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Mike Poorman

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

McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
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McSorley One Win Away from Record for Penn State Starting Quarterbacks, Talks Injuries
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley’s next victory will tie him for the all-time PSU record for wins by a starting QB, giving him 29 along with Todd Blackledge, Chuck Fusina and Tony Sacca. [Read More]
How Penn State Won Saturday’s Game Against Iowa on Wednesday How Penn State Won Saturday’s Game Against Iowa on Wednesday
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Three days ago, Jake Pinegar practiced kicking field goals in Beaver Stadium and the Nittany Lions’ defense did a two-minute that mirrored the finish of their 30-24 victory over Iowa. In both cases, practice ended up making perfect. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Hits 100 vs. Iowa and McSorley Isn’t Far Behind
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Penn State Football: Franklin Hits 100 vs. Iowa and McSorley Isn’t Far Behind
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Penn State hosts Iowa on Saturday, it will be James Franklin’s 100th game as a college football head coach as Trace McSorley races toward the century mark for starts as a high school and college quarterback. [Read More]
ESPN Power Index Has Penn State Going 2-1 for Season-Defining Stretch
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ESPN Power Index Has Penn State Going 2-1 for Season-Defining Stretch
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
For Penn State, it’s now a three-game season: Iowa this Saturday at home, Michigan in The Big House and Wisconsin back home. All three teams are on a roll. Not counting games vs. each other, combined they have won their last 16 contests. [Read More]
See Trace Run: McSorley Rushes Toward Exclusive 9,000/2,000 Club
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See Trace Run: McSorley Rushes Toward Exclusive 9,000/2,000 Club
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
BLOOMINGTON, IND. — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley ran for 107 yards and two TDs vs. Indiana on Saturday. He isn't zeroing in on the exclusive 9,000-yard passing/2,000-yard running club because he wants to. It’s because he has to. [Read More]
4 Critical Areas Where James Franklin Says Penn State is Out of Balance
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4 Critical Areas Where James Franklin Says Penn State is Out of Balance
48 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lions are a bit off-kilter in four key places, beyond the loss column. Says who? James Franklin, that’s who. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sermon On The Mount (Nittany); Stick with 1-0. It Works
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Penn State Football: Sermon On The Mount (Nittany); Stick with 1-0. It Works
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
James Franklin’s message extends far beyond his players. Maybe it’s time to simplify it again. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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Penn State Football: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Mark Dantonio’s actions spoke than words. He came to Happy Valley to win. A fake punt proved it. So did a halfback pass. And so did a fake field goal attempt that failed. [Read More]
What’s the Point(s) of Penn State’s Offense? Scoring vs. Yards & a Spot in the Playoffs
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What’s the Point(s) of Penn State’s Offense? Scoring vs. Yards & a Spot in the Playoffs
49 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“It’s always about points for us,” James Franklin said on Wednesday. “And always has been.” So, he was asked, do you want points over yards? “Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: How James Franklin Does After Bye Weeks, Ohio State & vs. the Big Ten East’s Big 3
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Penn State Football: How James Franklin Does After Bye Weeks, Ohio State & vs. the Big Ten East’s Big 3
50 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
By the time kickoff rolls around on Saturday, Penn State and James Franklin — who is 5-4 after bye weeks — will have had 328 hours since the end of the Ohio State game to prepare for visiting Michigan State. [Read More]
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