Month: December 2014
Penn State left tackle Donovan Smith, seen by most as the team’s best offensive lineman, will forgo his senior season of eligibility and enter the 2015 NFL Draft.
The excitement around Penn State basketball has been palpable throughout the non-conference schedule this season for the first time in as long as I can remember. That game is apparently not lost on Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, who took to Twitter during the Pinstripe Bowl jubilation on Saturday to come after Penn State’s sacred cheer.
After sanctions were handed down, “experts” thought that Penn State football was a thing of the past. Well, football Saturdays still mean something to Penn Staters, and we have Bill O’Brien to thank for it.
Christian Hackenberg threw for four touchdowns and 371 yards, as Penn State defeated Boston College, 31-30 in overtime to win the Pinstripe Bowl.
Say what you will about Hackenberg’s season, but the sophomore came up big when the spotlight shone brightest, completing 34-of-50 for 371 yards and four touchdowns in front of 49,012 fans, the second-largest crowd to ever watch a football game at Yankee Stadium.
Ficken topped off a rollercoaster of a career by nailing a field goal to tie up the Pinstripe Bowl in the final minute and knocking home an extra point in overtime for the walk-off win.
James Franklin said on Friday that Penn State’s offensive line was the most improved unit of pre-bowl practices. He wasn’t lying. After failing to protect Christian Hackenberg throughout the year, en route to allowing over 40 sacks, a Penn State record, the Nittany Lions’ front five consistently provided the space and time the sophomore quarterback needed […]