Lion's Den - Penn State

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  1. bravejaf

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    Lion's Den - Penn State

    Penn State Nittany Lions

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    2010-2011 Season Preview

    Overview
    Gone from Penn State is the offensive leader, quarterback Darrell Clark, and some very talented players on defensive side, Jared Odrick, Sean Lee and Navarro Bowman. This year’s Penn State team is very young but it does return a few long time players, HB Evan Royster and OG Stefen Wisnewski. The big question for this season is at quarterback, Kevin Newsome is expected to replace Clark.

    Offense
    Royster will need to carry a heavier load for Penn State this season while Newsome learns the ropes at quarterback. Last season Royster gained over 1,100 yards rushing, a slight drop from his 1,250 the year before. Backing up Evan is speedster Stephfon Greene and Greene will be expected to take some carries at HB to keep Royster fresh. Newsome also has some speed which should help out the team’s rushing attack. What he needs to work on is passing the ball downfield to open up rushing lanes for the backs. The Nittany Lions do have some dangerous targets for Newsome, specifically Derek Moye and Graham Zug. Moye and Zug combined for nearly 1,400 yards. Behind those two players Penn State has an impressive staple of athletes who should help the team stretch the field. Newsome is also inheriting an experienced offensive line led by Wisnewski. The coaches just need to work on determining which players fit best at the different positions along the offensive line.

    Defense
    The linebacker core took a big hit with the loss of Lee and Bowman but this is still Linebacker U. Senior Bani Gbadyu and junior Nathan Stupar are expected to start on the outside but middle linebacker is currently up in the air. Currently senior Chris Colasanti is the expected starter for this group. Behind this group Penn State has some depth at linebacker but recruiting will focus heavily on this area for the 2011 class. Along the line Penn State needs to replace NFL draftee Odrick and Devon Still is expected to fill that role. Accompanying Still on the defensive line will be defensive ends Jack Crawford and Eric Latimore. These two are expected to get pressure on QB, which should help the young secondary. Junior free safety Nick Sukay and cornerback D’Anton Lynn are expected to be leaders for that secondary. They will be supported by a young staple of talented but unproven players, including former wide receiver Chaz Powell.

    Expectations
    Penn State would love to get back to the Rose Bowl but getting through Ohio State will be a difficult test for the young Nittany Lions team. The Ohio State and Michigan games will likely determine the Big 10 crown but Iowa also could be a threat to Penn State this season. The biggest factor this season will be Newsome and how he plays at quarterback. If he struggles it could be difficult for Royster to find space and it also could increase pressure on the unproven defense.

    Roster Forecast

    Column 1
    Position Name Class Redshirt Avail OVR Rating Notes
    Quarterbacks
    1 Newsome SO Y 86
    2 McGloin SO N 79 Possible transfer
    3 Bolden FR Y 76 Future starter, need to develop
    Halfback
    1 Royster SR N 94
    2 Green JR N 88
    3 Beachum JR Y 82
    4 Dukes FR N 78 Future starter, need to develop
    Fullback
    1 Shuey JR N 84
    2 Zwinak FR Y 77 Redshirt this season
    Wide Receiver
    1 Moye JR N 90 NFL Draft Candidate
    2 Zug SR N 90
    3 Drake SO Y 78
    4 Brown SO Y 77
    5 Brackett SR N 70
    6 Kuntz FR N 70
    Tight End
    1 Szczerba JR N 80
    2 Wedderburn SO N 78
    Right Tackle
    1 Pannell JR Y 87
    2 Barham JR N 79
    Right Guard
    1 Wisnewski SR Y 93
    2 Eliades SR N 88
    Center
    1 Klopaz SR N 83
    2 Howle FR N 80 Future starter, need to develop
    Left Guard
    1 Troutman JR N 91 NFL Draft Candidate
    2 Stankiewotch SO N 85 Future starter, need to develop
    Left Tackle
    1 Farrell SO N 87
    2 Shrive FR N 83 Future starter, need to develop
    Right DE
    1 Crawford JR Y 84
    2 Stanley SO Y 80
    Defensive Tackle
    1 Ogbu SR N 90
    2 Hill SO Y 87
    3 Still JR N 81
    4 Ware SO Y 77
    Left Defensive End
    1 Latimore JR N 88
    2 Latham JR N 80
    Right Outside LB
    1 Stupar JR N 86
    2 Yanich SO N 79
    Middle LB
    1 Colasanti SR N 83
    2 Mauti JR Y 77
    3 Zordich SO N 69
    Left Outside LB
    1 Gbadyu SR N 85
    2 Yancich SO N 79 Future starter, need to develop
    Cornerback
    1 Lynn JR Y 90 NFL Draft Candidate
    2 Morris SO Y 90
    3 Lewis SO Y 85
    4 Powell JR Y 83
    5 Agyapong FR N 81 Future starter, need to develop
    Free Safety
    1 Astorino JR N 87
    2 Jeffries SR N 81
    Strong Safety
    1 Sukay JR N 86
    2 Dailey JR Y 78 Redshirt this season
    Kicker
    1 Wagner SR N 86
    Punter
    1 Soldner SO Y 80
     
