Found September 15, 2012 on
The Pass Rush:
NAVY (+7) at Penn State: Too many reasons not to take a chance on Navy in this great spot. First, PSU comes off a heartbreaking loss to Virginia last week. A game they should have won as they benefitted from four Virginia turnovers, but missed four field goals. Second, Navy comes off a bye after playing pretty poorly in Ireland verse ND two weeks ago. Third, PSU is still a depleted football team and facing that triple option of Navy would not be easy for any team. I look for Navy to ground and pound PSU early, which should lead to very close game. Finally, you have to wonder where PSU is mentally after the crazy off-season, a tough loss at home during week 1, and a heartbreaking loss in week 2. Even for a good football team this would be a tough spot. Play 2 units on Navy (+7). Play 1 unit on Navy (+225).
ALABAMA (-20) at Arkansas. Arkansas comes off a very embarrasing loss last week to ULM. Arkansas was ranked in the top 10 and probably had outside hopes of playing in a meaningful bowl game. Now all hope of that is gone so you have to wonder where this team will be mentally when facing arguably the best team in the country. Second, rumors have it that Arkansas’ starting QB will not start. A second string QB against this Alabama defense can only smell trouble. This is pretty much a no brainer. Alabama can simply name the score in this one. Play on Ala for 2 units.
ULM vs AUBURN (-15.5). Basically see above. ULM comes off their best win in school history. I am sure every player on the team lived the high life this week, including the coaching staff. Now they are expected to go back on the road and face another SEC powerhouse in Auburn. I know this is a big number and Auburn has not looked that impressive, but this is the spot for them to go out and turn their season around. Lay the points. Play on Auburn for 1 unit.
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A group of alumni and others with ties to Penn State is finding a lot to criticize in the Freeh report that detailed the university's response to allegations that an assistant coach was behaving inappropriately with children.
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There is something special about a military fly over, and to me it never gets old. Penn State is observing military appreciation day as they host Navy this afternoon, and to add to the fanfare a pre-game military flyover was scheduled at the end of the Blue Band's performance of the National Anthem.
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A win – that’s what this Penn State football team needs more than anything else.
There has been a lot of talk about improving – improving in the second half, improving on third down defense, improving in the red zone. All of that would be wonderful, but what this team needs to do is win Saturday against Navy. It doesn’t matter how ugly it is, a victory is of the utmost...
I don’t want to say we’re being purposely misled by media coverage of Penn State’s football team in the wake of NCAA sanctions, but Thursday’s report that Penn State was losing its backup kicker was reported with this lede: “Penn State lost its 13th player since the football program was hit with NCAA sanctions this summer in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal when...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.— Matt McGloin had been waiting to make this call.
The seconds were ticking down in Penn State's 34-7 win Saturday over Navy, so the senior quarterback got teammates Jordan Hill and Gerald Hodges to sneak up behind rookie head coach Bill O'Brien to douse him with a bucket of water.
Two former Penn State administrators facing charges related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal are seeking to be tried separately.
Defense lawyers asked a Dauphin County judge on Monday to split the criminal cases against former athletic director Tim Curley and retired vice president Gary Schultz.
Curley and Schultz are charged with failing to report suspected child...
Navy visits Penn State on Saturday in University Park, Pa. Look inside for game television, radio, internet, twitter, live stats, game notes and more.
When the sun rose over Mount Nittany on Saturday morning, it had been 10 torturous months since Penn State last won a football game, and even longer since the Nittany Lions emerged victorious from Beaver Stadium.
Granted, in college football, 10 months isn't all that long. Not with an eight-month offseason, anyway. But for most in and around the Penn State program, the wait...
St. John's College (Washington, D.C.) class of 2014 cornerback Omar Truitt took in Penn State's win against Navy on Saturday, and he spoke to FOXSportsNEXT about what he called a "perfect" day. He also explained what the staff is saying about an offer.
Penn State football's new era has cleared another hurdle.
The 34-7 win over Navy was the first victory for rookie coach Bill O'Brien. It was also the first win since the NCAA slammed the school with strict sanctions in July.
Linebacker Michael Mauti led the defense with 12 tackles. He says the win moves Penn State (1-2) another ''page forward'' and gives...
Penn State beats up on Navy for the first victory under its new head coach and since NCAA sanctions were leveled against the program.
Penn State is facing a service academy for the first time in 33 years. See how the clash with Navy is stacking up by the numbers.
The good, the bad and not much ugly from Penn State's win over the Midshipmen at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Matt McGloin threw for 231 yards and four touchdowns and Penn State overwhelmed Navy in a 34-7 win Saturday for rookie coach Bill O'Brien's first career victory.
Who made the grade and who came up short as the Nittany Lions clocked the Midshipmen? We let you know right here.