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7-0, 1st in Big Ten - East
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Misery loves company and there was plenty of it in Week 8

The wear and tear of the season is starting to show. We saw a middle-finger salutes from Tennessee, an ill-tempered Jimbo Fisher, another near-miss for Texas and prime-time clunkers for USC and Michigan.

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Penn State pours it on late against Michigan (0:59)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State tight end Mike Gesicki explained why he leaped clear over Trace McSorley after a touchdown in the first half. "I get pretty excited," he said. "... I was trying to chest bump, but he didn't look at me so I ended up just going right over the top of him."

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Saquon Barkley describes one of his plays that stuck with him the post against Michigan, and still finds a way to constructively criticize it, even though the Penn State RB finished with 108 yards and two touchdowns.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

James Franklin says he has been working on the direct snap to Barkley wrinkle since training camp. Franklin had to convince Moorhead not to show that look in the first six games.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

James Franklin called tonight's record crowd at Beaver Stadium "awesome." He said he gave his players 30 seconds to soak it in when they first took the field. He was, though, a little disappointed in the lack of white pants he saw for the white out.

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Why It Worked: Saquon's 69-yard TD Run (0:53)
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Penn State pay back: No. 2 Nittany Lions beat Michigan 42-13

Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley cut through Michigan's stingy defense, each scoring three touchdowns, and No. 2 Penn State emphatically avenged its last regular-season loss with a 42-13 victory against the 19th-ranked Wolverines on Saturday night.

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Saquon Barkley and Penn State celebrate with fans after a throttling of Michigan.

Jacob Roen ESPN 

Penn State celebrated a blowout victory over Michigan and a new attendance record at Beaver Stadium with the singing of their alma mater.

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Michigan defense flattened by Penn State (2:16)
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Penn State's stars dominate Wolverines (1:42)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State players ring the bell after another win in Happy Valley. It's been more than a year since they've lost here.

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McSorley: 'Last year motivated us' (1:24)
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Franklin: 'Happy to be 1-0 this week' (1:16)
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College Football Playoff picks after Week 8

Penn State made an enormous playoff statement with its dominant win over Michigan, solidifying its No. 2 spot among our experts' picks. And Alabama just keeps rolling along, looking like the clear-cut No. 1.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Saquon Barkley is now the first player in Penn State history with 3,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards.

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Barkley bobbles and scores big TD (0:41)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

110,823 in attendance at Michigan-Penn State. Record crowd at Beaver Stadium.

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Trace McSorley showed some serious wiggle on his second touchdown run of the game. He got a little redemption on cornerback David Long, who had an interception in the first half, by turning him around en route to the end zone.

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McSorley weaves and dives for 2nd TD (0:39)
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Franklin: 'Gotta be more consistent on defense' (0:34)
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Isaac drives through for a Michigan TD (0:37)
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PSU's offense rules en route to 21-13 halftime lead (1:24)

Team Stats

Passing Yards291.222nd
Rushing Yards165.066th
Points For39.715th
Points Against9.01st