BALTIMORE (AP) — New England rookie receiver N'Keal Harry has been placed on the inactive list for Sunday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trace McSorley will be too valuable for special teams with performances like this.
The rookie quarterback threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for a score,...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens-Philadelphia Eagles game has been delayed because of lightning with 11:43 left in the fourth quarter.
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both.
The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with...
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens focused on their run-first offense on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, selecting speedy running back Justice Hill and guard Ben Powers in the...
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Tommy Stevens knows all about waiting his turn, so the fact that Penn State's prospective starting quarterback couldn't do much during spring practice was nothing...
Citrus Bowl: No. 13 Penn State (9-3) vs. No. 16 Kentucky (9-3), Tuesday, 1 p.m. Eastern (ABC)
NEW YORK (AP) — Clemson star defensive tackle Christian Wilkins won the William V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night, an award honoring college football's top scholar-athlete.
Wilkins earned a degree in communications last year, becoming the first scholarship football player from Clemson to graduate in 2½ years. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in athletic leadership.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Just before he ran out of the Beaver Stadium tunnel for the last time, Trace McSorley gathered his teammates and made a promise he probably didn't have to make.
"I just said, 'I promise you guys that I'm going to leave everything out there today,'" McSorley said following No. 15 Penn State's 38-3 victory over Maryland on Saturday.
But they've already come to expect that from No. 9 — the program's winningest quarterback.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin values well-roundedness at quarterback. Proven history at a high level helps, too. Needless to say, he's not eager to say goodbye to Trace McSorley.
The three-year starter helped raise the bar at Penn State, where he's delivered wins and seized accolades and records.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Trace McSorley became the winningest quarterback in Penn State history with a lot of help from his friends.
McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday, sending the Scarlet Knights to their 10th straight loss.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley will be chasing another school record and the No. 16 Nittany Lions can put themselves in position for a New Year's Day bowl when they visit Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights' final home game of an awful season.
McSorley will become the winningest quarterback in Penn State history if the Nittany Lions (7-3, 4-3 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) send Rutgers (1-9, 0-7) to its 10th straight loss on Saturday.
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.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season.
The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have hit a wall with Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) up next.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins and Notre Dame linebacker Drue Tranquill are among the 13 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to college football's top scholar-athlete.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley visited the injury tent. Not much in there, he said. Just a table for him to sit on while his right knee was being checked out in the second quarter of Penn State's game against Iowa.
"It's kind of cramped," McSorley said.
The senior quarterback, barely 6-feet tall and 200 pounds but able to carry Penn State's offense, has started 35 straight games and only has two more left at Beaver Stadium. He was not about to sit out the second half of this one.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley missed two series against No. 18 Iowa with an apparent right leg injury after being sacked in the second quarter Saturday.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trace McSorley and No. 18 Penn State kept it simple to snap a two-game losing streak.
"We just took what was there," McSorley said.
McSorley passed for 220 yards, ran for 107 and had a hand in three touchdowns in Penn State's 33-28 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
Penn State (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) rallied after Indiana (4-4, 1-4) took a 21-20 lead in the third quarter on Steve Scott's 3-yard touchdown run.
No. 18 Penn State (4-2, 1-2 Big Ten) at Indiana (4-3, 1-3), 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC).
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A bye week allowed Penn State players to watch more film on their upcoming opponent, but all viewings showed the same thing: Michigan State stuffs the run and makes teams one dimensional.
"These guys are giving up 33 yards per game running," Penn State coach James Franklin said. "And I think the mistake you make is when you're playing a team like that is that you abort the run and go all pass."
Michigan State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) at No. 8 Penn State (4-1, 1-1), 3:30 p.m. ET (BTN).
Line: Penn State by 13½.
Series record: Michigan State leads 16-15-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Last year Penn State followed up a loss to Ohio State with a last-second loss to Michigan State. The Nittany Lions look to avoid a repeat this year. It will help to be home this time. The Spartans can jump back into the Top 25 with a win after a road loss to Northwestern knocked them from the rankings.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Brent Stockstill threw for 317 yards and two scores, going over 10,000 career yards passing, and Middle Tennessee beat Marshall 34-24 on Friday night.
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."
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The largest crowd in Beaver Stadium history, a sparkling whiteout, was rocking. Penn State and its dynamic and gritty quarterback Trace McSorley had Ohio State reeling midway through the fourth quarter.
And then just like that, everything changed, and for the second year in a row the Buckeyes swiped victory away from the Nittany Lions in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses.
Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
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.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 10 Penn State brings its high-powered offense to Illinois on Friday night, heavily favored against a young Illini team that is off to an encouraging start.
The Nittany Lions (3-0) are a 27-point favorite, not exactly a new situation for an Illini team that is used to being the underdog. But Illinois (2-1) nearly upset South Florida last week and shows little fear going into the Big Ten opener for both teams.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has some advice for young quarterbacks looking for study tips.
