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Lions Breeze Past Golden Hurricane
Penn State opened their season hosting Tulsa in Happy Valley. The Lions were able to keep the wind in their sail's and cruise to a 44-21 victory. Tulsa was able to score on some wild plays including a scoop and score fumble in the first half and a tipped pass in the endzone. The PSU Defense came to play and were hitting hard, forcing multiple fumbles including two that were picked up and brought to the paint by LB Gerald Hodges and S Nick Sukay who played an absolutely great game. Next week the Nittany Lions look for revenge as the Alabama Crimson Tide come to Beaver Stadium to play in front of 110,000 fans dressed in all white, ready to see their Nittany Lions payback.
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Penn State Blanks Broncos
Penn State played host to the 5th ranked Boise St Broncos, looking to knock them off their BCS National Championship horse, that is exactly what they did. The Nittany Lions knocked off the Broncos in classic Liinebacker U style, 34-0. The hardnose defense did not let up a point and only 140 total yards for this usually talented offense. On 3rd down, Boise could only convert 2 of 9 and were stuffed on a 4th down attempt in the 3rd quarter. The Lions defense forced two turnovers, an interception in the 4th to close any hope for the Broncos, and a crucial fumble on a kickoff return, which set up another PSU TD, giving Penn State a 20-0 lead going into the half. QB Kevin Newsome was 9 for 15 with 155 YDs and 2 TDs with no picks. RS FR QB Paul Jones also saw time and his share of attempts, 7 total, in which he completed 4 for 116 yards and an interception. The player of the game belonged to HB Stephfon Green. Green could not get the running game going early against this Broncos defensive unit, but after a 48 yard TD run where he went untouched, he began to produce. He totaled 116 yards and 2 TDs on 21 attempts in 3 quarters of football. WR Curtis Drake was the go to target, especially after Derek Moye fell to injury that will keep him out for 7 weeks. Drake had 5 receptions for 102 yards and a TD. On the defensive side, LB Yancich led the team in tackles with 6, while DT Hill recorded a sack. RS FR LB Khairi Fortt also played a very tough game, with 4 tackles and the crucial forced fumble. Next week the Nittany Lions are idle as they prepare for their Big10 opener agaisnt Illinois on the road.
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Penn State 16 Iowa 3
Happy Valley played host to yet another big ticket college football game. This time, the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes traveled to State College to take on the #6 Nittany Lions of Penn State, in front of 110,000 blanketed in white. It was a poster Big10 game as defense was the main focus in this low scoring affair. Only one touchdown was scored in this game and 4 field goals. That lone touchdown, came on a 3 yard rush by HB Stephfon Green for the Nittany Lions, who was awarded Player of the Game honors after his performance. Green rushed 30 times for 169 yards and that lone TD. Iowa HB Brandon Wegher was held to only 42 yard on 8 carries, as Iowa did not see much of the ball offensively. Penn State mainted possesion for over 20 minutes of the alotted time, giving Iowa only 7 to work with. In those 7 minutes, the Penn State defense was able to force 4 interceptions by QB James Vandenberg. Two of those INTs came from CB D'Anton Lynn. Penn State takes down the 2nd ranked Hawkeyes and send them back to Iowa City with their first loss of the season, and their first loss to the Nittany Lions in quite some time. All that remains for Penn State in the Big10 are two home games against Purdue and Wisconsin, and a few road trips to Northwestern, Minnesota, and Michigan St. They will hope for Michigan to lose in the Big10 as Penn State is eyeing up an undefeated Big10 season. One more OOC game is left on the docket. A match up against the Missouri Tigers in the final week of the season, which could have National Championship implications on the line.
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