Penn State climbed back into the top-10 in this week's set of College Football Playoff rankings, this time checking in at No. 10.
If there was a magic wand to wave in front of Penn State's offensive line that would make it more physical, James Franklin would've tried it by now.
Penn State will be without starting linebacker Manny Bowen for a second consecutive week, James Franklin said Tuesday at his weekly news conference.
One year ago, he was Penn State's beloved kicker, the one who teammates and fans dubbed Big Toe.
Jason Cabinda approached the line of scrimmage and the Nittany Lions' middle linebacker barked out one command after the next.
It'd be understandable if Saquon Barkley's frustrations mounted at this point in the season.
Saquon Barkley's pent-up frustrations -- or at least some of them -- seemed to fade as he left his feet.
Penn State's hopes for a happy homecoming will be front and center Saturday afternoon
Starting cornerback John Reid sustained a knee injury in spring practice and will not take the field this season, James Franklin said Thursday night.
In all likelihood these final two home games in Beaver Stadium will be the last time Saquon Barkley runs out of the tunnel wearing a Penn State jersey.
Heather Lyke, in an interview with CantonRep.com this week, said Pitt has a contract "very close to being done and being sent to Penn State to extend the football deal."
Getting back on track after back-to-back losses seems to be going well for the Nittany Lions. James Franklin isn't ready to call in the reinforcements.
Back-to-back losses have the Nittany Lions sitting at No. 14 in this week's College Football Playoff rankings.
J.T. Barrett and Brian Lewerke each picked apart the Penn State defense and after both games the focus was put back on the Lions' inability to rush the passer.
James Franklin called his team "too finesse" Saturday night after the Lions' loss to Michigan State. That fix won't come overnight, he said.
The issues are hardly new for this 2017 Penn State team.
Saquon Barkley kicked his feet up as the Nittany Lions blasted music in their locker room and makeshift holding area at Spartan Stadium.
Penn State's pass rush problem isn't going away.