Tag Archives: Sam Ficken

Belated Nittany Lion review versus Iowa

Penn State visited Iowa this weekend to play a football game against the Hawkeyes. The result was a 38-14 thwomping in which the Nittany Lions dominated every aspect of the game save for garbage time kick return touchdowns. Penn State … Continue reading

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Penn State crushes Illinois 35-7 in Big Ten opener

Woo. What a wild weekend. It seems like a long, long time since Penn State polished off a refreshingly comfortable win over Illinois on Saturday. I was having a good time with some PSU friends at Tonic East while simultaneously … Continue reading

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Penn State dispatches Temple 24-13 behind McGloin’s 318

Despite being hampered by penalties all afternoon, Penn State defeated Temple once again on Saturday 24-13. Temple quarterback Chris Coyer was shaky all day, throwing for only 124 yards with a 50% completion rate. Meanwhile, Penn State’s Matt McGloin made … Continue reading

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O’Brien discusses not kicking field goals in weekly presser

Last Saturday with a 20-0 lead over Navy, Penn State faced a 4th-and-goal from the eight-yard line towards in the end of the second quarter. Common sense would seem to dictate a field goal attempt here, especially considering that Penn … Continue reading

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O’Brien likes to gamble and other football presser fun

Probably the biggest positive thing I’ve seen from Bill O’Brien so far in his Penn State coaching career is his willingness to not punt on fourth down. So far this season, Penn State has already gone for it on fourth … Continue reading

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Jones to play tight end and other Penn State notes

The other day I wondered how bad Paul Jones had to be at quarterback to be passed on the depth chart by true freshman Steven Bench, who didn’t inspire confidence with his play on Saturday. Well, it turns out that … Continue reading

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Penn State breaks fans’ hearts, loses 17-16 at Virginia

This was a tough one to swallow. Penn State took a 16-10 lead into the final eight minutes of today’s game at Virginia, but Cavaliers quarterback Michael Rocco drove his team down the field for the win. The series culminated … Continue reading

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