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Penn State

Targeting calls still up for debate

Following are the highlights of coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: Vs. Ball State, 3:30 p.m. (FS1) MAIN STORYLINE The Nittany Lions fell victim to multiple penalties on Saturday that have to do with player safety, most notably a targeting penalty in ...

Defense, late TDs clutch for Lions

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 16-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-goal from the Penn State 8, with the Nittany Lions hanging on to a 16-10 lead, safety Jaquan Brisker intercepted a Graham Mertz pass ...

Defense leads Lions past Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Penn State’s defense continually stood tall and Wisconsin kept stubbing its toe whenever the Badgers approached the end zone. Those contrasting approaches made the difference Saturday when the 19th-ranked Nittany Lions outlasted No. 12 Wisconsin 16-10 to end the ...

Nittany Lions’ D shines in victory

James Franklin didn’t have the stat sheet when he arrived at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon to meet the media. So he’d have to wait a few more minutes to make sense of some of these numbers: Wisconsin ran 95 plays to Penn State’s 51, racked up 30 first downs to the Nittany ...

Dotson remains focused on improving his skills

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lines up to cover teammate Jahan Dotson, Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields goes through a mental checklist. Dotson is faster now. He’s stronger. He’s always been intelligent. And after an offseason fueled by last season’s disappointment, ...

Franklin, Penn St. face hard opener

“Having Wisconsin as an opening game is different than the way college football normally starts out.” That was one of the first statements James Franklin uttered during his weekly press conference Tuesday previewing the Nittany Lions’ season opener today at Camp Randall Stadium (noon, ...