Eagles draft all about offense
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scoring more points matters most to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles took offensive players with four of their five picks in the NFL draft, passing up needs on defense...
Eagles get Miles Sanders and JJ Arcega-Whiteside
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles loaded up on offense in a draft filled with defensive talent.
Hoping to bolster a unit that was 18th in scoring last season, the Eagles selected...
Citrus Bowl Matchup
No. 16 Kentucky (9-3, SEC) vs No. 13 Penn State (9-3, Big Ten), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Orlando, Florida
Kentucky: QB Terry Wilson, 1,763 yards passing, 11 touchdowns.
Penn State: RB Miles Sanders, 1,223 yards rushing, nine touchdowns.
McSorley matches wins mark, No. 21 Penn State tops Wisconsin
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley and Penn State went back to a familiar formula Saturday — a steady diet of elusive Miles Sanders.
The resurgent running game put the Nittany Lions offense back on track, and got McSorley a milestone victory, too.
Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, McSorley matched Todd Blackledge's program record with his 29th win at quarterback and No. 21 Penn State beat Wisconsin 22-10.
No. 18 Penn State hopes to snap 2-game skid against Indiana
No. 18 Penn State (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) at Indiana (4-3, 1-3), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
Penn State’s Rahne takes responsibility for failed 4th-and-5
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne took responsibility Monday for calling the failed fourth-and-5 running play on the Nittany Lions' final drive against Ohio State, saying "ultimately I didn't give our guys the best chance to succeed."
Franklin says Penn State has work to do to be elite program
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has enjoyed a striking turnaround since an embarrassing reality-check loss at Ann Arbor two seasons ago.
But the feel-good era, which saw the Nittany Lions win 24 of 27 games, a Big Ten championship in 2016, and come close to the College Football Playoff each of the last two years, is over now.
"We kind of needed this to humble ourselves," running back Miles Sanders said after Penn State's 27-26 loss to Ohio State on Saturday.
Stage set for another thriller between Ohio St, Penn St
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
No. 9 Penn State’s offensive line now powering Nittany Lions
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Miles Sanders has always heaped praise on the big men blocking for him, and the Penn State running back has found himself doing so more and more lately.
As No. 9 Penn State's offensive linemen have piled up pancake blocks, Sanders has racked up yards and touchdowns. Together, they're powering one of the country's most consistently explosive rushing attacks.
Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown.
That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too.
Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and the Nittany Lions scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night.
No. 11 Penn State set for matchup with Kent State from MAC
Kent State (1-1) at No. 11 Penn State (2-0), noon ET (FS1).
Line: Penn State by 35.
Series record: Penn State leads 5-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Penn State gets its final nonconference tuneup against a team it's beaten by an average of 23 points per game over five meetings before its first Friday night Big Ten opener on the road against Illinois. Kent State is 0-15 against Big Ten teams and hasn't beaten an AP Top 25 squad since 2012 against Rutgers, then in the Big East, 35-23.
No. 10 Nittany Lions edge Appalachian State 45-38 in OT
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — After squandering a 14-point, fourth-quarter lead to a program with a history of being a giant killer, things grew tense in Happy Valley.
Not for Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.
The Heisman Trophy hopeful led a game-tying drive with less than a minute to go to force overtime and No. 10 Penn State rebounded to hold off Appalachian State 45-38 exactly 11 years after the Mountaineers stunned Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history.
Penn State: With Barkley’s Future Uncertain, Sanders Era Looking To Dawn
When the going got tough for Penn State in the Iowa City night back in September, Miles Sanders knew for as big a talent as he is, he likely wasn’t going to be asked to bail the Nittany Lions out of the biggest challenge they had faced all season to that point.
‘Humbled’ Woodland Hills product Miles Sanders learns as he waits turn at Penn State
UNIVERSITY PARK — Miles Sanders, sitting in the Beaver Stadium media room chair often reserved for Saquon Barkley, smiled through the clicks and flashing lights.
"I'm sorry," Sanders said softly at last week's Fiesta Bowl media day. "I'm nervous right now with all these cameras."
But Sanders, a Woodland Hills graduate, knows he will have to get used to it.
Quarterback: Not sure there’s much to complain about with Trace McSorley’s play lately. He led the Nittany Lions with 44 rushing yards, then completed 16 of 21 throws for 214 yards. He accounted for three touchdowns and calmly got Penn State on track after a slow start. GRADE: A- Running back: Saquon Barkley had his big moments, as he always seems to have. He also scored two touchdowns, which he always seems to get. But he gained just 35 yards on 14 carries, with little room most plays. Early on...
Big second half helps No. 24 Nittany Lions romp
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Saquon Barkley ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw three scoring passes, and No. 24 Penn State used a 24-point third quarter as the centerpiece of its 62-24 victory against Purdue on Saturday.
The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) converted an interception, a fumbled punt and a failed onside kick into third-quarter touchdowns on their way to a fourth consecutive victory, They snapped a seven-game road losing streak dating to 2014.