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Buckeyes stop Penn State for victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — What a punch in the gut. A stunning, jaw-dropping sequence of events left Penn State reeling in the realm of what could — and probably should — have been. In the Big Ten’s game of the year, all night long, the Nittany Lions looked like the better team. They had the ...

Frustration shifts blame to Franklin

UNIVERSITY PARK — The road to the Big Ten championship and the College Football Playoff still runs through Columbus. Penn State found that out painfully Saturday night. And nobody felt the pain more than James Franklin, who was hoarse and animated afterward and challenged his program — ...

Tonight will show how much the Lions ‘grew up’

UNIVERSITY PARK — Since Penn State joined the Big Ten, much has been made about the Nittany Lions lacking a true annual rival. As they call themselves, “Unrivaled.” And while we can split hairs, and have, over whether games with Pitt — PSU’s oldest rival — should be added at least ...

Johnson needs a big day to help Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Juwan Johnson has a chance to be an outstanding receiver for Penn State, and he likely will need to come up big for the team to beat Ohio State on Saturday. So far this season, however, Johnson has had some issues getting open and holding onto the ball. The junior leads ...

Lots of points likely in Ohio State-Penn State clash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Saturday night’s clash between No. 4 Ohio State and No. 9 Penn State for Big Ten East supremacy promises to be an offensively explosive affair. The programs boast the two top scoring offenses in the country through four games, with Penn State averaging 55.5 points ...

Oruwariye’s up to the challenge at home

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s game against Ohio State has everything to show it’s an impactful game in the grand scheme of things. A pair of divisional teams ranked nationally in the top 10? Check. College GameDay’s set on campus? Check. Nationally televised in primetime? ...

PSU game could be a special one

As both potent offenses presumably march up and down the field in what could be a shootout Saturday night, it can be easy to lose sight of how such a game could come down to a field goal. That actually has been the case for each of Ohio State’s past two close-call visits to Penn State. If ...

Means as important as end for Sanders in Penn State’s thrashing of Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders put on a show with 200 yards rushing for Penn State on Friday night at Illinois, but how he got those yards was just as important as the gaudy total. “I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” Sanders, now the star tailback with Saquon Barkley gone, ...

Illinois hangs around until Penn State rolls

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Penn State shockingly found itself trailing underdog Illinois early in the third quarter Friday, leading to much frustration in the Nittany Nation. But this script has played out before over the past couple of years. Numerous times, in fact. Penn State sleepwalks through ...

No. 10 Penn State opens conference play at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 10 Penn State brings its high-powered offense to Illinois on Friday night, heavily favored against a young Illini team that is off to an encouraging start. The Nittany Lions (3-0) are a 27-point favorite, not exactly a new situation for an Illini team that is used ...