Penn State Nittany Lions at Purdue Boilermakers
After a win that felt like a loss, Penn State hits the road with a 5-3 record. This is only the second trip to Purdue this century.
Yes, it does get harder to do these things when the team is playing poorly.
Penn State Gameday Central – Intercollegiate Athletics
Penn State was lethargic for most of the game, but the defense, aided by some key dropped passes, kept the Illini out the end zone long enough to get some turnovers and let the offense wake up a little bit. Most troubling sign — the defense scored 9 points in the redzone, the offense 7. More
THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT: PURDUE BOILERMAKERS
This is only the second time Penn State has visited West Lafyette in the 21st century. Penn State owns the series, losing only once.
Purdue and Penn State have identical 5-3 records. Neither team has beaten anybody of significance and both have some weaknesses. Not surprisingly for Purdue, it is the defense. For Penn State it is the offensive line. Last week, Purude’s offense couldn’t do anything and lost to Wisconsin. Penn State’s couldn’t do anything aganist Illinois, but found a way to win.
Penn State is still unranked in the major college polls and will be for sometime. The next opprutunity to get back in is winning the next two games. They probably aren’t the best 5-3 team in the country.
Transcript | Audio (Fight On State)
Purdue’s no longer league’s hot program – Patriot-News
Nittany Lions’ line still seeking unity – CDT
Lions look to become bowl eligible – The Collegian
Purdue, Penn St. both need win to boost bowl hopes – AP/CDT
PSU wideouts stoke fire in hopes of increasing production – CDT
Football: Penn State needs to get more mileage out of Morelli, receivers – Post-Gazette
PSU Football: Purdue quarterback battles with inconsistency – Post-Gazette
Penn State vs. Purdue: The Matchup – Tribune-Review
Penn State dogged by questions – CDT
Lions lucky to be in running – The Collegian
Carroll H. Cook (’54 Pitt) had nothing to say about Penn State again. The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
The contest is being televised in the northeast and upper mid-west by ABC, coverage starts at noon. Coverage map
Penn State Football Official Site – from the “Kremlin”
50 Yard Lion Blog – an Altoona dentist; daily (Patriot-News)
PA Sports Blog – mostly recruiting, if that is your thing
NittPickers – fans who work for the Patriot-News
No Cheering Aloud – sportswriters at the Patriot-News
Nittany Lines Blog — sports ed. from The Morning Call
Jeff Rice’s blog — PSU football beat writer at the CDT
Ask Jeff Q & A (CDT)
Monday Morning QB – Steve Smith (CDT)
FightOnState.com — free
Blue White Illustrated — Phil Grosz, subscription required
Penn State’s defense is better than Purdue’s offense. Penn State offense is good enough against Purdue’s defense, but it is still close. Penn State wins 27-20.
Go STATE, beat Boilermakers!