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Jefferson leads No. 22 Arkansas over Penn State 24-10

Jan. 01, 2022 17:14 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Arkansas football is on the rise. KJ Jefferson picked up 104 of his 110 rushing yards in the second half and threw for 90 more to lead No. 22 Arkansas past Penn State 24-10 in the Outback Bowl on Saturday. Raheim Sanders had 79 yards and two touchdowns on 13...

No. 22 Arkansas, Penn State excited about Outback matchup

Dec. 31, 2021 13:43 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Coaches James Franklin and Sam Pittman are concentrating on the players who actually will be on the field for Penn State and No. 22 Arkansas in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. That's no disrespect to the talented collection of players who opted to prepare...

Arkansas, Penn State play for 1st time in Outback Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 10:28 AM EST

Outback Bowl: Penn State (7-5) against No. 22 Arkansas (8-4), Jan. 1, 12 p.m. Eastern (ESPN2). Line: Arkansas by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Arkansas is coming off four...

Virginia Tech, Maryland vie in Pinstripe Bowl, both at 6-6

Dec. 28, 2021 15:18 PM EST

Virginia Tech and Maryland have a tie to break in the Pinstripe Bowl. Both teams are 6-6 and the one that walks off the field Wednesday at Yankee Stadium with the victory will end with a winning record -- and a bit of a fresh start headed into 2022. “We haven’t had...

Diaz excited to return to defensive roots at Penn State

Dec. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Manny Diaz isn’t happy with how his tenure at Miami ended, but the former Hurricanes head coach admits the timing worked out just fine. Fired on Dec. 6 after going 21-15 in three years with Miami, Diaz is already three practices into his new gig as Penn...

Penn State taps ex-Miami coach Diaz as defensive coordinator

Dec. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Miami coach Manny Diaz was hired as defensive coordinator at Penn State less than a week after he was fired by the Hurricanes. Diaz replaces Brent Pry, who left Penn State after eight seasons as coaching the defense to become Virginia Tech’s head...

No. 22 Arkansas, Penn State matched for Outback Bowl

Dec. 05, 2021 21:14 PM EST

No. 22 Arkansas (8-4, SEC) vs. Penn State (7-5, Big Ten), Jan. 1, Noon ET LOCATION: Tampa, Florida. TOP PLAYERS Arkansas: Quarterback KJ Jefferson has thrown for 2,578 yards and 21 touchdowns, with receiver Treylon Burks (1,104...

Pry: 'Honored, humbled' to be Virginia Tech football coach

Dec. 02, 2021 13:53 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brent Pry's voice cracked with emotion as he detailed the career journey he's been on, one that has brought him back to Blacksburg as Virginia Tech's head football coach. “I'm honored and humbled,” he said Thursday at a news conference....

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Dec. 01, 2021 09:02 AM EST

Reading Eagle. Nov. 30, 2021. Editorial: Sondheim’s legacy will live on When one of the greats in any field of endeavor passes away, it’s only natural to focus much of our attention on the accomplishments that made them famous. ...

Virginia Tech hires Penn State DC Brent Pry as head coach

Nov. 30, 2021 18:35 PM EST

Virginia Tech reached into its archives to find its next coach, hiring Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry, a disciple of longtime Hokies assistant Bud Foster. Pry was a graduate assistant working with the defensive line under Foster, the hugely successful...