Penn State-Michigan State Game Notes

Penn State-Michigan State Game Notes

No. 8 Penn State returns to action following a bye week and will take on Michigan State in its Homecoming and annual Stripe Out game Saturday afternoon in Beaver Stadium. Television coverage begins at 3:30 p.m. on BTN.

The Nittany Lions look to return the Land Grant Trophy to its shelves. Penn State took possession of the trophy in 2016 with a 45-12 victory which also clinched the Big Ten East Division title, but its fellow pioneering land-grant institution reclaimed it with a last-second field goal last season.

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Homecoming Game Set for 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Game Set for 3:30 p.m.’

Following the bye week, the No. 11-ranked Nittany Lions host #20/19 Michigan State for a Homecoming contest Oct. 13 at 3:30 on either FS1 or BTN. In addition, the game will also be available on the Penn State Sports Network (2 p.m. airtime) and GoPSUsports.com.

This is the fourth time Penn State will square off against Michigan State in a Homecoming game. The Nittany Lions lost to the Spartans in 1946 (19-16), tied them in 1948 (14-14) and lost in 1951 (32-21). Penn State owns a 71-22-5 record all-time on Homecoming, including wins in 11 of its last 13 games.

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Nittany Lions in the NFL – Week Four

Nittany Lions in the NFL – Week Four

A total of 34 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 21 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions are perennially a top-20 program in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com provides updates on the exploits of these former Nittany Lion greats.

Cornerback Trevor Williams was one of the most impactful Nittany Lion alums in Week 4, helping the Los Angeles Chargers earn a two-point win over fellow Penn Staters Robbie Gould and Garry Gilliam and the 49ers. Williams intercepted a San Francisco pass at the 2-yard line and flipped the field, returning it 86 yards to setup a field goal. He also recorded a career-high eight tackles.

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Penn State Hosts ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday

Penn State Hosts ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday

ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot program will be live from Penn State on Saturday, Sept. 29, ahead of the Nittany Lions’ primetime meeting with No. 4 Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. This is the 18th time College GameDay has been at the site of a Penn State game.

College GameDay will be appearing at a Penn State game for the third consecutive season, joining the 2017 Michigan and Ohio State contests and the 2016 Big Ten Championship Game.

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No. 10/9 Penn State Runs Past Illinois, 63-24

No. 10/9 Penn State Runs Past Illinois, 63-24

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – No. 10/9 Penn State totaled 387 rushing yards, led by 200 yards and three touchdowns from junior running back Miles Sanders, as it defeated Illinois, 63-24, Friday night in Memorial Stadium in the Big Ten football opener for both teams

Penn State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten)  put the game out of reach with 42 unanswered points in the second half, with 35 coming in the fourth quarter. Penn State had built a 21-7 lead to start, only to see Illinois (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) score the next 17 points for a 24-21 lead early in the third quarter. However, a Sanders 48-yard touchdown run with 8:36 remaining in the third quarter put Penn State back in the lead, and the Lions never looked back.

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McSorley Leads No. 11/10 Penn State Past Kent State, 63-10

McSorley Leads No. 11/10 Penn State Past Kent State, 63-10

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior quarterback Trace McSorleyaccounted for five touchdowns as No. 11/10 Penn State football totaled 643 yards of total offense in a 63-10 victory over Kent State in non-conference football action Saturday afternoon in front of 106,528 fans at Beaver Stadium.

For the Penn State (3-0) offense, McSorley threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 54 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns. His top target was DeAndre Thompkins, who made four catches for 101 yards, including a diving 40-yard reception in the end zone. On the ground, seven Penn Staters combined for 297 yards with Miles Sanders posting 86 yards on 14 carries, while Mark AllenRicky Slade and Johnathan Thomaseach rushing for a touchdown.

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