STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford considers himself a good communicator, but he's found connecting with his younger teammates to be a bit tougher this spring.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Arkansas football is on the rise.
KJ Jefferson picked up 104 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half and threw for 90 more to lead No. 22 Arkansas past Penn State 24-10 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday.
Outback Bowl: Penn State (7-5) against No. 22 Arkansas (8-4), Jan. 1, 12 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2).
Line: Arkansas by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State was unfazed by injuries, illness, snowy conditions and an embarrassing loss the previous week.
The Spartans put all that behind them and finished the regular season on a high note.
Penn State (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) at No. 12 Michigan State (9-2, 6-2, No. 12 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 EST (ABC).
Line: Penn State by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Veilleux used the biggest opportunity of his young college career to make up for a lost time on Saturday.
Penn State’s freshman quarterback, who was out of football a year ago when his high school canceled the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, stepped in for an ailing Sean Clifford and shook off the rust.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Quarterback Sean Clifford used to run a lot, but that’s not really part of Penn State’s game plan these days.
At this point in the season, with three games left, the No.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jahan Dotson put on quite a show for the family members who came to see him play.
Afterward, he was a little overwhelmed just talking about it.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford, Iowa State All-America tight end Charlie Kolar and Michigan star defensive end Aidan Hutchinson are among 13 finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Casey Washington caught a 2-point conversion pass from Brandon Peters to end the first nine-overtime game in NCAA history and lift Illinois over No. 7 Penn State 20-18 on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin originally planned to practice with two quarterbacks this week, neither named Sean Clifford.
But the third-year starter, who is nursing an unspecified upper body injury, participated with some passes.
Illinois (2-5, 1-3 Big Ten) at No. 7 Penn State (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ABC).
Line: Penn State by 23 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Since quarterback Sean Clifford arrived on campus, Penn State has never been without his services for an extended period.
Now, with their third-year starter nursing an unspecified upper-body injury, the No.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in victory formation and the emotion was about to spill over as dusk settled over Kinnick Stadium.
Spencer Petras took the last snap, took a knee and took off, apparently thinking he could get off the field before the students and other fans pouring out of the end zone seats could catch him.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions' game against No. 3 Iowa on Saturday.
Clifford was out of uniform on the sideline before the start of the third quarter.
No. 4 Penn State (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) at No. 3 Iowa (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. EDT (Fox).
Line: Iowa by 1 1/2 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 6 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa leads the nation in interceptions, and Penn State features one of the most dynamic passing combinations in Sean Clifford and Jahan Dotson.
How the third-ranked Hawkeyes fare in their showdown with No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defenders get excited when they’re asked to defend short fields these days.
After all, it’s what the No. 4 Nittany Lions (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) do best.
Penn State forced eight punts, two turnovers and blocked a field goal to lift the Nittany Lions to a 24-0 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
—Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh, threw for 403 yards and accounted for six TDs in a 77-7 win over New Hampshire.
—Christian Anderson, Army, ran for 236 yards and a pair of long first-half touchdowns in a 23-10 victory over Miami of Ohio.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin wasn’t that impressed with his team’s latest win.
Sure, the No. 6 Nittany Lions (4-0) might have put up plenty of points and a gaggle of yards in their 38-17 win over Villanova on Saturday, but they did so without the intensity Franklin believes has fueled their eight-game winning streak.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford had plenty of time to bask in the Beaver Stadium atmosphere from the sideline on Saturday.
No. 6 Penn State’s quarterback also could have slipped a few appreciative glances at the sprawling sea of white-clad fans from the pocket if he wanted to.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jaquan Brisker skipped across a field littered with white pom poms and toward a row of Penn State students painted white from head to toe.
The Nittany Lions' star safety had a big smile on his face, and it didn’t fade one bit even as he tripped over a photographer while celebrating a dramatic win on a raucous night in Happy Valley.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford’s confidence has grown with each play this fall, and Penn State’s quarterback is about to get a big ego boost.
It’ll come from the more than 107,000 fans who’ll pack Beaver Stadium on Saturday night for a rare Big Ten-SEC regular-season showdown between the No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When Penn State hired Mike Yurcich to be its new offensive coordinator, the team's backs and receivers were ecstatic.
They knew there likely would be a lot of opportunities for all of them to make plays.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford has spent the better part of five preseasons learning new offenses.
Although Penn State’s quarterback is taking cues from his third offensive coordinator in as many years, and fourth since he arrived on campus, Clifford has plenty of reasons to be hopeful.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Eno Benjamin scored his third touchdown of the game on a 3-yard run with 4:41 remaining, leading Arizona State to a 24-17 victory over No. 15 California on Friday night.
The Golden Bears (4-1, 1-1) lost their perfect record and quarterback Chase Garbers to a right shoulder injury, spoiling their highest ranking in a decade.