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Mike Poorman has covered Penn State football since 1979, and for StateCollege.com since the 2009 season. His column appears on Mondays and Fridays. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PSUPoorman. His views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Penn State University.

Articles by Mike Poorman

Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
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Points Will Be a Major Point of Penn State vs. Ohio State
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
There are going to be a lot of points scored in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Bet on it. Penn State enters the night-time Whiteout averaging a nation-leading 55.5 points. Ohio State is No. 2 at 54.5 points. [Read More]
Ohio State, Penn State Rank 2-3 in Current Win Streaks; Nittany Lions’ 16-0 Home Win Streak is No. 3
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Ohio State, Penn State Rank 2-3 in Current Win Streaks; Nittany Lions’ 16-0 Home Win Streak is No. 3
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State visits Beaver Stadium for a Saturday night Whiteout, they’ll be bringing the nation’s second-longest winning streak, with nine W’s in a row. Penn State is No. 3, with eight consecutive victories. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Miles to Go Before Sanders Sleeps
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Penn State Football: Miles to Go Before Sanders Sleeps
42 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — For Miles Sanders, it was a night he had been waiting on for a long time. Almost too long. “It took patience,” he says. “I went from being a top recruit to sitting behind another great back. But I came here for a reason.” [Read More]
Penn State’s Tommy Stevens: Is it Finally Time to Show Urban The Lion Legend?
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Penn State’s Tommy Stevens: Is it Finally Time to Show Urban The Lion Legend?
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Tommy Stevens has played in just nine of Penn State’s last 18 games, with more than a touch or a yard in only five. Will he play vs. Illinois on Friday and give Urban Meyer something to think about in advance of next week’s Whiteout? [Read More]
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
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Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State’s Urban Renewal Project hits campus for the WhiteOut on Sept. 29, it will be 1,043 days since PSU last lost in Beaver Stadium. Only Alabama (20) and USC (17) have longer active home winning streaks. [Read More]
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
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Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s thrilling kick-returning, TD-pass catching duo of DeAndre Thompkins and KJ Hamler couldn’t be more different. They’re separated by 45 months, half a continent and about a million syllables. [Read More]
For Penn State Football, It’s Not Too Early to Think About Ohio State
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For Penn State Football, It’s Not Too Early to Think About Ohio State
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Advance planning is key when the games come fast and furious. In 2018, the Nittany Lions will play 12 games in 84 days — and two in the six days from this Saturday against Kent State to next Friday night against the Illini. [Read More]
Trace McSorley is Zeroing in on Penn State Records for Quarterback Wins and Starts
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Trace McSorley is Zeroing in on Penn State Records for Quarterback Wins and Starts
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Trace McSorley is 24-5 as Penn State’s starting quarterback. “He is the captain of the ship,” says Miles Sanders. “He keeps us going. He just stays positive...We go as Trace goes.” [Read More]
Penn State Football’s 25-Game Stretch is a Model of Consistency
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Penn State Football’s 25-Game Stretch is a Model of Consistency
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin is a creature of habit, borne of preparation, a bit of fear, some OCD and a big dose of micro-managerism. He does not like surprises. And he has taught his players that approach is a good thing — made easier to do when you’re on a 22-3 tear. [Read More]
Penn State Football: It Was a (Nar)Doozy of a Game for a Pitt
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Penn State Football: It Was a (Nar)Doozy of a Game for a Pitt
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pitt can only blame ittself. And itts head coach. Patt Narduzzi did, after all: "I want to do is apologize to the Pitt Nation out there. That was not Pitt football right there....It starts with me.” [Read More]
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