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Penn State

Franklin does little to squash Southern Cal rumors

With USC finally electing to move on from coach Clay Helton, who has struggled in recent seasons at the helm of the Trojans program, rumors immediately began swirling around Franklin and the possibility of him being a frontrunner for the team’s head coaching vacancy. Southern Cal has long ...

Nittany Lions roll past the Cardinals

UNIVERSITY PARK—Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 44-13 victory over Ball State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On second-and-10 from the Ball State 25, Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson with a flanker screen, and Dotson weaved his way for a ...

Penn State rolls to Week 2 victory

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When Penn State hired Mike Yurcich to be its new offensive coordinator, the team’s backs and receivers were ecstatic. They knew there likely would be a lot of opportunities for all of them to make plays. The No. 11 Nittany Lions’ 44-13 win against Ball State on ...

Penn State shows growth of program, offense in Saturday’s rout

UNIVERSITY PARK – On one hand, James Franklin thought the 105,323 in attendance would blow the clouds out of the Beaver Stadium sky after Sean Clifford’s quarterback sneak gave the Nittany Lions an early two-score lead against Ball State. For the first time since the days of Christian ...

Lions can’t get too high from opening win

From my set of binoculars, Penn State’s win at Wisconsin ranks as the Nittany Lions’ third-best under James Franklin. The first was Ohio State in 2016 followed by the Big Ten championship win over the Badgers later that year. You can argue the thumping of Michigan in 2017 ­ when Saquon ...

Penn State leaning on defense as offense develops

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Jaquan Brisker watched his team punt time after time on Saturday and guessed he and the rest of the Penn State defense could be in for a long day. The senior safety was right. No FBS defense spent more time on the field than No. 11 Penn State (1-0, 1-0 Big Ten) in ...