Bill Belton scored on a 5-yard run with 1:13 to play and Penn State rallied from a 10-point deficit to post a 13-10 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night, spoiling the Scarlet Knights’ Big Ten Conference debut.
Christian Hackenberg threw for three touchdowns and 319 yards and Penn State was able to overcome its own offensive inconsistency to beat Akron 21-3 on Saturday.
Following a win in Ireland, the Nittany Lions are back in University Park for the home opener against Akron at noon Saturday. James Franklin’s team was able to come back and beat Central Florida 26-24 on a Sam Ficken field goal.
James Franklin and his staff are gearing up for their first spring practice on March 17. The Penn State Blue/White Game is on April 12.
With the departure of Bill O’Brien from Penn State, many feared that could also lead to the departure of star Freshman Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. For the first time since the hiring of James Franklin, Hackenberg spoke out and said he’s not going anywhere.
Christian Hackenberg hit Kyle Carter with a 15-yard touchdown pass in overtime and Ryan Keiser sealed the win with an end zone interception, lifting Penn State over Illinois 24-17 on Saturday.
Christian Hackenberg threw two touchdown passes in his first college game and the freshman led Penn State to 23-17 victory against Syracuse on Saturday.
Troy Clardy previewed the upcoming college football season with Phil Steele of Phil Steele’s College Football Preview.