Found September 23, 2012 on
Nittany Lions Den:
Don’t look now but the prospects for the 2012 Penn State football season look a lot brighter.
That’s what back-to-back wins will do.
Yes, the wins were over Navy and Temple but tell that to the players, coaches and fans that marched out of Beaver Stadium Saturday. After losing the lead to Ohio in the opener and falling to Virginia in the worst possible way, any win would be a good one.
Combine that with the predictions such as Lee Corso’s, “they’ll be lucky to win three games all year,” and, well, back-to-back wins must feel pretty good.
But it’s more than just the final scores.
Look how this team has played. The Nittany Lions have dominated the last three games. No, they didn’t win at Virginia but they clearly should’ve. They were never threatened by Navy or Temple in games they were anything but perfect.
This team has been dominant while still showing room for improvement – and it would be surprising if it doesn’t continue to improve throughout the season.
The strides ...
BEST OF MAXIM
If the defense provided by the Nittany Lions in Beaver Stadium on Saturday wasn’t enough for you, the Penn Staters in the NFL came through for you on Sunday.
As far as single NFL weeks go, this one was about as good as they get by a single group of alumni.
One linebacker overtook another for the NFL tackles lead. Another moved into second place in turnovers forced in the NFL...
The Good:Matt McGloin led the Penn State Nittany Lions to a .500 record and a two game winning streak to bounce back from a 0-2 start. McGloin threw for 318 yards and a touchdown while completing 67% of his passes. He was able to distribute the ball and spread the field as he connected with nine different Lion receivers. In what McGloin considered to be the best defense he has faced...
Penn State Nittany Lions running back Mike Zordich tried to hurdle over Temple Owls defensive back Vaughn Carraway during Saturday's NCAA football game at Beaver Stadium. It's unlikely that Zordich will be attempting that move again anytime soon after this embarrassing failure.
Zordich was right next to the sideline and could have stepped out of bounds, but suddenly...
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Thursday to return $50,000 in cash to his wife and release their home, which was put up as collateral for $200,000 bail.
His lawyer, Joe Amendola, wants an order directing court officials to release the money and the claim on their home to Dottie Sandusky.
Sandusky, 68, has been in a county jail since his June...
Archbishop Ryan (Philadelphia) linebacker/tight end prospect Connor Golden made his first visit to Penn State this weekend, and he spoke with FOXSportsNEXT about the experience.
Graham Woodward has offers from several mid-major schools.
The Penn State kicker met the media after Saturday's win over the Owls and talked about his "roller coaster" last few weeks. He didn't dodge any questions.
TEMPLE (+7) at Penn State: I took a stand against PSU last week verse Navy and got crushed. At first I thought I would avoid this game, but after analyzing the game and the teams I decided to take a second stand against PSU. PSU has probably played about as well as anyone could have expected. Temple on the other hand has clearly under performed. PSU finally got their first win last...
The Penn State camp talks about the work of the O-line and fullbacks in Saturday's win over Temple.
See Saturday's Beaver Stadium Penn State - Temple clash by the numbers with the game's statistics review here.
The good, the bad and the ugly from Penn State's workmanlike victory over the Owls at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
See how the sophomore wideout scored the first touchdown in Penn State's win over Temple. The Nittany Lions caught the Owls in man coverage on a key wideout and exploited it.
A fullback-driven power running game complements the new passing attack in Penn State's 24-13 victory over the Owls at Beaver Stadium.
Who made the grade and who came up short as the Nittany Lions dispatched the Owls yet again? We let you know in our weekly report card.
Check out our images of the key plays and key players from Penn State's 24-13 win over the Owls. FOS photographer Harvey Levine had it all covered.