Colgate at Penn State

Colgate at Penn State

It lost three starters to the National Football League after last season and had little in terms of experienced depth to help out the lone returning starter, defensive end Garrett Sickels. Both have provided a huge impact when needed throughout the year.

Franklin said he has yet to discuss with his staff whether to show the Ohio State-Michigan game on the Beaver Stadium video boards as his players warm up. The two tailbacks are two of the best backs in the Big Ten. MSU barely cracked 200 yards of offense, with Damion Terry eventually replacing O'Connor.

"Obviously how they were playing in the beginning of the season compared to how they're playing now is different", he said.

Earlier in the season, long lines at the gates prompted by increased security checks and late-arriving fans led to many spectators arriving after kickoff.

A year ago Barkley wowed the nation with his hurdles, spin moves and power while lowering his shoulder on the way to a 1,000-yard season.

They are 7-3-1 against the spread on the year, covering in six straight games. That came just after McDowell walked off the field after defending against the newly crowned Heisman Trophy victor, the Crimson Tide's Derrick Henry.

Quarterback Trace McSorley continues to lead not just Penn State in passing but also the Big Ten conference with 2,600 yards through the air this season. Scott led the Spartans as he rushed for 699 yards and averaged 4.8 yards per carry.

GAME 8: Experts expected MSU to get blown out against MI, but the Spartans' second straight strong running game kept them close in a 32-23 loss against a MI team that entered the game first in the nation in overall defense and fourth against the run.

Oregon -3 @ Oregon State - Oregon hasn't been much this season, but they've certainly been more than Oregon State. He sits just 65 rushing yards away from 1,000 and will try to get over that mark for the first time in his career.

Minnesota +14.5 @ Wisconsin - Minnesota has yet to lose a game by more than seven points this season. "We're definitely playing at a higher caliber, and I think that's a testament to our team not giving up at the beginning when things were shaky". Scott had 139 yards.

Halftime-Penn St. 30-23. 3-Point Goals-Colgate 10-21 (Rayman 5-8, Rivard 2-3, Swopshire 2-4, O'Brien 1-2, Amiel 0-2, Robertson 0-2), Penn St. 11-26 (Banks 4-9, Garner 3-7, Carr 2-2, Samuel 1-2, Zemgulis 1-4, Reaves 0-2).

He ratcheted up his offseason work with defensive line coach Sean Spencer, won a starting job, and began pulling the rest of the young defensive line with him. (Rutgers) was a mental toughness game, a physical toughness game. One Washington loss, and they will be in great shape.

Three. For a guy who was averaging more than 10 per start. Still, Franklin insisted that he'll corral his sentiment at some point, because this Senior Day means more than most. Their presence on the defensive line has allowed the Lions to intimidate opposing quarterbacks without blitzing their linebackers too much. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can.

"Coach has been literally stressing to us every chance he can get that our offensive opportunities are going to come if we just get stops", Banks said.

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