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Nittany Notebook: Sept. 26, 2020

Welcome to our daily Nittany Notebook. This post will be updated with news frequently throughout the day, so be sure to check back often to stay on top of everything that’s going on with Penn State football and athletics, plus other sports of interest in central PA.

Update: 9:35 p.m.

**I can’t understand how Florida State’s program got so terrible. FSU is getting humiliated in its rivalry game against Miami, 35-3.

There once was a time when the Noles were a top five staple for more than a decade. Now they’re a punchline.

Update: 8:30 p.m.

**Goodness. SEC record for passing yards in a game. In the season opener. In his first game there (transferred from Stanford). And in Mike Leach’s first game at Mississippi State.


**We could have had even more chaos in college football today as Texas Tech led Texas 56-41 late. The Longhorns rallied and won in OT.

Update: 4:30 p.m.

Update: 4 p.m.


Update: 2:45 p.m.


Update: 11 a.m.

**Thoughts and prayers go out to Erie McDowell football player who collapsed on sideline and underwent brain surgery in Pittsburgh.

Here’s the story from

Update: 9:40 a.m.

Update: 8 a.m.

**Greatest rivalry in college football? Ummm … no.

**Can Journey Brown equal his incredible finish last season? Some good stuff here on that and other topics.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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