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    Western Michigan came in as a big underdog and they left Happy Valley with an unsurprising loss. The Nittany Lions did most of the damage on the ground, led by senior Evan Royster (13 carries 89 yards 1 TD). Stephfon Greene (7 carries 53 yards 1 TD) and Kevin Newsome (4 carries 71 yards 1 TD) also helped on the ground. The passing attack was much less effective as PSU's quarterbacks only threw for 101 yards on 14 attempts. On the defensive side Penn State completely shut down the run (17 carries 27 yards) but did give up some yards to the passing game (205 yards 1 TD).

    Next week things get much more difficult as Penn State takes on the reigning champs Alabama. The passing game will be the emphasis of practice this week.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Western Michigan 0 0 0 0 0
    Penn State 7 14 10 0 31


    Column 1
    Categories Penn State Western Michigan
    1st Downs 24 24
    3rd down efficiency 77.78 55.56
    4th down efficiency 100 0
    Total Yards 408 341
    Passing 101 205
    Completion Attempts 05/14/10 18 - 27
    Yards Per Pass 7.21 7.59
    Rushing
    Rushing Attempts 34 17
    Yards Per Rush 7.09 1.59
    Turnovers 0 1
    Fumbles Lost 0 1
    Interceptions Thrown 0 0
    Possession 04:25:00 PM 12:55:00 PM


    Column 1
    Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
    Kevin Newsome 10 3 54 0 0
    Matthew McGloin 3 2 47 0 0
    Robert Bolden 1 0 0 0 0
    Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
    Evan Royster 13 89 1 29
    Kevin Newsome 4 71 1 46
    Stephfon Green 7 53 1 27
    Curtis Dukes 5 19 0 9
    Graham Zug 1 9 0 9
    Robert Bolden 1 1 0 1
    Derek Moye 1 1 0 1
    Matthew McGloin 2 -2 1 5
    Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
    Curtis Drake 3 54 0 29
    Evan Royster 1 34 0 34
    Justin Brown 1 13 0 13
    Defense Tackles Sacks INTs FF
    Nate Stupar 8 0 0 0
    Jack Crawford 1 0 0 0
    Jordan Hill 1 0 0 0
    D Anton Lynn 1 0 0 0
    Drew Astorino 0 0 0 0
    Evan Lewis 5 1 0 0
    Eric Latimore 2 0 0 0
    Nick Sukay 3 0 0 1
    Mark Wedderburn 1 0 0 0
    Chris Colasanti 5 0 0 0
    Stephen Agyapong 2 0 0 1
    Cedric Jeffries 1 0 0 0
    Bani Gbadyu 3 0 0 0
    Ollie Ogbu 1 0 0 0
    Stephon Morris 1 0 0 0
    Justin Brown 1 0 0 0
    Blocking Pancakes Sacks Allowed
    Doug Klopacz 0 1
    Kicking FGA FGs XPA XPs Long Points
    Collin Wagner 1 1 4 4 28 7
    Kick Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Chaz Powell 2 21 23 0
    Punt Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Stephfon Green 2 12 12 0
     
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    I am still in favor of 7. For this game I appreciated the short game, since I jumped out to an early lead and I didn't want to face Bama's offense again :).

