Friday, October 26, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #38

Has it really been two years since 17-10? Penn State and Ohio State are once again set for low-scoring, gut-wrenching, rain soaked affair under the lights of Beaver Stadium. As the eery similarities continue to be pointed out, Mike is joined by Mark Loucks to breakdown the Nittany Lions first battle against #1 since 1989. Tune in for complete analysis of both teams and discussion of what separates the Penn State fan base from all others. It should be an incredible weekend in Happy Valley and heres hoping history can repeat itself.

Monday, October 22, 2007

College Gameday Coming To Happy Valley

ESPN's College Gameday is coming back to Happy Valley for the Penn State vs. Ohio State game, it should just add to an atmosphere that was already going to be ridiculous. We all remember the rain from two years ago, but still the crowd was huge for Gameday. At this point the weather report says 61 degrees and partly cloudly and if the student section wants to hold on to the top ranking they are going to have to outdo themselves once again, which I am sure they will. If you saw Lexington, Kentucky last week then you know how big a crowd there can be for Gameday and I have no doubt that PSU is capable of topping that. One way or another it will be one incredible weekend. Check back for more as the week continues.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Nittany Lions Sneak Out of Bloomington With Win

Update: This post now has the highlights of the game from the Big Ten Network, click the title of the post or download in iTunes.

Despite not being able to capitalize on numerous opportunities, the Nittany Lions were still able to come out with a win over the Hoosiers 36-31. Penn State had three chances from the five yard line in the early going of the second half, to put the game out of reach, but could not punch it in. Fortunately the Lions put together a crucial drive in the 4th quarter to go ahead for good. The game came down to the final minute and with the Hooisers driving Qb Kellen Lewis fumbled and Abe Koroma was right on top of it to lock up the win.

Though the defense struggled at times, I'm not too concerned with the fact that they could not stop another mobile QB and James Hardy is arguably the best wide out in the Big Ten. The biggest concern from this game are the injuries that have piled up and Justin King's inability to match up with Hardy. Hardy is a stellar receiver and has 7 inches on King, but when a great corner matches a great wide receiver you would expect each to get their wins and play back and forth. King was owned by Hardy. King made one stop on third down but otherwise was victimized all day. Fortunately, that it is the last time King has to face a receiver that good, but don't forget about Robiskie who clearly is no slouch. Time to get ready for the Buckeyes who look like they're on their way to holding onto that number 1 ranking. Should be a raucous atmosphere and we will have a full breakdown before next Saturday's critical game.

Unfortunately, Ryan & I had trouble getting out a show this past week and we apologize to all of you who wait for our shows each week. We're both in an odd situation with schedules that continue to change but we plan to continue to get up content each week. We will also be working in Mark Loucks more often to help us continue to breakdown the Lions and deliver as much content to all of you as possible. Thanks for your patience and get amped up for the Buckeyes! LET'S GO STATE!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #37

As if the issues on the field were not enough for the Nittany Lions, Penn State is facing several off the field problems that include Austin Scott, a fight in the Hub, underage drinking, and JoePa in traffic incident. Despite all of that, the Lions still face off against a tough Badger team who comes into Happy Valley looking to rebound after a loss to Illinois. Join Mike & Ryan as they discuss these topics and give out there midseason grades on a PSU squad which faces once again, a desperate need for a win.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Blue White Football Podcast #36

2 weeks and 2 consecutive losses for the Nittany Lions. Desperate for a win and a chance to get out of the cellar of the Big Ten, Penn State faces off against an Iowa team which in many ways mirrors itself. Join Mike & Ryan for a discussion of many of the pressing issues facing Dear Old State and what lies ahead for the rest of the season.