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4-2, 5th in Big Ten - East

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No team's playoff position improved in Week 7 more than Michigan. The Wolverines are now the sixth most likely team to reach the playoff, narrowly ahead of Oklahoma.


Lewerke rallies Michigan State over No. 8 Penn State, 21-17

Brian Lewerke threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 19 seconds left to lift Michigan State past No. 8 Penn State 21-17 on Saturday, making it two consecutive seasons that the Spartans used a late score to hand the Nittany Lions a second...

Penn State last gasp falls short (0:38)
Penn State drops INT that could have sealed the game (0:31)
Michigan State Lewerke finds Davis for 25-yard go-ahead TD (0:48)
Michigan State's Lewerke finds reciever wide open for 20-yard TD (0:34)
Michigan St. fakes punt for a 26-yard gain. (0:34)
Penn State's Sanders jukes defenders for 48-yard TD (0:47)
Michigan St. RB powers in for 1-yard TD (0:34)
Penn State's Sanders dashes up the middle for 78-yard gain (0:32)
Penn State's McSorley finds Hamler for a 5-yard TD (0:30)
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Top 25 takeaways: Upsets rule in wild Week 7

Four top-eight teams lost on Saturday, shaking up the College Football Playoff chase. What have we learned from the day's games?

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Five teams have separated themselves from the pack in the College Football Playoff race.

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12dTom VanHaaren

Six teams built for playoff runs

FPI has already narrowed the field of College Football Playoff contenders to nine, but only six of those have built the depth through recruiting that it takes to make a championship run.

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PSU halts helicopter use to disperse tailgaters

A Penn State police spokeswoman said Tuesday that it won't resume using helicopters to make announcements outside Beaver Stadium after a state police chopper flew so low over an unruly tailgating crowd that it sent tents and other items flying Saturday.


Campus Conversations: Big Wins And Big Questions After Week 5

Brad Edwards, Heather Dinich & Chris Low discuss big wins for Ohio State (3:02) & Notre Dame (11:29), discuss what "chalk" would create for the rest of the year (17:00) & more. Plus, questions about Clemson's QB situation (23:10), Walk-Ons (33:02) and Extra Points (38:57).

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Stanford's loss to Notre Dame hurt the Pac-12's already slim chance to send a team to the playoff.

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Ohio State is now almost as likely to make the playoff as Alabama.

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If Penn State wins out but fails to win its division, the Nittany Lions would have a 53% chance to reach the playoff, per ESPN's Playoff Predictor.


Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley said this team isn't going to let one disappointing loss fester.

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Obviously, Ohio State and Notre Dame were the two biggest gainers in playoff chance after last night. Though Penn State's chances took a big hit, the Nittany Lions are certainly still alive in the playoff race.

Finebaum on Franklin: Take responsibility for loss to OSU (1:24)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

An emotional Penn State coach James Franklin: "We should have finished that game."

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16dChris Low

Franklin on final Penn State play: 'That's on me'

James Franklin said a run play that was stuffed by Ohio State late in Penn State's loss Saturday night was his decision. "We obviously didn't make the right call in that situation, and that's on me, nobody else."

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.363rd
Rushing Yards251.812th
Points For44.58th
Points Against21.034th

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