    I have to give props to Kevin Newsome for going into a hostile environment and playing like he did in this game. Royster was mostly useless for the first 3 quarters thanks to poor blocking and a tough Bama front 7. Thankfully Newsome stepped up, including a couple HUGE third down conversions. His biggest play was a 64 yard TD pass to WR Brown on a third and long play. That gave Penn State a 2 score lead and the defense managed to make the lead stick. Alabama had 2 impressive drives but struggled for the rest of this game. They also turned it over twice, while Penn State avoided turning it over.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Penn State 0 10 7 3 20
    Alabama 7 0 0 7 14


    Scoring Summary

    First Quarter
    04:12 TD Alabama Mark Ingram HB #22 5 yard rush

    Second Quarter
    04:13 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 44 yard field goal
    00:27 TD Penn State Evan Royster HB #22 1 yard rush

    Third Quarter
    04:12 TD Penn State Justin Brown WR #19 64 yard pass from
    Kevin Newsome QB #12

    Forth Quarter
    03:22 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 33 yard field goal
    02:38 TD Alabama Darius Hanks WR #15 14 yard pass from Greg McElroy QB #12

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    Alabama Penn State
    1st Downs 17 21
    3rd down efficiency 33.33 60
    4th down efficiency 0 0
    Total Yards 315 346
    Passing 163 231
    Completion Attempts 15 - 20 12 - 18
    Yards Per Pass 8.15 12.83
    Rushing
    Rushing Attempts 12 26
    Yards Per Rush 5.33 2.12
    Turnovers 2 0
    Fumbles Lost 1 0
    Interceptions Thrown 1 0
    Possession 08:56 23:03


    Column 1
    Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
    Kevin Newsome 18 12 231 1 0
    Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
    Evan Royster 18 62 1 31
    Brandon Beachum 1 -1 0 0
    Kevin Newsome 7 -6 0 14
    Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
    Justin Brown 3 94 1 64
    Curtis Drake 5 62 0 20
    Derek Moye 1 49 0 49
    Graham Zug 1 17 0 17
    Evan Royster 1 5 0 5
    Andrew Szczerba 1 4 0 4
    Defense Tackles Sacks INTs FF
    Nate Stupar 6 0 0 0
    D Anton Lynn 5 0 1 0
    Drew Astorino 2 0 0 1
    Bani Gbadyu 4 0 0 0
    Nick Sukay 4 0 0 0
    Stephen Agyapong 1 0 0 0
    Eric Latimore 1 0 0 0
    Evan Lewis 0 0 0 0
    Justin Brown 2 0 0 0
    Jordan Hill 1 1 0 0
    Stephon Morris 1 0 0 0
    Chris Colasanti 2 0 0 0
    Cedric Jeffries 1 0 0 0
    Blocking Pancakes Sacks Allowed
    Graham Zug 1 0
    Johnnie Troutman 0 1
    DeOntae Pannell 0 1
    Kicking FGA FGs XPA XPs Long Points
    Collin Wagner 2 2 2 2 44 8
    Kick Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Stephfon Green 2 21 23 0
    Chaz Powell 1 16 16 0
    Punt Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Stephfon Green 2 1 2 0
     
  4. bravejaf

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    Week 3

    This was a game of big plays:
    - MIA Cooper 80 yard TD run
    - PSU Newsome to Zug 80 yard TD pass
    - PSU Moye 46 yard TD run
    - PSU Colasanti 47 yard fumble recovery TD

