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Penn State

Lions blow out Terps

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Sean Clifford threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns, ran for a score and carried No. 12 Penn State to yet another lopsided victory over Maryland, a 59-0 blowout Friday night that typified the one-sided nature of this regional series. Penn State scored on its first ...

Narduzzi defends call despite Pitt loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — For all of his big talk, for all of his public lobbying about keeping the series going, for all of the needling he’s done toward Penn State about inconsequential things, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi came up small in the biggest moment of Pennsylvania’s great college football ...

Emptiness fills the final chapter of Penn State-Pitt rivalry

I will miss this game. I’m not fighting city hall anymore about which camp is more to blame for going their separate ways 30-plus years ago, or how rivalries all over the country have been lost due to dollar-driven conference realignments, or whether it should now be a 2-for-1 arrangement, ...

Franklin addresses scheduling Pitt

UNIVERSITY PARK — James Franklin would like to see Penn State and Pitt play again at some point in the future, but he added a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen. “I think we’ve got to be creative in the ways that we look at it,” Franklin said at his weekly press ...

Narduzzi scoffs at signal change

UNIVERSITY — We nearly made it through Penn State-Pitt week without any squawking between the teams, but that ended Thursday when Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi decided he needed to get something “off my chest.” Narduzzi met with the Pittsburgh media on Thursday; no one asked him THE ...

Five keys to watch as Penn State takes on Buffalo

Here are five things to look for as Penn State hosts Buffalo in a night game looking for another blowout non-conference victory. No. 1: Dominant defense Buffalo does not have a strong offense and has a new starting quarterback, so Penn State’s defense should be in control of the ...

Franklin offers thoughts on score

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State kept playing football in the second half of Saturday’s 79-7 massacre of FCS foe Idaho with backups manning most positions. The Nittany Lions didn’t just sit on the ball as the score kept getting more and more lopsided, and the final may have made some people ...

Vandalized

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 ...

No. 15 Penn State eager to field deep defense against Idaho in opener

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Sean Clifford is in as good a spot as anyone to evaluate Penn State’s defense. Throughout summer camp, the Nittany Lions have been challenging the young quarterback. Snap after snap, one attribute stands out. “Speed,” Clifford said. “I can tell you that they ...