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Photo: Jason Plotkin/AP, License: N/A Penn State has nobody to play and a lot to do. Welcome to perhaps the most critical week of the Nittany Lions’ young season. (read more)
The tough questions were coming, and as bravely as he faced them, Angelo Mangiro had to know he’d be powerless to stop them. Did Penn State’s offensive line start a turnaround with its domination of Massachusetts? (read more)
Jesse James described the feeling of watching his quarterback, Christian Hackenberg, get hit in one word. “Sickening,” the junior tight end said. (read more)
Game Balls OFFENSE QB Trevor Siemian, Northwestern The Wildcats quarterback had an efficient, if not spectacular game, throwing for 258 yards and rushing for two first-quarter touchdowns — and another in the fourth — that put Penn State in a hole it didn’ (read more)
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2014:09:27 13:08:55 It’s time to worry about Christian Hackenberg. Forget the fact Saturday, a 29-6 loss to Northwestern, was nothing short of a defeat that even those who conceded Penn State should have been on upset alert against the Wildcats had to admit was stunning in its scope. (read more)
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2014:09:27 13:10:24 STATE COLLEGE — Nyeem Wartman has battled injury as much as he has opponents, it seems, during his brief career at Penn State. (read more)
UNIVERSITY PARK — Trevor Siemian ran for three touchdowns and passed for 258 yards to lead Northwestern past Penn State, 29-6, on Saturday. (read more)
The last thing a big-time college football coach wants to hear on a teleconference is dead air. This week, Pat Fitzgerald got it. His weekly spot on the Big Ten coaches teleconference barely lasted four minutes. (read more)
Photo: Nabil K. Mark/AP, License: N/A Bob Shoop’s first prediction, at the time, seemed to be his wackiest. He sat in front of a media horde in early August, previewing with them his first season as Penn State’s defensive coordinator. (read more)
Photo: Gene J. Puskar/AP, License: N/A, Created: 2014:08:04 14:25:33 Last season, Nyeem Wartman admittedly was up and down, playing well some weeks and struggling during others. Even before he took the field to start his second full season at Penn State, the Valley View graduate seemed to know it would be different this ti (read more)
STATE COLLEGE — He was the man in the middle of the Penn State defense that stuffed rushing attempt after rushing attempt and dropped Massachusetts quarterback Blake Frohnapfel three times Saturday at Beaver Stadium. (read more)
Game Balls OFFENSE RG Derek Dowrey, Penn State The converted defensive tackle made his first start at right guard for the Nittany Lions and helped pave the way for a rushing attack that ran for 228 yards, five touchdowns and a 5.1 yards per carry average. (read more)
STATE COLLEGE — Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak rushed for a pair of touchdowns each, Christian Hackenberg threw for 179 yards and Penn State defeated Massachusetts, 48-7, on Saturday. Penn State (4-0), which needed late-game drives to win two of its first th (read more)
Asked how well his fledgling offensive line matches up against Penn State’s defensive line, Mark Whipple minced no words. (read more)
Photo: THOMAS KENDALL/THOM KENDALL FOR UMASS ATHLETICS, License: N/A, Created: 2014:06:12 14:16:19 Matt Connelly competed in the same arena as Eugene Lewis just once, and maybe it’s ironic that the arena wasn’t a football field. It came a few years back at a three-on-three basketball tournament at Meyers High School. (read more)