    In terms of offense, Miami struggled passing the ball but their running backs carried the load for most of the game. Cooper was unstoppable in this game, rushing for 172 yards on 13 carries. He could have gotten more but he missed all of the 2nd and 3rd quarter with a broken toe. Apparently the miracle treatment worked because he ran like a man possessed even with the broken toe. Sadly for Miami fans it would be his backup, Miller, that would cost the Hurricanes this game. He fumbled the ball while subbing in for Cooper and Penn State's linebacker Colasasnti got the scoop and score. That play would seal the game and masked a mediocre performance by the Penn State offense. Royster had a decent day on ground, 17 carries 91 yards, but Newsome struggled at times. He completed just 6-15 passes but the 6 completions did get the Nittany Lions 192 yards. He also threw 2 touchdowns to his 1 interception.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Graham Zug 1 reception 80 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Chris Colosanti 7 tackles 1 fumble forced 1 fumble recovery 1 defensive touchdown

    Scoring Summary

    Second Quarter
    05:13 TD Miami Graig Cooper HB #2 80 yard rush
    00:55 TD Penn State Graham Zug WR #5 80 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:13 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 32 yard field goal

    Third Quarter
    04:25 TD Penn State Derek Moye WR #6 46 yard rush
    02:12 TD Miami Lamar Miller HB #6 4 yard rush
    Forth Quarter
    05:24 TD Penn State Andrew Szczerba TE #80 8 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    03:38 FG Miami Jake Wieclaw K #40 36 yard field goal
    00:40 TD Penn State Chris Colasanti MLB #48 47 yard fumble

    Column 1
    Passing ATT Comp Yards TD Int
    Kevin Newsome 15 6 192 2 1
    Rushing ATT Yards TD Long
    Evan Royster 17 91 0 16
    Derek Moye 1 46 1 46
    Stephfon Green 6 35 0 19
    Kevin Newsome 3 -12 0 0
    Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
    Graham Zug 1 80 1 80
    Curtis Drake 3 75 0 28
    Joe Suhey 1 29 0 29
    Andrew Szczerba 1 8 1 8
    Derek Moye 0 0 0 0
    Defense Tackles Sacks INTs FF
    Gerald Hodges 4 0 0 0
    Stephon Morris 1 0 0 0
    Drew Astorino 2 0 1 0
    Jordan Hill 1 0 0 0
    Chris Colasanti 7 0 0 1
    Nick Sukay 3 0 0 0
    Ollie Ogbu 4 0 0 0
    DeOntae Pannell 0 0 0 0
    D Anton Lynn 2 0 0 0
    Eric Latimore 3 1 0 0
    Mark Wedderburn 2 0 0 1
    Cedric Jeffries 0 0 0 0
    Jack Crawford 1 1 0 0
    Evan Lewis 1 0 0 0
    Nate Stupar 0 0 0 0
    Bani Gbadyu 1 0 0 0
    Blocking Pancakes Sacks Allowed
    Johnnie Troutman 1 0
    DeOntae Pannell 0 1
    Kicking FGA FGs XPA XPs Long Points
    Collin Wagner 1 1 4 4 33 7
    Kick Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Stephfon Green 2 20 22 0
    Stephon Morris 2 18 20 0
    Punt Returns Returns Avg Long TDs
    Stephfon Green 2 2 4 0
     
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    Week 8

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    Quarterback Kevin Newsome scored three touchdowns in this game but he also turned it over three times. He also failed to complete 50% of his passes, 12 of 27, and missed some open receivers in this game. It didn't start off bad for Newsome, on his first pass of the game he found Derrick Moye for a 62 yard TD grab. Moye would add 3 more catches in this game and he finished with 111 yards receiving. Over on the defensive side the Nittany Lions gave up some yards on the ground to Minnesota tailback Bennett, 104 yards on 17 carries but the pass defense was much stronger. The pass rush got to QB Weber 5 times in this game, including 2 by DE Lattimore. Latimore also forced the game securing fumble that put the game out of reach. That fumble was recovered by DT Ogbu for a TD. Penn State then forced an interception by Weber, which allowed the team to run out the clock.

    Next week things will be tougher for Penn State as the Michigan Wolverines come to town. Michigan is having a down season but they still have a talented team.

