The Nittany Lions are averaging almost 40 points and 460 total yards a game, but they haven't seen a defense that has as much speed and talent as the Wolverines. A little more than a year removed from an embarrassing 49-10 loss in Ann Arbor, Penn State handed MI the worst loss of the Jim Harbaugh era.* Penn State and Saquon Barkley jumped all over MI in the first five minutes to build a lightning-quick 14-0 lead, and shut out the Wolverines in the second half while blowing the doors wide open in a 42-13 rout against a team that had entered the week with the top-ranked defense in the nation. Five of Penn State's six games have hit the under, while Michigan's point total has been under in four out of six matchups.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. In a battle of teams still searching for their first conference win, Penn State turned it on in a big way during a 6-2 victory over Rutgers on Sunday. This is the longest streak in school history.
"If you know anything about the man who runs our program, we haven't even talked about the next one", Nittany Lions tight end Mike Gesicki said. Just like Penn State had a week off to prepare for a revenge game at home, Ohio State will be coming off a bye week to prepare for their own revenge game at home against the only team to hand them a loss in the regular season a year ago.
No. 2 Penn State beat No. 19 MI 42-13in the "White Out" at Beaver Stadium on Saturday in a Big Ten showdown that lived up to the hype.
A grittier performance was what Penn State coach James Franklin wanted to see against the hard-hitting Wolverines and what he wants moving forward. Penn State has been a much better team than MI this season. Quarterback John O'Korn has to take care of the ball as Heisman hopeful running back Saquon Barkley can not be given extra opportunities to touch the football.
Barkley's Heisman campaign slowed a bit the last couple of weeks as he was held to a 121 yards rushing and 60 receiving. He then added a third before the game was over. Barkley also recorded his 14 consecutive game with a touchdown, the longest active streak in the FBS Finally, he broke the Penn State record for career scrimmage touchdowns with his 42, passing former Penn State great Lydell Mitchell (41). According to OddsShark, Penn State is favored by 9.5 points, and the over-under is set at 44. The No. 2 Nittany Lions found creative ways to get Barkley the ball.
The No. 2 Nittany Lions beat No. 19 MI 42-13 in front of a white out crowd of 110,823, the largest in Beaver Stadium history. "We got a pretty good defense around here, too".
Meanwhile, left tackle Ryan Bates had MI star Rashan Gary handled, tracking Gary's wide pursuit and placing a few well-timed shoves to eliminate him from the play.
Defensive leader Jason Cabinda, a senior linebacker, spoke to teammates Friday night during a "share" session at the team hotel.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The No. 6 Penn State field hockey team made quick work of IN on Sunday with a 7-1 victory. Fries impressed at right tackle where Penn State has started both Chasz Wright and Andrew Nelson.