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  • Penn State rewind: The best and worst from Saturday

    Penn State rewind: The best and worst from Saturday
    Some scattered thoughts on Penn State'e 26-24 victory over Central Florida in Ireland. HEISMAN TALK? Might as well start. Christian Hackenberg shattered Penn State's single-game passing record, throwing for 454 yards and a touchdown in a mostly...
  • Injuries, inexperience haunt UCF during 26-24 loss to Penn State

    Injuries, inexperience haunt UCF during 26-24 loss to Penn State
    DUBLIN — Hampered by injuries and inexperience, UCF's offense couldn't pull out enough late-game magic tricks to topple Penn State in the Croke Park Classic. The Nittany Lions silenced UCF's spirited fourth quarter comeback under the direction...
  • Kicker Sam Ficken survives fickle fans to become hero for Penn State

    Sam Ficken was a hero Saturday, which was especially sweet because he knows what it's like to be a goat. Ficken kicked four field goals for Penn State, the last from 36 yards as time expired, to push the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 win over Central Florida...
  • UCF football eager to finally play home game after rough road trips

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Those uncomfortable flights home are getting old for UCF's football team. After a difficult two-game stretch that included a disappointing 38-10 loss at then-No. 20 Missouri Saturday and a heartbreaking 26-24 loss to Penn State...
  • June Jones SMU resignation not a complete shock to George O'Leary

    June Jones SMU resignation not a complete shock to George O'Leary
    The unexpected resignation of SMU football coach June Jones two games into the 2014 college football season wasn't a complete shock to UCF coach George O'Leary. O'Leary said the two chatted during the American Athletic Conference football media day in...
  • UCF football focused on improving tackling headed into B-CU game Saturday

    UCF football focused on improving tackling headed into B-CU game Saturday
    UCF coach George O'Leary sees an emerging profile of this year's team after two tough road losses to Penn State and No. 20 Missouri. And the picture isn't all pretty when you consider the Knights entered the season touting a roster of 20 seniors and are...
  • Croke Park Classic is already a win for Ireland-born UCF kicker Sean Galvin

    One comparison comes to Deborah Galvin's mind when she thinks about her son, UCF kicker Sean Galvin, playing in Croke Park Saturday. "Becoming president," she said laughing. "It's the top of the top for any Irish athlete to actually play in Croke Park,...
  • George O'Leary said Pete DiNovo is further ahead of Blake Bortles' freshman season

    George O'Leary said Pete DiNovo is further ahead of Blake Bortles' freshman season
    UCF coach George O'Leary has dealt with his share of growing pains thanks to a young stable of quarterbacks this season with redshirt freshmen Pete DiNovo, true freshman Tyler Harris and sophomores Nick Patti and Justin Holman. But he's not judging...
  • AAC Notes: UCF Opening Season In Dublin Vs. Penn State

    The defending American Athletic Conference football champion will open its season Saturday, but the UCF Knights will journey about 4,000 miles for their first game. UCF, the Fiesta Bowl winner last season, will face Penn State in Dublin (8:30 a.m.,...
  • The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic

    The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic
    After fitting more than 300 people and 10 tons of cargo onto their chartered Boeing 747, Penn State's operations staff will search for one crucial piece of equipment they purposely left at home. An air horn. Head coach James Franklin can't conduct...
  • UCF defense can capitalize on Penn State's inexperienced offensive line

    It may seem premature during a long season, but there's no bigger stage for UCF's defense to make a statement than at the Croke Park Classic in Ireland this Saturday. They're experienced, they're deep and they're hungry to repeat a win over a Power 5...