Penn State is Going to be Nasty Good in the Big 10

Ali Frantti

What are your thoughts on Penn State coming out of the Pittsburgh game?

James Franklin kept trying to downplay the importance of Penn State's meeting with Pittsburgh.

"Special teams, a lot of people don't understand that we have the ability to change the game", safety Nick Scott said.

Is Saquon Barkley the best player in the country?

Mike Gesicki had a pair of first-quarter touchdown receptions and Barkley finished with 183 total yards and two scores as Penn State ended a two-game skid against the Panthers in front of the largest crowd to pack Beaver Stadium in almost a decade.

The Nittany Lions are very adept at getting the ball down the field and keeping it in front of the goal, but own just three goals on the season.

"He's a huge asset, with his talent, he's always working on punting", Scott said. Trace McSorley is a baller and building on last year's experience is only going to help him lead Penn State toward a playoff birth.

"He gives us a spark because he can run", Narduzzi said of DiNucci. ' "In order for Penn State's offense and Barkley to produce against the better teams on the schedule, the passing game must improve.Tight end Mike Gesicki has 10 catches for 97 yards and four touchdowns so far, but the wide receivers caught just six passes against Pitt."I think we were a little off (in the passing game)", Franklin said". We've now solved the problem on punt return. The more we score, the more we're going to get confidence to keep taking those shots.

On the other side of things, as crucial as the Nittany Lion defense proved to be, there's no denying that there's still room for improvement with next weekend's Georgia State matchup now on the horizon.

The Nittany Lions (1-1-2) just barely defeated the Red Flash (2-3-0), when sophomore forward Christian Sload scored the winning goal with 36 seconds left in double overtime.

"Having to drive the length of the field in a methodical way, it's tough to do", Browne said.

For Barkley though, reflecting on success in all three phrases is simply a handsome sight to recall, like a musical, as he calls it with a laugh.

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