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Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

#B1G Co-Freshman of Week are QB J.T. Barrett of @OhioStAthletics & WR DaeSean Hamilton of @PennStateFball. pic.twitter.com/GmBZUuoDxw — Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 1, 2014
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Penn State kicker Sam Ficken wins Big Ten Player of the Week honor

The #B1G Special Teams POW is K Sam Ficken of @PennStateFball – 4 FGs, including game-winner against UCF. pic.twitter.com/qWXYrGIIxW — Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 1, 2014
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Penn State 26, UCF 24: Oh, Sammy Boy

Penn State’s flight home across the Atlantic Ocean was likely a smooth one. You can thank kicker Sam Ficken for that one. Ficken successfully kicked all four of his field goal attempts on the pitch in Dublin, Ireland, and Penn State needed every one of those 12 points to get past UCF in the Croke Park Classic. Ficken’s fourth field goal was a game-winning field goal as time expired...
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Hackenberg, Ficken Lead Penn State to Emotional Win

The James Franklin era got off to a blast on Saturday afternoon (Ireland Standard Time). The Penn State Nittany Lions completed the upset over the University of Central Florida as time expired thanks to a 36-year old field goal from Sam Ficken, who went 4-4 on the day. A crowd of 55,000-strong showed up at Croke Park Stadium, approximately 15,000 of whom were Penn State fans. For...
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Skydiver with UCF-Penn State game ball landed outside stadium (Video)

Penn State and UCF got their 2014 football seasons underway on Saturday across the Atlantic Ocean in Dublin, Ireland. Not surprisingly, there were pregame festivities at Croke Park Stadium, which included skydivers representing both teams delivering game balls. As we can see above, Penn State’s skydiver did what we have come to expect in such […]
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VIDEO: James Franklin and Sam Ficken Celebrate For Penn State

The James Franklin era began in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, and the Nittany Lions’ new coach was able to celebrate a last-play win over the UCF Knights. His kicker, Sam Ficken, was straight and true on a field goal at the final gun. Here was the moment coach and kicker shared together, at 0:26 of this clip: Video courtesy of Blue and White Illustrated
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VIDEO: James Franklin and Sam Ficken Celebrate For Penn State

The James Franklin era began in Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, and the Nittany Lions’ new coach was able to celebrate a last-play win over the UCF Knights. His kicker, Sam Ficken, was straight and true on a field goal at the final gun. Here was the moment coach and kicker shared together, at 0:26 of this clip: Video courtesy of Blue and White Illustrated
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Skydiver Misses Landing Prior to Penn State-UCF Game

Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-...
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Penn State, Christian Hackenberg have plenty to work on despite win over UCF

Penn State went to Ireland and had itself one memorable experience, but despite the last-second 26-24 win over UCF it left a lot of questions still to be answered. Such is the nature of a debut game from a head coach and such is the nature of playing a good opponent in said opening game. Some will point to sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg as a major reason for victory,...
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Read and React: Christian Hackenberg, Sam Ficken Save the Day for Penn State in Dublin

Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions...
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PSU’s Sam Ficken field goal beats UCF: Video

This was a good game, we thought UCF just led themselves to a game winning touchdown drive, but Penn State had other plans. With three seconds Sam Ficken made the game winning field goal. Penn State won 26-24 in a week 1 thriller.
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Penn State defeats UCF in Croke Park Classic

Dublin Ireland: On Saturday August 30 from Dublin Irelando the start of the College Football season began as Penn State took on University of Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic. This game marked the debut of new Penn State head coach James Franklin. The game was broadcasted on ESPN2 with Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham and […]
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James Franklin Says Penn State Will Party All The Way Back To The United States After Beating Central Florida

The first college football Saturday of the year got off to an early start, as Penn State and Central Florida squared off in Dublin, Ireland at 8:30 a.m. ET today. The Nittany Lions upended the Knights, 26-24, in what was a hard fought and dramatic game. Penn State won on a field goal by kicker Sam Ficken, who drilled a 36 yard field goal as time expired. After the game, Nittany Lions...
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Penn State sinks last-second FG to dodge UCF in Dublin, 26-24

DUBLIN (AP) -- Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland. Behind a comeback led by second-half replacement quarterback Justin Holman, the Knights appeared to have scored their own unlikely come-from-behind victory when Holman scored on a...
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Penn State Beats UCF With Last Second Field Goal (VIDEO)

Penn State started the college football season with a BANG! After a crazy back and forth game between Penn State and UCF, Penn State came through with the win. With about 3 seconds left on the clock, kicker Sam Ficken went for the field goal from 30 yards and sent PSU into the win. Kicken with Ficken! College Football is OFFICIALLY underway! Rejoice! (BSO) The post Penn State...
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Penn State Beats UCF on Last Second FG (Video)

The Penn State Nittany Lions won James Franklin’s debut as head coach despite his play calling.  
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Penn State's Geno Lewis with the circus bounce catch of the Holiday

Penn State's Geno Lewis with the circus bounce catch of the Holiday, 41 yds to the UCF 23 late in the 4th. [Joey Aguilar]PSU downs UCF 26-24.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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Penn State’s Geno Lewis Makes Incredible Catch (Video)

Penn State played a heck of a ball game with UCF in Ireland and here’s one reason to prove it. Check out this play by Geno Lewis: The Amazing catch by Penn State Geno Lewis in 4th Quarter vs UCF http://t.co/vfut8T9r2g #PennState #UCF #PSUvsUCF — Philly Sports Live (@PhillySportLive) August 30, 2014   The post Penn State’s Geno Lewis Makes Incredible Catch (Video) appeared...
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Penn State Beats UCF on Last Second FG (Video)

Crazy back and forth game that ended with this kick with no time on the clock.
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UCF’s Justin Holman Makes Game-Saving Catch Against Penn State

On 4th and 10 with less than two minutes remaining, UCF’s Justin Holman made a terrific catch to keep the game alive. The play after the catch, UCF would go on to score and take a one point lead over Penn State with the extra point. UCF UCF UCF http://t.co/b0gWgvCabH — SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) […] The post UCF’s Justin Holman Makes Game-Saving Catch Against Penn State...
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Penn State’s Geno Lewis Makes Awesome Tip Catch

Catch of the Year so far in College Football. Well done, Geno Lewis. [Vine] The post Penn State’s Geno Lewis Makes Awesome Tip Catch appeared first on Diehardsport.
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UCF Skydiver Completely Misses The Stadium Before Game In Ireland

Penn State and UCF are kicking off their college football season in with the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday morning. The two teams attempted to kick off the 2014 campaign by each having a representative skydive into the stadium and land on the field…but it didn’t go so well for UCF’s guy. To make matters even funnier, that diver had the game ball and was...
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UCF Skydiver Misses Stadium During Pregame Show (Video)

This didn’t go according to plan. The skydiver parachuting into Croke Park for the Penn State vs UCF game in Dublin completely missed the stadium. That’s a fail.
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Penn State Nittany Lions at UCF Knights: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The 2014 NCAA Football season gets underway for just about everyone on Saturday. One of the earlier games worth watching will be the contest between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the UCF Knights. Penn State will hit the road to take on UCF at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Coverage of this game can be found on ESPN2 and WatchESPN beginning at 8:30 am ET. The Odds: The...
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Penn State Nittany Lions football: Predicting the 2014 schedule

It feels like every year is a new beginning around the Penn State program over last half a decade. After just two seasons in Happy Valley head coach Bill O’Brien took off for the greener pastures of the NFL, and Penn State went out and got the hottest name in college football coaching — James Franklin, formerly of Vanderbilt. Since arriving on campus the energy level around the...
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