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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 them momentum again.
Fellow senior Michael Zordich, who ran for 50 yards on 11 carries, presented O'Brien with a game ball in the locker room.
O'Brien says the win gives the team confidence in the new coaching staff and the changes he has instituted.
He told his players to celebrate Saturday night before re-focusing Sunday on the next foe, Temple.
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Navy visits Penn State on Saturday in University Park, Pa. Look inside for game television, radio, internet, twitter, live stats, game notes and more.
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.
Navy fell to Penn State 34-7 on Saturday afternoon. GoMids.com grades every aspect of the Mids performance against the Nittany Lions.
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...
Penn State beats up on Navy for the first victory under its new head coach and since NCAA sanctions were leveled against the program.
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Ted Roof's charges came up big in Penn State's easy victory over the Midshipmen Saturday. The unit forced four more turnovers and improve on third downs.
Two former Penn State administrators facing charges related to
the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal are seeking to be tried
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach who
in June was convicted of 45 counts of sex abuse against boys, is
scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9.
There's little doubt former Penn State assistant football coach
Jerry Sandusky faces a long prison sentence. In a few weeks, he'll
find out just how long.