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2017 Schedule
6-0, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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 

Beautiful view of Nittany Mountain from upper deck of Beaver Stadium. The mountain lions that roamed these hills became extinct more than a century ago, around the same time the football team that would become the Nittany Lions first took the field.

Franklin is jacked up for white out game (0:46)
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Penn State begins crucial stretch

The Nittany Lions have a Heisman contender in Saquon Barkley and have a chance over the next three weeks to solidify themselves as a contender for the national title.

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16hDan Murphy

PSU's Franklin emphasizes focus is on Michigan

Coach James Franklin said on Tuesday he's "in a good place" at Penn State. Franklin said his focus is on this week's game against Michigan and not distractions surrounding his team.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

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

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17hHeather Dinich

CFP chaos scenarios: Penn State snubbed again

It's very possible the Nittany Lions have a better season than last year but end with the same CFP result. A loss to Ohio State would be cause for concern.

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.

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QB Mayfield leads midseason All-America team

Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma and star running backs Bryce Love of Stanford and Saquon Barkley of Penn State lead the Associated Press midseason All-America team, along with two defensive backs from No. 1 Alabama.

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21hSN Staff

Rank 'em: Who's the top Heisman Trophy candidate?

Our Heisman Watch panel has Penn State's Saquon Barkley as the leading contender for the Heisman Trophy, but Stanford's Bryce Love is gaining ground.

Michigan's defense will test Barkley (1:23)
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2dMark 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.

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Feeling the Love

Stanford's Bryce Love is the favorite to win the Heisman entering Week 8, barely edging out Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph are also in the mix.


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.

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2dWill Harris

CFB betting look for Week 8: Plenty riding on Michigan-PSU

In the Week 8 college football look ahead, Will Harris ponders a big moment for James Franklin and Penn State, identifies Kentucky as a team whose place in the SEC standings shouldn't fool you and applies the concept of 'freshness' to this week's lines.

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2dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 7 news

Top-10 teams Alabama and USC got the chance to post impressive wins in front of some of the two teams' current and future targets, including potential Trojans signal-caller Tanner McKee.

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3dMel Kiper and Todd McShay

Kiper/McShay: Who should win the Heisman Trophy?

Who has the inside track to this year's Heisman Trophy? Mel Kiper and Todd McShay both like Penn State star Saquon Barkley, but they don't agree on the runner-up.

Team Stats

Passing Yards291.222nd
Rushing Yards165.067th
Points For39.715th
Points Against9.01st

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