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Barkley is Penn State's Soft-Spoken Superstar

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Remember this number. It’s historically significant, and we’ll come back to it later. For now, let’s focus on the present and near future.

Following Penn State’s 42-39 setback to Pitt earlier this month at Heinz Field, sensational sophomore running back Saquon Barkley appeared through a door and took his place behind a podium.

I’m sure he was tired. Scoring five touchdowns —which Barkley did against the Panthers — will do that to you. He’d just completed a game that would constitute a season for some players.

10 Memorable Homecoming Games

Homecoming is a time for the community to welcome back alumni and to celebrate the history and traditions of Penn State with events throughout the week showcasing the different community organizations, student groups and programs throughout State College. But come Saturday afternoon, Homecoming is all about football. This year, Penn State welcomes the Maryland Terrapins to Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 8 for the 97th Homecoming game in Nittany Lion history.

           

What you need to know: Penn State V. Minnesota

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: Penn State vs. Minnesota/3:30 p.m./BTN

Records: Penn State (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten), Minnesota (3-0, 0-0 Big Ten)

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has an all-time record of 273-72, for a winning percentage of 79 percent.

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 69 degrees, mainly cloudy with showers.  

What you need to know: Penn State V. Michigan

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

Need-To-Know Details: Penn State (2-1) vs. No. 4 Michigan (3-0)/3:30 p.m./ABC

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 76 degrees, cloudy with possible showers.

View from the Cheap Seats: The Temple of Boom

This time was a much different story – the rematch with Temple carried everything from revenge to recruiting to questions about the state of the program. The Nittany Lions avoided any emotional letdown from their near-comeback loss to Pitt last week with a solid performance in a game they needed to win. And win they did.

What you need to know: Penn State V. Temple

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season.

 

Need-To-Know Details: Penn State (1-1) vs. Temple (1-1)/Noon/BTN

 

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 76 degrees, with an afternoon thunderstorm.

 

View from the Cheap Seats: The Pitt Game

The Team Who Showed Up Early, That Defense, and Other Thoughts

Where to start? I guess with thanking my doctor, who will be operating on my shoulder the day before we play Michigan. Why am I thanking him? Plain and simple, I am taking some nice medicine to help with the pain I feel on a daily basis. That medicine allowed me to make it through this game.

Where to Watch Penn State-Pitt

Can’t make it to Pittsburgh this weekend for the long-anticipated renewal of the Penn State-Pitt football rivalry?

No worries. State College (and beyond) has plenty of options. Below are just a handful of places from where you and your friends can watch the Nittany Lions and Panthers, who will kick off at noon on ESPN.

Home D Pizzeria in State College

What You Need to Know: Penn State V. Pitt

Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on, and when and where you can catch the Nittany Lions on fall Saturdays this season. 

Need-To-Know Details: at Heinz Field/Noon/ESPN

Weather Forecast (via AccuWeather): High of 85 degrees, with possible showers in the afternoon.

View from the Cheap Seats: The Jitters Wore Off

Welcome back to the Cheap Seats. A lot has transpired since we last spoke. Beer has been consumed, and even more pancakes. I do love pancakes. What I don’t love are season openers. Not at all. In fact, I wish college football would implement at least one... dare I say it … preseason game. I realize that the unknown heading into a season is part of the allure of college football, but season openers make me want to run around with scissors.

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