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What you need to know: Penn State at Illinois

5 crucial takeaways from Coach James Franklin

Last week, Coach James Franklin seemed ecstatic by the effort put forth by the Penn State football team against Pittsburgh. In the post-game press conference, Franklin highlighted building depth on the roster, while emphasizing the importance building team chemistry. While a concrete scheme and blueprint is necessary, but Franklin believes having the right players on the field is equally important. For example, seven true freshmen have already touched the field, a number sure to increase as the season rolls on. Franklin offered insightful predictions and conclusions about the current state of the Penn State football team, including these five crucial takeways.

What you need to know: Penn State vs. Kent State

After Penn State’s domination at Pitt last week, what can we expect to see at our game against Kent state on our own turf? Read on, and we’ll let you know!

Game details: vs. Kent State, noon kickoff, broadcast on FS1.

Records: No. 11 Penn State 2-0, Kent State 1-1.

Last week: Penn State throttled Pitt 51-6 at Heinz Field, while Kent State beat Howard 54-14.

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has won 15 consecutive games.

Trace McSorley through the eyes of Nittany Lions

What makes Trace McSorley elite?

In a word: plenty.

If his senior season comes close to mirroring the success he’s had the last two years, it can be argued that McSorley compiled the most impressive career for any quarterback ever to play at Penn State. He’ll certainly have the numbers to prove it.

Leading up to the season, we asked a handful of coaches and quarterback Sean Clifford for their insight into what makes McSorley one of the best players in the country and a Heisman Trophy contender.

Competition teaches drive-progress in the trenches

Going up against the same guy practice after practice, year-round, can be tiring if you’re occupying a spot along either the offensive or defensive line for the Nittany Lions.

It can also be motivating, helpful and possibly even lead to some spirited competition.   

Take Penn State football’s spring practice on April 11, for example.

Coach Franklin's five takeaways from the season opener

When Coach James Franklin took the podium during Tuesday’s press conference, common themes that kept coming through were the trust he has in his team to correct mistakes, the pride he feels in their successes and the faith he has in you, the Penn State fan base. Keep reading to find out how all three will play an integral role over the rest of the season.

What you need to know: Penn State vs. Pitt

This week, we’re telling you everything you need to know about the upcoming and fully-charged Penn State vs. Pitt game, this Saturday, September 8.

Game details: at Heinz Field, 8 p.m. kickoff, broadcast on ABC.

Records: Penn State 1-0 at Pitt 1-0.

Last week: Penn State and Pitt both outpaced overmatched opponents, with the Nittany Lions beating Appalachian State 45-38 and the Panthers upending Albany 33-7.  

PSU football, four friends and their (self-proclaimed) TV-Tailgating sensation

As summer winds down, we know it means that Penn State football season is ramping up.  You’ve been waiting nine months for the season, and you’re ready to get back to Happy Valley to tailgate, hang-out in downtown bars and restaurants and pre-game the way you did for years when you were living in State College.  But then it hits you: you have a family now and a very full agenda.

What you need to know: Penn State vs. Appalachian State

Starting today, we are your go-to site for all things Penn State football. Each week, we’ll tell you what to expect, what to keep an eye on and where and when you can catch the Nittany Lions every Saturday this season.

Game details: vs. Appalachian State, 3:30 p.m. kickoff, BTN.

Records: Penn State 0-0, Appalachian State 0-0.

Venue: Beaver Stadium, where Penn State has finished undefeated the last two seasons.

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