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What Penn State Football Slide in College Football Playoff Rankings Means to New Year’s Six Bowl Hopes

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Penn State Football moved down two spots to No. 12 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, following a 24-15 loss to Michigan Saturday. Penn State was ranked No. 10 before the loss to Michigan, and was passed Louisville, Oregon State, and Missouri following the loss. The Nittany Lions’ resume on the season … Read more

Playoff Path for Penn State Football Goes Beyond Beating Michigan | Tiebreaker Breakdown

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Penn State Football will get a big game do over this Saturday afternoon when Michigan comes to town. The Nittany Lions‘ loss to top-ranked Ohio State three weeks ago hurt Penn State‘s chances of making the College Football Playoff, but it did not end them. Their path to their first ever playoff berth starts with … Read more

Projecting the Initial College Football Playoff Top-10 and Where Penn State Football Ranks

Drew Allar

Finally, the AP Poll rankings no longer matter for Penn State Football. While the College Football Playoff rankings are not perfect, I look forward to the point in the year every season where the AP Poll, and all of its biases from random media members, no longer matters. Here entering week 10, we will finally … Read more

Will Penn State Football Win the Big Ten and Make the College Football Playoff in 2023? | Staff Predictions

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Is this finally the year that James Franklin and Penn State Football break through into the College Football Playoff? Led by highly touted true sophomore quarterback Drew Allar, who commands an offense that boasts one of the nation’s premier backfields, a stellar offensive line and a defense that is loaded with playmakers at all three … Read more

Penn State Football Opens Within College Football Playoff Striking Distance in Preseason AP Poll

Penn State Football, James Franklin

in an exciting start to the college football season, the Penn State Football secured an impressive No. 7 ranking in the Preseason AP Poll. Penn State is among the elite as one of the five teams from the Big Ten Conference featured in the top-25 rankings. Including incoming Big Ten Conference members for the 2024 … Read more

Penn State Football: 3 Nittany Lions Make ESPN List of Most Important Players in the Nation

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ESPN writer Bill Connelly did an article on the 25 most important players in the 2023 College Football Playoff Race, and Penn State Football was well represented. Three Nittany Lions made the list: running back Nick Singleton, receiver Dante Cephas, and quarterback Drew Allar. How trio of Penn State Football stars factor into College Football … Read more

Early Bowl Projection Has Penn State Football Making College Football Playoff

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We are a couple of weeks from the start of the 2023 regular season, and there is a legitimate buzz surrounding Penn State Football. Thanks in large part to Drew Allar taking the reins of an offense loaded with firepower, and an elite defense led by second-year coordinator Manny Diaz, there is genuine optimism James … Read more

Penn State Football: 5 Keys to Making the College Football Playoff in 2023

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Could this be the year Penn State Football breaks through and makes the College Football Playoff? Only time will tell, but the Nittany Lions have a roster talented enough, with experience and depth at key positions, to have a legitimate chance. Here’s a look at 5 keys to Penn State Football making the College Football … Read more

Penn State Football: 2 Bold Predictions for Drew Allar in 2023 season

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With the 2023 college football season just around the corner, all eyes will be on Penn State Football quarterback Drew Allar. The last quarterback to have this kind of hype heading into their first year under center was Christian Hackenberg. Allar must lead the Lions to their first appearance in the College Football Playoff to … Read more

Preseason Top-25: ‘Explosive’ Penn State Football on College Football Playoff Doorstep

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Penn State Football is ready to reclaim their spot among the nation’s elite college football programs. The Nittany Lions‘ impressive performance in the 2022 season, capped off by an emphatic victory over Utah in the Rose Bowl, has raised expectations to new heights as the 2023 campaign nears. Building on this momentum, Penn State enters … Read more

Stars Finally Aligning for James Franklin, Drew Allar, Penn State Football and the College Football Playoff?

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James Franklin is entering his 10th season in Happy Valley, and thanks to the emergence of sophomore quarterback Drew Allar, the stars might finally be aligning for Penn State Football to make its first College Football Playoff appearance. Allar, who arrived as the No. 1 quarterback prospect nationally in the in the 2023 class, enters … Read more

Penn State Football Way Too Early Game-By-Game Predictions for 2023 season

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Penn States Football season is less than 100 days away, and while that may seem like a long time. The 2023 season will kick off under the lights in Happy Valley before we know it. As is per usual, pre season predictions and models have been flowing around the college football world, since before Georgia … Read more

Penn State Football: Analyst Compares 2023 Nittany Lions to Legendary National Champions

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It is no secret that 247Sports and CBS Analyst Josh Pate has been high on the Penn State Football program for a few years. In 2022, coming off a disappointing 7-6 2021 campaign, Pate was among the highest on the Nittany Lions of any college football analyst through the industry, giving Penn State a ceiling … Read more

College Football Needs to Settle Ultimate Rivalry With a Big Ten vs. SEC Challenge

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It’s time for College Football to finally settle its ultimate rivalry, on the field. The additions of Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC and USC and UCLA to the Big 10 in 2024 will push the two conferences to 16 teams leading to the creation of two superpowers in college football with the level of … Read more

5 Reasons Drew Allar Will Win Penn State Football a National Championship

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For Penn State Football, it’s Drew Allar time. Allar, the former five-star and No. 1 ranked quarterback in the 2022 recruiting cycle, takes over the reins as the Nittany Lions‘ starter this fall with high expectations ahead of him and the program. Following a freshman campaign that saw Allar complete 35-of-60 passing attempts for 344 … Read more

5 Reasons Penn State Football Will Make College Football Playoff in 2023

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Penn State Football is fresh off of a Rose Bowl win that will undoubtedly lead to big expectations for the program next season. With the pieces coming back for the Nittany Lions, I believe that Penn State Football will make a run at the College Football Playoff in 2023. Everyone should jump on the hype … Read more