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Penn State's running-back-by-committee approach working

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Dressed in warm-up gear on Saturday, Saquon Barkley jogged lightly down the Beaver Stadium sideline to test the right ankle he injured three weeks ago in nearly the exact same spot. But something wasn't right. When the Penn State running back emerged from the tunnel two hours later, he was still dressed in street clothes. And although head coach James Franklin...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penn State 20, Army 14: Defense holds on for ugly win

Winning isn’t always pretty, and maybe that’s OK Quick Hits Penn State plays without Akeel Lynch and Saquon Barkley Defense forces three turnovers for third straight week Penn State 4-0 in Beaver Stadium for first time since 2008 Penn State’s defense had to be up to the task physically and mentally against Army. Safe to say the defense passed the test presented by the Black...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State: 1/3 season grades

When you were in school, every quarter of the year you got a report card with grades on it telling you how good you did in every subject. Well here’s my first quarter grades for the Nittany Lions. Offense Let’s start with QB Christain  Hackenberg. The signal caller had a rough game to start the season against Temple, getting sacked 10 times and throwing an interception with...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State running backs Barkley, Lynch could return

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State coach James Franklin says he does not believe injuries to his top two running backs will end their seasons. Saquon Barkley and Akeel Lynch were both hurt in the second quarter of Penn State's 37-21 win over San Diego State on Saturday. They are questionable for this week against Army. Franklin said Tuesday he anticipates getting them back, but...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Cup of Joe: Bowl projectors have Penn State heading to Music City Bowl

There are worse places in the country to go than Nashville… like Detroit Penn State is 3-1 after picking up a third consecutive victory over the weekend against San Diego State. The win came at a cost with injuries mounting up. Among the players injured in the game were running backs Akeel Lynch and Saquon Barkley. Lynch’s injury looked to be the more serious of the two, as...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State running game a group effort

The Penn State running game has busted out the past two weeks, and there are many who can take credit.  First, of course, is an offensive line that could be stabilizing after a disastrous opening week performance against Temple that included 10 Owls sacks.  Then there is the sheer variety of players who have gotten in on the act of carrying the ball.  While true freshman Saquon...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State review #3: Rutgers

Penn State hosted its first B1G opponent of the year last night in Rutgers, and here’s how it went: 0 sacks allowed 330 rushing yards 28 points on the board In other words.. It was a pretty good night to be a Nittany Lion and the Stripe out was pretty cool. The offense manufactured four scoring drives, all rushing scores (2 by Barkley, 1 by Lynch, 1 by Thompkins). The defense was...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshmen to keep an eye on

Penn State is coming off one of its best recruiting classes in recent memory, and some of those guys are ready to make an impact. Wide receivers Brandon Polk and Juwan Johnson will not be redshirted and will add to an already very deep unit. Polk was one of the fastest players in his recruiting class, while Johnson is a big target at 6’4 213. The two will likely only see playing...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Freshman looking to make impact at running back for Penn State

Penn State appears set to have Akeel Lynch as its starting tailback this fall, but such a demanding position generally demands multiple contributors.  Never can a college football team have too many weapons, either, which is why Saquon Barkley has high hopes for getting heavily involved as a true freshman.  PSU strength and conditioning coach Dwight Galt told the Allentown Morning...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

PSU Players Akeel Lynch, Adam Breneman Have A Message For The Naysayers

Saturday night, Penn State played in its first postseason game in three years, defeating Boston College in a wild Pinstripe Bowl that went into overtime. It was an emotional victory for the Nittany Lions’ players, who, through no fault of their own, were forced to deal with a multi-year bowl ban and reduced scholarships as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  After the game...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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