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  • Penn State wins a classic at Croke Park

    Penn State wins a classic at Croke Park
    DUBLIN – Christian Hackenberg had already set a Penn State passing record by the time he stepped onto Croke Park's turf trailing by a point with 1:08 to play. Then he led the Nittany Lions to a 26-24 victory over Central Florida in the Croke...
  • 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's Terrance Plummer, Troy Gray inspire each other to lead Knights' defense

    UCF's Terrance Plummer, Troy Gray inspire each other to lead Knights' defense
    Troy Gray made a big impact on two UCF football players' careers when he got his first college tackle before a crowd of 59,874 fans in Provo, Utah, three years ago. Although UCF lost that inaugural meeting with BYU 24-17, Gray proved he was game-ready....
  • UCF football success years in making

    The 20 seniors on the UCF football team's roster don't think the Knights' success started when they captured the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. It started years ago when players like Daunte Culpepper and Asante Samuel laid the foundation. It grew under the...
  • UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season

    UCF evaluation: Keys to Knights' season
    The UCF Knights are eager to prove they are not a one-hit wonder and can return to a major bowl. Take a closer look at this year's Knights: Five players to watch • Will Stanback, Running back The Buzz: After playing backup to Jacksonville...
  • 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,...
  • 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...