Nittany Lions climbing in polls

Posted: September 08, 2009

Penn State moved up in the college football polls today after Saturday's opening 31-7 victory over Akron at Beaver Stadium.

The Nittany Lions improved to No. 5 in the USA Today coaches' poll and seventh in the Associated Press media poll. In the preseason, Penn State was eighth in the coaches' poll and tied for ninth with Oklahoma State in the AP poll.

The Lions will host Syracuse (0-1) on Saturday.

Hurricanes soaring. Miami is savoring a drama-filled 38-34 win over Florida State on Monday night.

Sophomore quarterback Jacory Harris put together a game-winning drive in the final minute and threw for 386 yards.

The Hurricanes jumped back in the top 25 at No. 20 in the AP poll and No. 22 in the USA Today poll.

Sidelined Sooner. Tight end Jermaine Gresham will miss the rest of the season after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. He was hurt Saturday in a 14-13 upset loss to Brigham Young.

Fullback out. Notre Dame fullback James Aldridge will miss Saturday's game against Michigan with a sprained right shoulder.

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