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    PSU 14 10 3 10 37
    MINN 0 7 0 7 14


    Scoring Summary:
    First Quarter
    06:06 TD Penn State Derek Moye WR #6 62 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:21 TD Penn State Kevin Newsome QB #12 3 yard rush
    Second Quarter
    04:02 TD Penn State Kevin Newsome QB #12 2 yard rush
    01:06 TD Minnesota Duane Bennett HB #22 1 yard rush
    00:00 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 36 yard field goal
    Third Quarter
    03:18 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 25 yard field goal
    Forth Quarter
    06:45 TD Minnesota Duane Bennett HB #22 4 yard rush
    02:23 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 28 yard field goal
    01:01 TD Penn State Ollie Ogbu DT #85 55 yard fumble

    Offensive Player of the Game: Derrick Moye 4 receptions 111 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 assist), 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery and 1 TD
     
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    Week 14

    Penn State came into this game needing a final victory to secure a National Championship berth. Georgia, fresh off defeat of #2 USC, was determined to ensure that did not happen. Which side would prevail?

    Georgia came out of the gate fast. After Penn State's CB dropped a sure interception on the Bulldog's first play from scrimmage, Caleb King broke lose for a 76 yard TD on the second play. Penn State's defense got an earful from the defensive coordinator after that play and the lecture was a success. On the ensuing series Penn State would march the ball inside the 10 yard line but they lost possession after a failed 4th down attempt. After the game coach Brave spoke about that play.

    "It was a bad call on my end. I should have taken the three points instead of getting greedy."

    Would that missed opportunity hurt the Nittany Lions? After a lengthy drive the Bulldogs were once again in scoring range. Luckily for PSU fans Aaron Murray badly overthrew a wide open receiver and the pass was interception by D Anton Lynn. The Nittany Lions offense would get the ball back and this time they got some points. Quarterback Kevin Newsome caught Georgia in a blitz package and hit a wide open Curtis Drake for a 37 yard TD pass. The Nittany Lions would add a field goal before half to go up 10-7. Georgia had a chance to answer but they ran out of time before the half ended.

    The second half was all about defense. Neither side did much on the offensive side and the teams continued to trade punts. The game would come down to Georgia's final possession. The Bulldogs drove down the field on Penn State and got within field goal range with 5 seconds to go in the game. Coach Brave elected to call a timeout to freeze kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh missed a field goal early in this game and the timeout did enough to ensure he missed this one. With that missed kick Penn State escapes with a 10-7 victory.

    The Nittany Lions appear headed to the National Championship game and their likely opponent is the Horned Frogs of TCU. Penn State and TCU are the last remaining undefeated schools at the FBS level, with TCU needing a win over New Mexico to secure its spot.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Evan Royster 19 carries 98 yards

    Defensive Player of the Game: D Anton Lynn 2 tackles 1 interception

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Georgia 7 0 0 0 7
    Penn State 0 10 0 0 10


    Scoring Summary
    First Quarter
    06:42 TD Georgia Caleb King HB #4 76 yard rush
    Second Quarter
    06:54 TD Penn State Curtis Drake WR #7 37 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:36 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 37 yard field goal

    (No highlights or Dynasty Wire for me on this game. I got booted off Live while saving highlights and had to reboot to Dashboard)
     
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    It didn't look good fan Nittany Lions' fans early in this game. TCU came out of the gate fast and left the first quarter with a 14-0 lead. Penn State's biggest problem in this game was dropped passes and the receivers were getting them at the worst times. These drops cost Penn State first downs and forced them to kick field goals. Wagner missed the first opportunity short but he did manage to make the second one to get Penn State on the board. TCU responded on the first play from scrimmage with a 77 yard rush TD by HB. He busted up the middle and no one was around to stop him.

    Penn State would drive the field again but another dropped pass on third down forced another field goal attempt. The kick was converted and on the ensuing kickoff the TCU returned fumbled the ball. Wagner, the kicker, returned the loose ball for a TD to close the lead to 8 points. After stopping TCU the Nittany Lions offense finally found the end zone. Newsome hit Drake on a short pass and Drake bulldozed into the end zone. The 2 point conversion was missed but Penn State got a field goal before half to take the lead at 22-21.

