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2017 Schedule
3-0, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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6hAdam Rittenberg

Franklin hits back at late TO critics, defends call

Penn State coach James Franklin on Tuesday again defended his decision to call timeout and set up his field goal block team at the end of Saturday's 56-0 win over Georgia State.

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Penn State- Iowa set for collision in Iowa City (0:56)
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16hHeather Dinich

Potential pitfalls for top CFP contenders: Penn State

The Nittany Lions are determined to leave no doubt in the selection committee's mind that they're one of the top four teams, but their future schedule features two potential top-10 opponents in back-to-back weeks.

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Franklin says Barkley works the hardest (0:54)
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1dJeremy Mills

College football's best quarterbacks in Week 3

Trace McSorley threw the longest TD pass ever at Beaver Stadium, which was one of four, to go along with one rushing touchdown in leading the Nittany Lions to a 56-0 pasting of Georgia State.

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1dMel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay

Picking the conference champs after Week 3

Our two experts are split on which school will come out on top in the Big Ten. They do agree on which division the winner will come from.

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3dESPN staff

College Football Playoff picks after Week 3

If the season ended today, our experts would have a playoff with a distinct Oklahoma flavor, as the Sooners and Cowboys both earn nods. Meanwhile, Alabama is no longer a unanimous No. 1 after Clemson's big win over Louisville.

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Penn State blanks Georgia State (0:47)
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McSorley leads No. 5 Penn State in rout of Georgia State

Trace McSorley threw a Beaver Stadium-record 85-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley for one of his four scoring strikes and also ran for a touchdown in No. 5 Penn State's 56-0 victory over Georgia State 56-0 on Saturday night.

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Official goes flying after getting trucked (0:30)
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Barkley busts a move and takes it 85 yards to the house (0:35)
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McSorley throws third TD in first half (0:22)
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Starting QB connects with backup QB for a Penn State TD (0:24)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio defensive end Tyreke Smith is visiting USC this weekend for the game against Texas. Smith, the No. 152 ranked prospect, will also visit Alabama October 14 for its game against Arkansas, Penn State on an unofficial visit for its game against Michigan on October 21, Ohio State October 28 against Penn State, Oregon for its game against Oregon State November 25 and then take his official visit to Penn State in December 8.

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Back-to-back games could define Penn State's season

The Nittany Lions' College Football Playoff hopes hinge on what happens in October. They host Michigan on Oct. 7 and then a week later travel to Columbus for a meeting with No. 8 Ohio State, which can't afford another loss this season after falling to Oklahoma.

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Jackson favored to repeat

Can Lamar Jackson become the second two-time Heisman winner? Vegas certainly thinks so, giving him by far the best odds to win. Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold helped their chances with big wins on Saturday but are still playing catch up with Jackson.

Team Stats

Passing Yards282.037th
Rushing Yards187.051st
Points For47.0Tied-11th
Points Against4.72nd

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