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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Last-second field goal lifts Penn State over Central Florida in Ireland

    DUBLIN The field glimmered every bit as emerald as one would guess a field would on this continent, and despite the impressive shade of the grass Sam Ficken had no desire whatsoever to be dog-piled onto it. So he ran. He made the game-winning 36-yard...
  • 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...
  • UCF's Josh Reese cements his role as a playmaker

    UCF's Josh Reese cements his role as a playmaker
    Josh Reese said there was no doubt in his mind that he'd snatch the football 30 yards out of the sky and land a key first down for UCF on fourth-and-10 in the final two minutes of the Croke Park Classic two weeks ago. As the saying goes, pressure bursts...
  • Stanford aside, UCF football struggles to schedule games

    Stanford aside, UCF football struggles to schedule games
    Relationships among peers usually helps open the door to scheduling college football games. The UCF, Stanford series all started with a hopeful e-mail. Needing to fill two game openings for 2015, David Hansen, UCF’ senior associate athletic...
  • George O'Leary: I don't think we're a one-horse team

    George O'Leary: I don't think we're a one-horse team
    UCF has more than an extra pep in its step as both Rannell Hall and Will Stanback returned to practice last week leading up to the Missouri game September 13th. Both players are considered to be the two top offensive producers for the team (Stanback has...
  • O'Leary must be kicking himself for not starting Justin Holman at quarterback

    O'Leary must be kicking himself for not starting Justin Holman at quarterback
    DUBLIN — George O'Leary may have been named an honorary citizen of Ireland on Friday, but he should have stayed true to that old Irish intuition five months ago. If he had, UCF fans at Dublin's iconic Croke Park Saturday might have been toasting...
  • Losing has made Gators kinder, fan-friendlier program

     Losing has made Gators kinder, fan-friendlier program
    Running off at the typewriter. … "Nothing cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." The iconic Woody Hayes uttered those words years ago, and the Florida Gators can certainly vouch for them now. In some ways, finishing 4-...
  • George O'Leary on UCF starting QB spot: "It's Holman's job"

    George O'Leary on UCF starting QB spot: "It's Holman's job"
    To the surprise of no one, UCF coach George O'Leary officially replaced former starting quarterback Pete DiNovo with Justin Holman as practice resumed Thursday. Holman ignited the offense in the season opener when he took over for DiNovo, who was...