2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
7-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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3hDan Murphy

Michigan CB sorry for flipping off Penn St. fans

Michigan's Lavert Hill was photographed showing two middle fingers to the crowd at the end of the Wolverines' loss at Penn State on Saturday, a gesture for which the cornerback has apologized.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Michigan's Lavert Hill about gesture at PSU game: "I sincerely regret my inappropriate gesture at the end of Saturday's football game. I let my emotions get the best of me and learned a valuable lesson. I am truly sorry for this offensive gesture and vow that it will not happen again."

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Franklin on the team's win over Michigan

Penn State HC James Franklin sheds light on the Nittany Lions' statement over Michigan, the team's preparation for Ohio State, blocking out external distractions and more.

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McFarland on Penn State's dominant win

ESPN CFB analyst Booger McFarland weighs in on Penn State's dominance over Michigan, Notre Dame's statement win, possible final four teams to make the CFB Playoffs and more.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
6hGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Recruiting Insiders: Week 8 news

Notre Dame and Miami had the biggest weekends. The Irish routed USC in front of a number of top targets while the Hurricanes bolstered their class with a new commitment.

ESPN Stats & Info

Historic mark in Barkley's crosshairs

Saquon Barkley's 176 all-purpose yards in Saturday's win over Michigan moves him past Blair Thomas for third-most in Penn State history. Barkley needs 359 all-purpose yards to break Larry Johnson's school record, which could happen fairly soon. He's averaging an FBS-best 211 per game this season. (ESPN Stats & Info)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Penn State is closing the gap with Ohio State in FPI, which predicts strength above average (in points per game) going forward.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's "College GameDay" is headed to Columbus for Ohio State's home showdown against Penn State, a Top 10 matchup with huge playoff implications. Ohio State will make its 40th appearance on the show and will host for the 17th time (most among any school) and the second this season. Penn State makes its 18th appearance and will be on consecutive shows after hosting GameDay this past week for the Michigan game.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Penn State may have impressed last night against Michigan, but FPI is still not particularly bullish on the Nittany Lions' chances to win the Big Ten. The model gives them an 18% chance to win the conference, behind Wisconsin (30%) and Ohio State (52%).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After routing USC last night, Notre Dame received a 2.7-point upgrade to its FPI rating and moved up three spots in the FPI rankings to No. 5. No new teams entered the top 10, and the order of the top four teams did not change.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Penn State's Saquon Barkley has the nation's longest active streak of games with a touchdown (14). He last didn't reach the end zone against Ohio State in PSU's win last fall. Ohio State allows just 1.3 yards after contact on runs, and despite Barkley's brilliance against Michigan, he had only 6 rush yards after contact.

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Franklin has time on his mind (0:47)
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Barkley helps Heisman case in White Out rout (0:59)
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Barkley, Penn State roll past Michigan (0:59)
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Penn State pours it on late against Michigan (0:59)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki explained why he leaped clear over Trace McSorley after a touchdown in the first half. "I get pretty excited," he said. "... I was trying to chest bump, but he didn't look at me so I ended up just going right over the top of him."

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Saquon Barkley describes one of his plays that stuck with him the post against Michigan, and still finds a way to constructively criticize it, even though the Penn State RB finished with 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

James Franklin says he has been working on the direct snap to Barkley wrinkle since training camp. Franklin had to convince Moorhead not to show that look in the first six games.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

James Franklin called tonight's record crowd at Beaver Stadium "awesome." He said he gave his players 30 seconds to soak it in when they first took the field. He was, though, a little disappointed in the lack of white pants he saw for the white out.

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Why It Worked: Saquon's 69-yard TD Run (0:53)
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Penn State payback: No. 2 Nittany Lions beat Michigan 42-13

Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley cut through Michigan's stingy defense, each scoring three touchdowns, and No. 2 Penn State emphatically avenged its last regular-season loss with a 42-13 victory against the 19th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night.

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Saquon Barkley and Penn State celebrate with fans after a throttling of Michigan.

Team Stats

Passing Yards289.925th
Rushing Yards173.455th
Points For40.015th
Points Against9.61st