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2016 Schedule
2-2, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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SVP picks college football's Week 5 winners (2:46)
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Is Franklin's job safe at Penn State? (2:00)

Nittany Lions really need a win

Penn State is 0-2 against Power 5 opponents, including a one-sided 49-10 loss at Michigan last week. Unbeaten Minnesota will present another challenge on Saturday. Maisel: Week 5 notes

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin is not on the hot seat, according to athletic director Sandy Barbour. She told the Altoona (Pa.) Mirror on Wednesday that, "He's not on the hot seat, and he's not going to be on the hot seat in December." Penn State is currently 2-2 with upcoming games against Minnesota and Maryland.

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Penn State coach Franklin gets support from AD

Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour told the Altoona (Pa.) Mirror on Wednesday that football coach James Franklin's job is not in danger.

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Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Penn State coach James Franklin had to say when asked about the Big Ten's statement today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday:

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin said he did not "want to go down that road" when asked about the Big Ten's statement earlier today saying officials should not have ejected PSU LB Brandon Smith for targeting Saturday. He said officials told him one thing during the game -- which he reiterated during his post-game remarks -- and another thing later on. He did say he appreciated the statement, however.

Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten released a statement Wednesday afternoon, saying that officials should not have ejected Penn State LB Brandon Smith for targeting against Michigan:

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Week 5 in the Big Ten: What to watch for

Wisconsin will begin a rugged October schedule by facing Michigan on Saturday, with a chance to earn its third win over a top-10 foe this season.

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USC's playoff hopes will have to wait another year

The struggles continue for Clay Helton and USC. After losing to Utah to fall to 1-3, the Trojans are one of 11 teams axed from CFP consideration by The Eliminator.

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Trojans lead a class of 11 ousted from the playoff (1:20)
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Michigan records 326 rushing yards in dominating win (1:06)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 4 Michigan moves to 4-0 by pummeling Penn State, 49-10. A big test waits for the Wolverines next week. Wisconsin should be ranked in the top 10 when the Badgers get to Ann Arbor next Saturday.

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Penn State LB ejected for targeting (1:06)

Team Stats

Passing Yards237.3Tied-66th
Rushing Yards101.3122nd
Points For29.0Tied-73rd
Points Against32.8Tied-98th

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