Duane Rankin’s Week 14 recap

   December 4, 2012 12:06 am

Let’s recap Week 14, shall we? Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 3 Georgia Final score: Tide 32, Bulldogs 28 Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be the favorite to beat Notre Dame in next month’s BCS title game.  Alabama and Georgia are…

Duane Rankin’s Week 14 forecast

   November 29, 2012 11:29 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 14. Game of the week: No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1, 7-1 SEC) vs. No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs (11-1, 7-1 SEC), Saturday, 4 p.m., Georgia Dome, Atlanta, WSEE (CBS). Pregame rant: Some would say this is the national championship game. The winner will likely be…

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 recap

   November 29, 2012 7:11 pm

Let’s recap Week 13, shall we? Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame at USC Final score: Irish 22, Trojans 13 Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since the 1988 season, but hasn’t really contended for one since 1989…

Bill O’Brien talks about Penn State’s 24-21 OT win against Wisconsin

   November 25, 2012 2:38 am

Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien addresses the media after Saturday’s 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin. A first-year head coach, O’Brien talked about what he was thinking before Wisconsin attempted a game-tying field goal to force a second overtime and more.

Penn State players reflect on OT win, 2012 season

   November 25, 2012 2:35 am

Penn State senior quarterback Matt McGloin, sophomore kicker Sam Ficken and senior cornerback Stephon Morris talk about Saturday’s 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin on Saturday night at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions finished the 2012 season with an 8-4 overall record. They went 6-2 in Big Ten play.

Penn State celebrating 24-21 OT win against Wisconsin

   November 25, 2012 2:03 am

Penn State celebrated its 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin with its fans at Beaver Stadium. Erie Times-News sport reporter Duane Rankin got right in the heart of the celebratory scene Saturday night. Check out how Penn State senior right tackle Mike Farrell, senior linebacker Gerald Hodges and senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill each reacted to…

Penn State edges Wisconsin in OT, 24-21

   November 25, 2012 1:32 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin captures Sam Ficken’s game-winning field goal of 37 yards in Penn State’s 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin at Beaver Stadium on Saturday. Kyle French missed a 44-yard field goal wide left that would have forced a second overtime.

Wisconsin forces overtime with late score

   November 25, 2012 1:09 am

Erie Times-News Sports reporter Duane Rankin captured Wisconsin’s game-tying touchdown with 18 seconds left in regulation to force overtime against Penn State at Beaver Stadium on Nov. 24. Curt Phillips hit Jeff Duckworth for a 4-yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-goal. The Badgers lost the game in overtime, 24-21.

Penn State enters Beaver Stadium for final time this season

   November 25, 2012 12:32 am

Erie Times-News sports reporter Duane Rankin captured Penn State entering Beaver Stadium for the final time in this 2012 season. The players wore No. 42 on their helmets for senior captain Michael Mauti, who is out with a knee injury. The Nittany Lions beat Wisconsin in overtime, 24-21, in their season finale.

Duane Rankin’s Week 13 forecast

   November 20, 2012 6:42 pm

Here are three college football games worth watching in Week 13. Game of the week: No. 1 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0) at USC Trojans (7-4, 5-4 Pac-12), Saturday, 8 p.m., WJET (ABC). Pregame rant: This is pretty simple. The Irish win, they’re playing for a national title. Notre Dame hasn’t won it all since…