Two-game PSU winning streak, woo!
How did our former foes fare: woo or woe?
2018 Former Foes
Appalachian State Mountaineers
Last Seen: Saturday, losing at Georgia Southern, 34-14 (woe).
“It was cool while it lasted” — App State Center Noah Hannon, on his squad’s Top-25 ranking, prior to this loss.
The Mountaineers couldn’t overcome the loss of star QB Zac Thomas to a concussion in the opening series, and Georgia Southern got to storm the field.
Next Up: Saturday, traveling to Coastal Carolina to try to right the ship, 5p.
2018 Record: 5-2.
Last Seen: Saturday, in a home* shootout with Duke, which they won, 54-45.
Pitt can still win the ACC Coastal Division.
With games left against UVA, Va Tech & Miami, there’s a lot of their own destiny the Pantherduzzies do control.
Next Up: Tomorrow (Friday), at #23 Virginia (I know!), 7:30p.
2018 Record: 4-4.
Last Seen: Tuesday, October 30, winning their first MAC game (woo!), at Bowling Green, 35-28.
We need to train more Getty & USA Today photographers how to grab a great shot of Sean Lewis’ beard. As is, within the current mothership selection bucket, sad Bowling Green / happy Kent State endzone shot will have to do.
Next Up: Tuesday, November 6, at Buffalo, 7:30p.
2018 Record: 2-7.
Last Seen: Saturday, having their manhood questioned by Maryland in the DMV, 63-33.
Against a defense that did pretty well against Trace McSorley for 3 quarters, the Terps scored at least 2 touchdowns every quarter and ran up a whopping 712 yards of offense. 431 of those were on the ground. Ten different runners carried the ball, with half of them rushing for 50 or more yards.
That’s a lot of crab pretzels.
Next Up: Saturday, hosting Minnesota, 12p.
2018 Record: 3-5.
Last Seen: October 20, getting smashed in the face by Purdue, 49-20.
Brutus had a bye week last week.
Next Up: Saturday, hosting an upstart Nebraska program trying to earn its 3rd win, 12p.
2018 Record: 7-1.
Michigan State Spartans
Last Seen: Saturday, NOT getting smashed in the face by Purdue, instead smashing that potent offense with its meaner defense, 23-13.
Sparty’s defense held Purdue to 339 total yards, and took the ball away 3 times.
On offense, Dantonio revealed he had secretly recruited Thor’s second cousin, who had to do a spot start for injured starter Brian Lewerke.
As if his golden locks and mammoth pythons weren’t enough, dude goes by the name of Rocky.
Last name Lombardi.
So Rocky Lombardi (Asgard, MI), went 26-46, for 318 yards, 2 TDs and zero picks. Pretty good for his first game in our realm.
Next Up: Saturday, traveling to gorgeous, scenic College Park to take on the current most dysfunctional B1G program, Maryland, 12p.
2018 Record: 5-3.
Last Seen: Friday, extending their losing streak to four games at Minnesota, 38-31.
Indy finally gassed up its open-wheel machine in the 4th quarter, scoring three straight TDs to tie it up. But on the ensuing drive, Minny iced it with a 67-yard TD pass from Tanner Morgan to Rashod Bateman.
Next Up: Next Saturday, after a bye week, hosting Maryland, 12p.
2018 Record: 4-5.
Last Seen: Saturday, struggling to pass the ball accurately in the rain and being outlasted by Penn State, 30-24.
Next Up: Saturday, traveling to Purdue to battle for 3rd place in the B1G West, 3:30p.
2018 Record: 6-2.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Former Penn State Assistant and all-around likeable bro, Joe Moorhead, is now the Head Coach at MSU. We’ll follow his progress here this season too.
Last Seen: Saturday, knocking off #16 Texas A&M in Starkville, 28-13.
Our bro JoeMo really is the coolest bro. Here he is in the post-game presser talking candidly about reflecting on his own self-identity and getting really emotional about his current players:
Next Up: Saturday, hosting Louisiana Tech, 7:30p
2018 Record: 5-3.
2017 Former Joes
Akron or Pitt? You decide!
Fans in the Pitt student section hold up an Akron Zips sign in front of Penn State as they warm up. Wonder why they would do that... pic.twitter.com/HTFjGIoeiN— Dave DiCello (@DaveDiCello) September 8, 2018
Last Seen: Saturday, beginning a 2-game win streak, by Central Michigan at home, 17-10.
Basically, Akron & Pitt are a weather-canceled opening-week game between Akron & Nebraska away from having the exact same record.
Next Up: Saturday, hosting Central Michigan, 12p.
2018 Record: 4-3.