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Grading the Lions Cotton Bowl Edition: Memphis
James Franklin’s Nittany Lions capped off a great 2019 season with a win over a tough Memphis Tigers team in the Cotton Bowl, Here’s how we graded them!
Grading the Lions: Rutgers
Penn State finished up a memorable 2019 season with a home game against the hapless Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Although the Lions eventually got the job done, it wasn’t the cakewalk it was supposed to be. See how we graded them!
Grading the Lions: Ohio State
Trips to the Horseshow are rarely predictable and always a challenge for Penn State. This year’s showdown with Ohio State had the Nittany Lions as a three-score underdog. While the victory went to the Buckeyes as predicted, Penn State certainly impressed with strong defensive play and the resiliency to battle back from a second-half 21-0 deficit and give this OSU team by far their toughest challenge to date. See how we graded our Nittany Lions this week!
Grading the Lions: Indiana
After suffering their first loss of the year a week ago in Minnesota, Penn State bounced back with a not-so-pretty nailbiter against the Hoosiers. See how we graded their performance this week!
Grading the Lions: Minnesota
Penn State saw their undefeated season ended and their College Football Playoff hopes took a major hit with a shocking loss to Minnesota on Saturday. See how we graded them!
The Best Penn State Quarterbacks to Wear #14
We have the power rankings of the top 6 quarterbacks to don the #14 jersey in Penn State Nittany Lion football history. See if you agree!
Grading the Lions: Michigan State
In a rainsoaked game in East Lansing, Penn State hung Sparty out to dry. See how we graded the Lion’s decisive road victory.
Grading the Lions: Michigan
Penn State picked up a crucial conference victory over the Michigan Wolverines in the 2019 edition of the White Out at Beaver Stadium. See how we graded them!
Grading the Lions: Iowa
James Franklin defeated a top 25 opponent on the road for the first time in his career. However, the lions overcame both the Hawkeyes and the zebras to leave Iowa City with a W. See how we graded them this week!
Grading the Lions: Purdue
Nothing gets a homecoming crowd in the spirit more than a dominating win over Purdue. It wasn’t all rosy for the Lions though. See how we graded them!
Grading the Lions: Maryland
Penn State made a statement with a shut out win in College Park Friday night, See how we graded the Lion’s dominant performance.
Grading the Lions: Pitt
The final chapter in the Keystone Classic is in the books and it went the way of the Blue and White. See how we graded them in their 100th matchup against the Panthers.
ESPN Ranks ’94 Nittany Lions the #16 Best Team in College Football History
A panel of 150 media members, athletic administrators and former players and coaches selected the top 150 teams in college football history. Penn State was well represented with 7 entries.
Worst Case Scenario: How the Nittany Lions Finish with a 3-9 Record
With so much turnover on both sides of the ball, it’s easy to see how our 7-5 prediction for the season preview could turn into 12-0. Though there is tremendous upside potential for the season, what if the train goes completely off the track? Penn State has only gone...
Best Case Scenario: How the Nittany Lions Finish 2019 With a Perfect Record
PSU Zone turns in the most optimistic of predictions as we explain how the 2019 Penn State Nittany Lions football team ends up undefeated.
2019 PSU Zone Season Preview
It’s that time of year again! The 2019 Penn State Football Season Preview presented by PSU Zone. See how we predict the Nittany Lions will finish this year.
Grading the Lions – Kentucky Wildcats
The 2018 Penn State Nittany Lion went out with a whimper in an ugly loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. See how we graded the lackluster post-season performance.
2018-19 Bowl Predictions
PSU Zone’s annual prognostication on this year’s slate of Big Ten and New Year’s Six Bowl games! We’re predicting a losing record for the conference, click to see if we have the Lions on the right side of the hash mark!
Grading the Lions – Maryland Terrapins
Penn State got the job done in style and sent the seniors off right with a dominating win over Maryland at home. See how we graded their final 2018 regular season performance.
Grading the Lions – Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Seeing Rutgers on the schedule usually means a stress-free contest that is never in doubt. While the result of the game is familiar, this year’s matchup with the Scarlet Knights proved to be more aggravating than usual. See how we graded the boys in blue and white!
Grading the Lions – Wisconsin Badgers
After the Michigan drubbing, the Nittany Lions showed their fortitude against an underachieving Wisconsin Badgers team. See how we graded them this week!
It’s amazing how similar this season has turned out for the Wisconsin Badgers and Penn State Nittany Lions, given the momentum that each team had to start the year. A returning senior quarterback, an elite running back, and an 11+ win, top-10 finish (complete with a...
Grading the Lions – Michigan Wolverines
Just as it seemed the Nittany Lions had figured out how to close a game, they seemed to forget how to start one. In an inflection point game eerily similar to the 1997 matchup, when both teams entered the game with a chance for a big win, but at two very different...
Since Penn State joined the Big Ten in football in 1993, it has one only three times in Ann Arbor, MI. Over their time in the conference, no team has tormented the Nittany Lions as consistently and routinely as Michigan, especially during the Lloyd Carr years....
Grading the Lions – Iowa Hawkeyes
Penn State continued its trend of making 4th quarter leads interesting with a down-to-the-wire victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes. See who stood out in our weekly grades!
Grading the Lions – Indiana Hoosiers
Penn State was barely able to snap their two-game losing streak with a sloppy win at Indiana. Our grades reflect their underwhelming performance.
Crossroads at Bloomington
A mid-season matchup with the Indiana Hoosiers looks to be a crossroads game for the 2018 Penn State Nittany Lions – very reminiscent of the 1996 season.
Grading the Lions – Michigan State
For the second time in as many years, Penn State dropped a very winnable game to the Michigan State Spartans. As usual, our grades match their effort.
Michigan State Preview
One thing is certain when the Nittany Lions face the Spartans – expect the unexpected. Check out our in-depth preview of this year’s matchup!
Grading the Lions – Ohio State Buckeyes
Yet again, Penn State came up short in a heartbreaking loss against the rival Buckeyes. See how we graded them in what may be our most anticipated Grading the Lions ever!
PSU Zone’s Penn State White Out Power Rankings
We’ve ranked the top 10 greatest White Out games in Penn State football history. See where your favorite matchup ranks!
Grading the Lions – Illinois Fighting Illini
Lovie Smith’s Fighting Illini made it an interesting first half, but the Lions responded with a stifiling 5 touchdown 4th quarter to rout Illinois on Friday night. See how we graded their performance.
Grading the Lions – Kent State Golden Flashes
For the second week in a row, the Nittany Lions came, saw, and conquered in a dominant fashion. Is Penn State hitting their stride in the 2018 season? Check our grades for the answer!
Grading the Lions – Pitt Panthers
The third installment of the “Keystone Classic” ended in a rain-soaked 51-6 rout of the Pitt Panthers. Despite the score, its not exactly straight A’s for the Lions. See how we graded them!
Miles Isn’t Saquon, and He Shouldn’t Try to Be
It is near impossible for Miles Sanders to escape the comparisons to his predecessor, generational talent Saquon Barkley. Here’s why he should not try to be Saquon 2.0
Why Pick Temple over Pitt for in-state rivalry?
Pitt seems to think Penn State should schedule them every year. Here’s why a rivalry with the Owls may be more beneficial from the Penn State perspective.
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