angelo Mangiro in the ...

Time management matters for Rutgers

UNIVERSITY PARK With an 8 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Rutgers, there are many opportunities for Penn State's players to get frazzled during the day's preparation.While planning, coach James Franklin said his staff has to consider how long he allows his players to sleep, when to schedule meals and ...

Record survived sanctions

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State has played under heavy NCAA sanctions since the start of the 2012 season, yet the Nittany Lions have posted the fourth-best record among Big Ten teams during that span.Predictions about the program's demise obviously never materialized. And even under the severe ...

Rutgers’ Nova has been super at QB

A capsule look at James Franklin's weekly news conference:Opponent: RutgersKickoff: 8 p.m., High Point Solutions StadiumRecords: Both teams are 2-0.TV: BTNAbout the Knights: Rutgers upset Washington State on the road, 41-38, to open the season, then defeated visiting Howard 38-25 after leading ...

Penn State fans happy about news

Elation filled the Penn State campus late Monday night as students celebrated the NCAA's decision to end the bowl ban sanction and return all football scholarships for next season.Thousands of students - including some current football players - gathered on campus to bask in the news, taking ...

Equal footing

The NCAA admitted it was wrong Monday and finally stopped punishing the innocent.The innocent, in this case, being current and future Penn State football players who had absolutely nothing to do with sicko Jerry Sandusky or any aspect of the child sex-abuse scandal that rocked the school nearly ...

Future suddenly looks good for PSU

Looking back on Saturday and ahead to this week and beyond for the Penn State football team.Looking backn Five things to like:1. For all of its problems over the past two years, Penn State has a great opportunity to be extremely successful in the Big Ten in just a year or two.Why?Because the ...

Big Ten in recovery mode after weekend

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner was talking about his team being shut out for the first time in 30 years.He might as well have been referring to the whole sorry state of Big Ten football."Well, yes, it's embarrassing," he said after his Wolverines' dreadful 31-0 beatdown to ...

Penn State-Akron notebook

Wildcat leads to big passing playUNIVERSITY PARK - A poor running game hurts an offense in many ways, but if Penn State can find some way to run the ball effectively, it has plenty of offensive weapons at other positions who can hurt opposing defenses.The fourth quarter of Saturday's win over ...

PSU-Akron highlights, lowlights

UNIVERSITY PARK - Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 21-3 victory over Akron on Saturday at Beaver Stadium:Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 38, and the Lions up 14-3 with 9 minutes left, Akron tailback Conor Hundley was dumped for a 2-yard loss by ...

Lions’ ground attack still struggling

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State's running game continues to be a major work in progress through two weeks.The Lions rushed for 106 yards on 31 carries Saturday against Akron, but those numbers are heavily skewed by four carries that resulted in 64 yards. The other 27 carries produced only 42 ...