Watch Trace McSorley.
One of the most decorated quarterbacks in program history, McSorley accounted for five touchdowns in No. 11 Penn State's 63-10 rout of Kent State on Saturday.
The senior became the Nittany Lions' career leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and just the second Penn State quarterback to rush for 1,000 career yards.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The future of the rivalry between No. 13 Penn State and Pittsburgh is uncertain.
There is no question about the present. The Nittany Lions have separated themselves from the Panthers. And the gap appears to be widening. Quickly.
Trace McSorley threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to erase the memories of a painful 2016 loss and Penn State overwhelmed Pitt 51-6 on Saturday night.
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.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley sported a different look at No. 10 Penn State's practice this week. Otherwise, it was the same McSorley that the Nittany Lions have come to expect.
Wearing a clear visor for the first time, the Penn State quarterback burned the scout team defense in red zone 11-on-11 work to cap Wednesday's part of open practice. A dart over the middle for a 15-yard score preceded a pinpoint back-shoulder pass to Juwan Johnson just inside the pylon.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin knows Penn State is facing more uncertainty this season than the last two, when the Nittany Lions quickly matured into one of the best teams in the country.
Entering his fifth season in Happy Valley, Franklin is confident that some new faces will step in and help Penn State sustain its re-established championship form.
"We've got a good-looking football team," Franklin said. "We're athletic. We're inexperienced, but we're talented."
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley holds numerous Penn State passing records and will have more chances to add to his legacy with co-stars Saquon Barkley and Mike Gesicki gone.
But finding go-to teammates that can replace Barkley's and Gesicki's production — nearly 40 percent of the offense since 2015 — didn't top McSorley's priority list during spring practice. Instead, he spent the last month reminding his teammates on the offensive side of the ball that they still have plenty to prove.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Converting on third downs had been a sore spot at Penn State, so coach James Franklin made it a point of emphasis in spring ball and fall camp.
The Nittany Lions kept working at it during the season and kept getting better, peaking at the perfect time.
Trace McSorley threw for 342 yards and had both of his touchdown passes to DaeSean Hamilton on third-down plays, helping No. 9 Penn State outlast No. 12 Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 9 Penn State's dismantling of what had been an elite Washington defense in the Fiesta Bowl came down to the Huskies' inability to stop the Nittany Lions on third down with any regularity, and the play of Nittany Lions quarterback Trace McSorley.
McSorley picked apart the 11th-ranked Huskies with his arm, passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 60 yards Saturday in the Penn State's 35-28 victory.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Penn State and Washington had national-title aspirations dashed with midseason losses.
Both teams shook off those losses to reach the Fiesta Bowl, giving the big game in the desert another marquee match-up.
Penn State's yard-churning rushing offense against Washington's stingy defense. The Huskies' high-scoring offense against the Nittany Lions' low-scoring defense.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — No. 9 Penn State (10-2) vs. No. 12 Washington (10-2), Dec. 30, 4 p.m. EST
Line: Penn State by 2 1/2
Series Record: Penn State leads 2-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Two teams that were early-season contenders for a national title look to close out an 11th win on the season and earn a major bowl title.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Penn State finished its regular season with a third straight blowout and the satisfying feeling that comes with playing exceptionally well before bowl bids are announced.
"We're trending in the right direction right now," coach James Franklin said after the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions breezed past Maryland 66-3 on Saturday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — It's been 24 years since Penn State played a football game at the University of Maryland, yet quarterback Trace McSorley will feel right at home Saturday when the 12th-ranked Nittany Lions wrap up the regular season against the Terrapins.
McSorley starred for Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, before heading north to Penn State.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Still a junior, Penn State's Saquon Barkley wasn't included Saturday in the Senior Day festivities even though it might've been his final game in Happy Valley, too.
If Penn State's 56-44 victory over Nebraska was indeed it for Barkley — who'll be coveted by the NFL should he decide to forego his senior season — the Heisman Trophy candidate put on a memorable performance.
Nebraska (4-6, 3-4 Big Ten) at No. 13 Penn State (8-2, 5-2, CFP No. 10), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Penn State by 26.
Series record: Nebraska leads 9-7.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Penn State can snap a three-game skid to Nebraska since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. The Nittany Lions are also still vying for a New Year's Six bowl game while the Cornhuskers need to win out to become bowl eligible.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Coach James Franklin saw Saturday's game against Rutgers as an opportunity to bounce back from a tough, two-loss stretch that all but ended Penn State's chance to play for a national championship.
It took a little longer than Franklin would have liked for the No. 16 Nittany Lions to rediscover the tools they used to dominate opponents in the first half of the season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With his team trailing by five points late in the fourth quarter, Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard tore into the Penn State backfield and tackled Trace McSorley and Saquon Barkley at the same time in one big group hug.