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    On the opening kickoff the Penn State kick returned Greene scored a 93 yard TD, making up for an early fumble on a punt. There wasn't much scoring for either team after this TD. The PSU defense started shutting down TCU's attack and the Horned Frogs couldn't string plays together to get into scoring range. Late in the fourth quarter Penn State added a field goal to increase the lead to 11 and they would get the final TD on a fumble recovery. Tucker fumbled the ball on a carry and Hill scooped it for the TD.

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    In total Wagner made 4 of 5 field goals (55 yard missed), made 3 of 3 extra points and he scored a TD on a fumble recovery. As for Newsome, his sub-50% completion percentage can be largely attributed to the dropped passes. 7 players on Penn State dropped at least 1 pass and 4WR Brown dropped 2, including a wide open pass in the end zone. In total Newsome finished 17 of 35 passing for 252 yards and 1 TD/0 INT. He also led team in rushing with 33 yards, as Royster didn't get a lot of opportunities till 4th quarter.

    With the National Championship secured the Penn State coach now has to replace some of its leaders. Royster and DT Ollie Ogbu were the captains for Penn State but they will likely be playing on Sundays.

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    Offensive Player of the Game: Newsome 17 of 35 252 yards 1/0; 6 carries 33 yards

    Defensive Player of the Game: Stupar 6 solo tackles 1 tackle for loss 1 fumble forced

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
    Penn State 0 22 7 10 39
    TCU 14 7 0 0 21


    Scoring Summary

    First Quarter
    05:21 TD TCU Matthew Tucker HB #29 6 yard rush
    00:37 TD TCU Antoine Hicks WR #13 12 yard pass from Andy Dalton QB #14
    Second Quarter
    06:22 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 39 yard field goal
    06:08 TD TCU Matthew Tucker HB #29 77 yard rush
    04:35 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 31 yard field goal
    04:28 TD Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 20 yard fumble
    02:33 TD Penn State Curtis Drake WR #7 10 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:25 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 32 yard field goal
    Third Quarter
    06:49 TD Penn State Stephfon Green HB #21 93 yard kick return TD
    Forth Quarter
    01:59 FG Penn State Collin Wagner K #36 27 yard field goal
    01:45 TD Penn State Jordan Hill DT #47 28 yard fumble
     
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    Penn State and Ohio State battled it out in Beaver Stadium, and for the second year in a row the Nittany Lions emerged victorious. Newsome made a couple more mistakes in this game but he also made some big plays. The mistakes came in the form of 2 more interception, giving him 7 on the season. He forced a couple passes into coverage and FS Oharian Johnson made the picks. On the positive side Newsome threw for 239 yards and 2 TD in this game. WR3 Brown and TE Szcerba were the recipients of the TD receptions. The Ohio State run game can also take some credit for the picks. Penn State managed just 61 yards on the ground on 24 carries. The OSU defense also stuffed Penn State on 4 straight plays inside the 5 to force a turnover on downs.

    Penn State's defense got some help from Buckeyes poor kicking game. Freshman kicker Brown missed an extra point and a short field goal. The defense also forced OSU QB into some mistakes, 2 interceptions and a fumble. The biggest takeway for Penn State was an interception by CB Lynn. Buckeyes drove down the field with a chance to tie with a minute left. Lynn picked off the pass inside the Penn State 5 yard line. Aside from the turnovers Bauserman was right on the mark. He finished with 270 yards passing while completing 17 of 25 passes. The run defense was a little better for Penn State, the Buckeyes had 25 carries for 98 yards.

    Things do not get easier for Penn State. Their next match is against #10 Iowa and this match will likely play a large part in crowning the Big 10 champion. If Penn State gets through that match the Nittany Lions are likely to run the table in Big 10. They do not play Michigan this season and their toughest remaining conference foe is Michigan State.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Szcerba 4 receptions 60 yards 1 TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Lynn 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 atk) 1 interception 1 fumble recovery

    First Quarter
    03:07 TD Penn State Andrew Szczerba TE #80 16 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:12 TD Ohio State Jaamal Berry HB #4 4 yard rush
    Third Quarter
    03:41 TD Penn State Justin Brown WR #19 11 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    01:15 FG Penn State David Soldner P #28 33 yard field goal
    00:27 TD Ohio State Chris Fields WR #80 42 yard pass from Joe Bauserman QB #14
    Forth Quarter
    02:55 FG Penn State David Soldner P #28 46 yard field goal
     
