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September 17, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
There was no doubt at the start of Penn State's football season that many eyes would be on Trace McSorley, the first quarterback other than Christian Hackenberg to start at the position since 2012. But the attention McSorley has received through the Nittany Lions' first two games has been ramped up, mainly because he has been asked to do more as opposing defenses load up to stop Saquon Barkley, the team's exciting running back. It has been a mix of good and bad for the 6-foot, 205-pound McSorley, a redshirt sophomore.
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September 17, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Matt Rhule can do without the nostalgia. The fourth-year Temple football coach is doing his best this week not to look back, although at times it can be a futile exercise. Rhule's mantra - and that of his fellow coaches - is to look only ahead, to the next opponent. It just so happens that the opponent was part of arguably the most significant win in school history to begin last season. When Rhule's Owls visit Penn State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, Temple will have its hands full combating an explosive no-huddle Penn State offense that played well in a 42-39 loss at Pitt last week.
NEWS
September 17, 2016
By Jared Rosenblatt There is justified outrage over the six-month sweetheart sentence that Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, served following his conviction of three felonies for his attack on a young woman. As bad as Turner's vile and despicable actions were, they pale in comparison to what Pennsylvania State University is about to do. Last week, Penn State announced plans to honor former head coach Joe Paterno on Sept. 17 - at a home football game to commemorate Paterno's first-ever game.
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September 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University plans to ask for $25 million more in state funding next year with hope of avoiding a tuition hike. At a presentation to university trustees Thursday, Penn State president Eric Barron acknowledged the request for $350 million - an 11 percent increase over its current allocation - might be a "stretch. " Barron said the university also will look to make $26 million in cuts for the 2017-18 year. That figure does not include savings the school anticipates from staff reductions as part of a voluntary retirement program announced this month.
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September 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Jalen Fitzpatrick mostly remembers the silence. He was a senior wide receiver at Temple in 2014, playing at Penn State, in front of a frenzied crowd of 100,173 at Beaver Stadium. Fitzpatrick was responsible for the longest stretch of silence when he caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Phillip Walker that cut Penn State's lead to 20-13 with 5 minutes, 8 seconds left in the third quarter. "I remember it going from really loud to really to really silent," Fitzpatrick said in a telephone interview.
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September 16, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Regardless of what happened last year, the Penn State party line for the game Saturday against Temple doesn't vary from what James Franklin and his players usually say about any opponent - basically, it's our most important game because it's our next game. But the Owls' 27-10 thrashing of the Nittany Lions last year at Lincoln Financial Field, their first victory in the series since 1941, has not been completely forgotten by Penn State's players. "It's going to be the type of game where, methodically through the week, we're going to practice with a chip on our shoulder so that what happened last year will not happen again this year," offensive tackle Andrew Nelson said Wednesday.
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September 16, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - For all the praise of Saquon Barkley, Penn State's sophomore running back isn't satisfied. After Saturday's 42-39 loss to Pitt, Barkley fixated not on his five touchdowns but on his third-quarter fumble. "I am tough on myself. That is just how I am," Barkley said Wednesday. "That fumble, I watched it about . . . a lot of times. " As he watched and rewatched, Barkley noticed his elbow turn as the ball started slipping out of his hands. Why torture himself, considering his 1,076-yard freshman season?
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September 16, 2016 | By Mike Jensen, STAFF WRITER
James Franklin has been in charge for 67 college football games as head coach at two schools, Vanderbilt and Penn State. Saturday will offer Franklin something new: a must win. If it sounds silly to call any one game such a thing, think about it. Can Franklin, in his third season in charge of the Nittany Lions, lose for the second straight year to Temple? Whatever Franklin's definition of "Dominate the State," can he go 0-3 over two seasons to Temple and Pitt? Forget the names on the other jerseys.
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September 15, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
Penn State had touted its up-tempo, no-huddle offense ever since the hiring of Joe Moorhead to be its new offensive coordinator last December. Through the Nittany Lions' first two games, however, the attack hasn't been breaking any speed limits. The Lions offense put up 39 points last Saturday in a loss to Pittsburgh and did a decent job with tempo when you look at the numbers - 66 plays in 24 minutes, 31 seconds of possession time. But there were frequent occasions when it looked as if Penn State had the Panthers defense on its heels, only to watch quarterback Trace McSorley and the rest of the unit look to the sidelines for the next play.
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September 15, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
The consensus on the Temple football team is that the 1-1 Owls aren't anywhere near where they need to be if they hope to approach the success they had last season. One person in particular who believes he needs to step up is quarterback Phillip Walker. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound senior has even more responsibility than a year ago, when strong senior leadership and production from the upperclassmen resulted in a 10-4 finish. This year's team is still feeling its way, looking for leaders and big-play performers to emerge.
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