November 19, 2012 |
After being stuck on the bench behind some older wide receivers last year, Allen Robinson worked diligently over the offseason, especially during the summer, to make an impact at Penn State. Robinson has done that. With only Saturday's home game against Wisconsin remaining, he could finish the season with the best overall numbers of any receiver the Nittany Lions have ever had. The sophomore posted career highs of 10 catches, 197 yards, and three touchdowns in Saturday's 45-22 victory over Indiana at Beaver Stadium.
September 16, 2012 |
After Penn State players gathered by the student section to sing the alma mater, and after they rang the victory bell for the first time this season, wide receiver Allen Robinson knelt in the end zone. He was the only player still on the field. The sophomore prayed silently for a moment, then jogged into the tunnel. "Saving the best for last," one student shouted down to the field. Robinson grinned and high-fived the fan. Indeed, in Penn State's 34-7 win against Navy (0-2)
March 15, 2012 |
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - While many other soon-to-be Penn State graduates line up interviews for jobs after college, Wednesday afternoon offered a similar experience for Nittany Lions football players. Along with allowing players not invited to the NFL combine a chance to show off their abilities to scouts, Penn State's pro day at Holuba Hall also gave players such as Devon Still and Derek Moye a chance to improve on numbers they recorded at the combine. Still, a defensive tackle projected as an early first-round pick, improved on his combine 40-yard dash time of 5.08 to 4.95.
February 16, 2012 |
PENN STATE All-America defensive tackle Devon Still will attend the NFL Scouting Combine next week in Indianapolis and take part in drills, agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed. Still was a late withdrawal from the Senior Bowl with a sprained big toe. Still, from Wilmington, is projected to go in the top 15 picks, so missing the Senior Bowl should not hurt his draft stock. He had 55 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and 4 1/2 sacks as a senior and was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
February 7, 2012 |
Seven player from Penn State and three from Temple were on the official list of invitations that was released yesterday for the NFL Scouting Combine. The Nittany Lions are cornerback Chaz Powell, defensive tackle Devon Still, defensive end Jack Crawford, cornerback D'Anton Lynn, wide receiver Derek Moye, linebacker Nate Stupar and guard Johnnie Troutman. The Owls are running back Bernard Pierce, tight end Evan Rodgriguez, linebacker Tahir Whitehead. Still, the All-American from Wilmington, is expected to be a first-round pick.
November 19, 2011 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Penn State scored all its points in the first half Saturday, with Stephfon Green scoring two touchdowns and Anthony Fera kicking two field goals, and took a 20-14 victory over Ohio State that kept the Nittany Lions in first place in the Big Ten Leaders Division. The Nittany Lions (9-2, 6-1) can clinch a berth in the first Big Ten championship game next Saturday when they take on Wisconsin at Madison, Wis. Making rather liberal use of the Wildcat formation with wide receivers Curtis Drake and Bill Belton, Penn State scored a touchdown, a field goal and a touchdown on its first three possessions of the game.
November 3, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - In coach Joe Paterno's mind, the Penn State quarterback job is still officially a two-man rotation. On the field, it sure looks as if Matt McGloin is the go-to guy in the huddle over Rob Bolden for the 16th-ranked Nittany Lions. "To be honest with you, it's always felt like it was my team ... whether I was in there or not," McGloin said Wednesday The passing game very much remains a work in progress in Happy Valley. Lately, though, McGloin has taken the majority of snaps, to varying degrees of success.
October 30, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye, sidelined since Oct. 11 with a broken bone in his left foot, was told before the game and once again at halftime to be ready. In Saturday's third quarter, wide receivers coach Mike McQueary gave Moye the go-ahead. The return of the senior standout, who barely practiced all week and wasn't even cleared until Thursday, proved crucial. He was on for one play in the third quarter. But on the final drive, with huge implications on the line, Moye was on to stay.
October 29, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Penn State wide receiver Derek Moye, sidelined since Oct. 11 with a broken bone in his left foot, was told before the game and once again at halftime to be ready. In Saturday's third quarter, wide receivers coach Mike McQueary gave Moye the go-ahead. The return of the senior standout, who barely practiced all week and wasn't even cleared until Thursday, proved crucial. He was on for a few plays in the third quarter. But on the final drive, with huge implications on the line, Moye was on to stay.
October 16, 2011 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - After early-season inconsistency with their field-goal kicking, the Penn State special teams finally received some positive attention in contributing to the Nittany Lions' 23-18 win over Purdue. Anthony Fera went 3 for 3 on field goals and uncorked a 69-yard punt that backed the Boilermakers up to the shadow of their own goalpost late in the game. Justin Brown reeled off a 33-yard punt return that set up a third-quarter field goal. Chaz Powell was stopped 3 yards short of his second kickoff-return touchdown of the season.