Posted October 24, 2011 on
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; - Linebacker Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro, N.J.) has earned his first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor after a dominating performance to lead the Penn State defense in a 34-24 win at Northwestern last Saturday.
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Penn State running back Silas Redd is your Big Ten leader in rushing, although he does have a game or two in hand over the rest of the contenders, but it is clear that Penn State has turned to Redd much more in October and have benefitted from it. But take a look at the teams he has put up some solid numbers againstâ€...
LB Gerald Hodges and Penn State teammates talk about his interception and not-as-long-as-it-might-have-been return vs. Northwestern.
A preseason hit still has Joe Paterno sore, while the Penn State quarterback job remains open even after a solid outing last week from Matt McGloin.
Yet through all the drama, the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions (7-1, 4-0 Big Ten) find themselves in an enviable position two months into the season: alone in first place in the Leaders Division heading into Saturday's game against Illinois...
Oct 29, 3:30 PM | Grass of Beaver Stadium
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Penn State Nittany Lions Odds
The Nittany Lions will do battle with the visiting Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of bettors who back them.
The Nittany Lions sport records of 7-1 and 2-6 ATS heading into this matchup, while...
With a 7-1 record, Penn State's report card for the second trimester is looking fairly good (as always, grades are cumulative):
OFFENSEQuarterbacks: C+.Matt McGloin has good stats and has separated himself from Rob Bolden. But can McGloin, who still gambles a bit too much, do the job against the tougher competition coming up? Bolden desperately needs a good game to regain his...
Penn Stateâ€™s defense made the adjustments they needed to make as Penn State pulled away fromÂ NorthwesternSaturday night. Penn State shut out the Wildcats in the second half after taking a 27-24 lead in to halftime. The win wasÂ Joe Paternoâ€™s 408th career win, moving him in to a tie with Eddie Robinson for second most all-time.
Penn State finally used one quarterback on offense...
Mark Brennan and the Nitwits crew review Penn State football's win over Northwestern and preview this week's conference showdown with Illinois. Watch The Nitwits here.
Penn State's Big Ten Leaders Division clash against Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 29 will kick at 3:30 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The ABC regional telecast will air nationally on ESPN2 outside of the ABC coverage area. The contest also will air on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
Illinois travels to Penn State this Saturday, Oct. 29, to face the No. 21/19 Nittany Lions (3:30 pm ET/2:30 pm CT, ABC/ESPN2). Gameday Central | Printable ILL-PSU Notes |
"Well, again I would like to thank our great fans for coming out here tonight. We had great support tonight--especially with our great students. On Homecoming, it's great to see a ton of alumni back here for the last couple of days. It was great to see [Homecoming Grand Marshal and Saturday Night Live writer] Seth [Meyers].
Illinois' game at Penn State on Oct. 29 will be at 3:30 pm EDT/2:30 CDT and will be nationally televised on ABC (ESPN2 in some markets). Full Schedule |
This time last season the Penn State Lady Lions were coming off a 17-14 (8-10) record and a sixth place finish in the Big Ten. What a difference a year makes.