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McSorley helps No. 15 Penn State rout Maryland 38-3

Nov. 24, 2018 8:29 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Just before he ran out of the Beaver Stadium tunnel for the last time, Trace McSorley gathered his teammates and made a promise he probably didn't have to make. "I just said, 'I promise you guys that I'm going to leave everything out there today,'" McSorley said following No. 15...

McSorley, No. 15 Penn State host Maryland in season finale

Nov. 23, 2018 1:46 AM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — James Franklin values well-roundedness at quarterback. Proven history at a high level helps, too. Needless to say, he's not eager to say goodbye to Trace McSorley. The three-year starter helped raise the bar at Penn State, where he's delivered wins and seized accolades and...

McSorley becomes winningest QB at Penn State as D dominates

Nov. 17, 2018 5:36 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Trace McSorley became the winningest quarterback in Penn State history with a lot of help from his friends. McSorley threw two touchdown passes to tight end Pat Freiermuth and No. 16 Penn State's defense set up two touchdowns with turnovers in a 20-7 victory over Rutgers on...

McSorley could become the winningest QB at Penn State

Nov. 16, 2018 12:18 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley will be chasing another school record and the No. 16 Nittany Lions can put themselves in position for a New Year's Day bowl when they visit Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights' final home game of an awful season. McSorley will become the winningest...

McSorley matches wins mark, No. 21 Penn State tops Wisconsin

Nov. 10, 2018 5:22 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Trace McSorley and Penn State went back to a familiar formula Saturday — a steady diet of elusive Miles Sanders. The resurgent running game put the Nittany Lions offense back on track, and got McSorley a milestone victory, too. Sanders ran for 159 yards and a touchdown on...

No. 21 Penn State looking for offensive push vs Wisconsin

Nov. 9, 2018 2:13 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season. The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have hit a wall with...

West title in reach, Northwestern tops Big Ten surprises

Nov. 8, 2018 5:52 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern came into the season with its star quarterback limited, lost its top running back early on, dropped three straight games and went winless in nonconference play. Sounds like a recipe for one long season, except take a look at the Big Ten West standings. That's right, the...

Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92

Nov. 8, 2018 5:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92. The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett's death Thursday. Triplett was the third African-American selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first...

Badgers' blockers open holes, then enjoy watching Taylor

Nov. 7, 2018 1:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor can go pretty much anywhere at any time when he has the ball in his hands. That's trouble for any team that plays Wisconsin. And perhaps creates a little extra - but welcome - work for his teammates. Always be aware of where the nation's leading rusher might be. He...

No. 5 Michigan routs Penn State 42-7, wins 8th game in row

Nov. 4, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No. 5 Michigan wanted to do more than just beat No. 14 Penn State. The Wolverines wanted to win big, getting revenge after getting routed and humiliated against the Nittany Lions last year. Michigan got what it wanted. Shea Patterson accounted for three touchdowns and the Wolverines...