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    Nice work here on all the summaries. Next week should be a huge game for the Big Ten
     
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    Penn State 49
    Northwestern 10

    This game started off a bit scary for Penn State fans. Newsome threw picks on his first 2 pass attempts and the second was returned for a TD. After that the Nittany Lions played like they should have played the entire season. The ground game was dominant and Green evened the game with a 74 yard TD. He ended up with 17 carries 147 yards and 4 TD. Redd had an excellent game off the bench rushing 9 times for 68 yards and 1 TD. Newsome played better after his 2 miscues passing for 122 yards and a TD, and rushing for another 50 yards. The defense did not allow Northwestern to score a touchdown in this game and gave up just 38 yards on the ground.

    Purdue Boilermakers are next on the schedule for Penn State. Purdue currently has a 5-1 record so Nittany Lions are not overlooking this match.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Green 17 carries 147 yards 4 TD; 1 reception 7 yards

    Defensive Player of the Game: Yancich 6 tackles (6 solo) 3 tackles for loss 1 sack

    Scoring Summary

    First Quarter
    03:28 TD Northwestern Collin Ellis ROLB #36 31 yard interception
    03:14 TD Penn State Stephfon Green HB #21 74 yard rush
    02:15 TD Penn State Stephfon Green HB #21 2 yard rush
    Second Quarter
    06:07 TD Penn State Stephfon Green HB #21 4 yard rush
    02:16 TD Penn State Justin Brown WR #19 23 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    00:40 FG Northwestern Steve Flaherty K #34 30 yard field goal
    00:29 TD Penn State Chaz Powell CB #2 94 yard kick return TD
    Third Quarter
    02:34 TD Penn State Stephfon Green HB #21 3 yard rush
    Forth Quarter
    01:12 TD Penn State Silas Redd HB #25 1 yard rush
     
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    Penn State 27
    Minnesota 14

    The pesky Gophers would mot go away in this game, thanks in large part to the play of Marquis Gray and Duane Bennett. Gray passed for 242 yards and hooked up with Bennett on his lone TD pass. Bennett rushed for 114 and had 23 yards receiving in this game. He did make one costly mistake. In the fourth quarter he fumbled on a run inside the Penn State 3 yard line. Mike Yancich made the strip and D Anton Lynn picked up the fumble. Lynn was also the recipient of one of two interceptions thrown by Gray.

    On the offensive side the run game struggled again but Kevin Newsome made some big passes. He finished the game with 313 yards passing and 2 TD. More importantly he did not throw an interception in this game, something that has plagued him in recent weeks. Newsome also accounted for the other TD on a short rushing play. Green managed 69 yards on the ground and Redd added 23. Neither back averaged more than 4 yards per carry in this game.

    Next up for Penn State is a rivalry match with Michigan State. Currently the Spartans have just one loss on the season and they are ranked above Penn State at 11. Following that game Penn State has to travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers. The Nittany Lions need wins in both games to have a shot at an at-large BCS bowl.

    Offensive Player of the Game: Newsome 16-27 313 yards 2/0; 1 rush TD

    Defensive Player of the Game: Lynn 5 tackles (3 solo, 2 atk) 1 interception 1 fumble recovery 1 pass deflection

    Second Quarter
    06:21 TD Penn State Derek Moye WR #6 30 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    05:18 TD Penn State Kevin Newsome QB #12 1 yard rush
    02:31 FG Penn State David Soldner P #28 50 yard field goal
    01:32 TD Minnesota DeLeon Eskridge HB #23 34 yard rush
    01:00 TD Penn State Justin Brown WR #19 26 yard pass from Kevin Newsome QB #12
    Third Quarter
    05:19 TD Minnesota Duane Bennett HB #22 20 yard pass from MarQueis Gray QB #5
    01:20 FG Penn State David Soldner P #28 45 yard field goal
     

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