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With Bill O’Brien’s first win under his belt, the next objective is to start his first winning streak at the helm of Penn State football.
That begins when the Nittany Lions (1-2) host the Temple Owls (1-1) at noon on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Penn State took down Temple 14-10 last season in Philadelphia and haven’t lost to the Owls since 1941. The Nittany Lions hold a commanding lead in the all-time series at 37-3-1.
But now with Penn State saddled with crippling NCAA sanctions for the next four years, Temple sees an opportunity to strike and break the winless drought. Leading the upset-minded Owls will be senior running back Matt Brown, who helps lead an Owls offensive attack that has put up 77 points through two games for coach Steve Addazio.
However, Temple’s high-octane offense will face something it hasn’t seen this season: Penn State’s defense. The Nittany Lions’ calling card is Michael Mauti’s gang of bruising defenders that have suffocated its last two opponents in Virgini...
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If there’s one thing practice squads are good for — at least to me — it’s that they always give me something to write about. This week, they supplied us with one-and-a-half things!
First off, disappointing news.
Rookie running back Stephfon Green was let go from the Detroit Lions’s squad on Tuesday. The move came two days after the Lions’s fourth-string RB, Joique...
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The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State is one of the worst in NCAA history. Although Sandusky's trial is over, and the Nittany Lions have learned...
Sadly, Jerry Sandusky going to rot in prison, likely for the rest of his life, is not enough for the sickening news that continues to revolve around him. A recent story in the New York Daily News has a former child prostitute implicating the former defensive coordinator of Penn State and convicted sexual predator Sandusky, [...]
The best thing the Penn State community can do in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal is to try to move forward. The cloud created by the mess will loom over State College for quite some time (possibly forever), but unless you’re making an effort to help the victims harping on the past seems senseless.
Naturally, not everyone feels that way. According to the student-run Penn...
Matt McGloin threw for a career-high 318 yards and ran for two short scores, and linebacker Michael Mauti led another strong defensive effort to lead Penn State to a 24-13 win Saturday over Temple.
Allen Robinson added to his torrid start as the Nittany Lions' top receiver with a 41-yard touchdown catch on a fourth-down play in rookie coach Bill O'Brien's new offense...
In the family of Pennsylvania college football, Temple is like Penn State's kid brother. The Owls inch closer each year to ending decades of futility against the Nittany Lions, only to be outmuscled at the end by their in-state foe.
If this is a rivalry, it's decidedly one-sided - though Penn State's adversity-tested players aren't talking like it is.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Matt McGloin threw for a career-high 318 yards and ran for two short scores, and linebacker Michael Mauti led another strong defensive effort to lead Penn State to a 24-13 win Saturday over Temple.