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2017 Schedule
5-1, 4th in Big Ten - East
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Campus Conversation: All Eyes On Happy Valley

Matt Schick, Ryan McGee and Peter Burns discuss the excitement surrounding Saturday night's tilt between Penn State and Michigan, noting James Franklin's focus.

ESPN Stats & Info

Wolverines defense getting the job done

Despite Michigan's offensive struggles, its defense has been as strong as ever. The Wolverines enter the week either at or near the top of the FBS ranks in three key defensive categories.

Expect electric atmosphere as Penn State hosts Michigan (1:43)
Battles in Happy Valley, South Bend headline Week 8 (1:00)
Can Penn State survive the next three weeks? (1:45)
Penn State looks to continue to roll against Michigan (0:48)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

PSU getting ready for White Out. Grounds crew member said "This is the whitest white paint we can get."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Asked about how he handled Texas A&M chatter, Franklin says "Michigan, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan."

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

James Franklin says of Michigan DC & former Maryland coworker Don Brown: "He's what I call a greedy defensive coordinator" because he's never happy dominating just one aspect the stat sheet. He wants it all.

Saturday's biggest games might be routs (0:57)

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Campers for Michigan. @NittanyvillePSU Twitter account posted population count of 934.

Michigan's defense will test Barkley (1:23)
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3dMark Schlabach

Ranking the Power 5 conferences by entertainment value: Big Ten

The Big Ten has three teams ranked in the top six of the AP Top 25 and five included in the top 20. If that isn't enough, it has the best rivalry game, the best collection of coaches and the game's most electrifying player.


Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan quarterback John O'Korn says he needs to pick up his play, "simple as that."


Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan defensive tackle Maurice Hurst says Penn State is his favorite place to play outside of the Big House, calls it football's finest.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh says Saquon Barkley's strength is his ability to do it all. "He is a multi-purpose back that can do everything well."


Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh says Penn State has an offense that's hitting on all cylinders right now, talks about the importance of some of his defensive players.

Team Stats

Passing Yards191.394th
Rushing Yards185.0Tied-50th
Points For27.283rd
Points Against14.78th

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