Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.
Penn State suffered a tough 23-30 loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in overtime Saturday.
Christian Hackenberg threw two touchdown passes in his first college game leading Penn State to a 23-17 victory against Syracuse on Saturday.
Unless I become miraculously inspired, which isn’t likely, there seem to be only two institutions worth writing about up front this week: Penn State and the Eagles. Let’s begin at Mount Nittany.
Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and Wisconsin’s Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State’s 24-21 win Saturday in an emotional season finale in Happy Valley.
Virginia’s Michael Rocco hit Jake McGee on a 6-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 to play Saturday, and Sam Ficken’s fourth missed field goal of the game — from 42 yards at the gun — preserved the Cavaliers’ 17-16 victory over Penn State.