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Penn State beats Buffalo, 27-14

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. It wasn't a huge leap, rather a small step for Penn State in the rain Saturday at Beaver Stadium, as the Nittany Lions attempted to get their season going in the right direction after the nightmarish season opener of a week ago.

The Lions didn't gain a bunch of yards, and Buffalo wasn't exactly bottled up on its side of midfield for the entire game, either. But the positive signs no sacks of Christian Hackenberg, a spectacular home debut by true freshman Saquon Barkley, improvement along the offensive line were enough for encouragement in a 27-14 victory before a sopping-wet crowd of 93,065.

No one was suggesting afterward that a win over the...