2017 SeasonAll times ET

2017 Schedule
9-2, 2nd in Big Ten - East
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Outlook for Penn State

FPI gives the No. 10 Nittany Lions excellent odds to at least maintain their position following Saturday's road matchup with Maryland. But finding a way back into the CFP appears bleak at this point for Penn State.

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A look at the playoff field

The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?

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Miami moves up to No. 2 in latest CFP rankings

Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.

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Bama paces Week 12's top offenses

Alabama's offense was near-perfect in a rout of Mercer, while Clemson dazzled in a blowout win over The Citadel. Meanwhile, Penn State and Memphis impressed in high-scoring affairs.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Wisconsin is undefeated, FPI believes there are seven teams with at least one loss that are better than the Badgers going forward. The model currently ranks Miami 12th. Remember, FPI is strictly rating a team's strength, not its resume.

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Barkley sets Penn State record (0:55)
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Barkley's 3 TDs set Penn State career record

Saquon Barkley broke Penn State's career touchdown record with three scores and had 208 of 224 total yards in the first half to lead the No. 13 Nittany Lions to a 56-44 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.

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Barkley, McSorley lead Penn State past Nebraska (1:09)
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Cornhuskers take advantage of nice pass for TD (0:28)
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Nebraska has life following rushing TD (0:23)
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Barkley claims PSU record on 3rd TD of day (0:18)
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McSorley keeps it for TD (0:21)
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Barkley ties PSU mark with second TD run of day (0:43)
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Nebraska takes the lead on rushing TD (0:22)
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Barkley gets PSU off to roaring start with 65-yard TD (0:44)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee has progressed this week through the concussion protocol and was on track after practice Thursday for clearance to play Saturday at No. 10 Penn State. "We have not decided what that means about playing time," coach Mike Riley said. Lee has started every game for the 4-6 Cornhuskers. He was injured in the first half last week at Minnesota and Patrick O'Brien finished the game.

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FPI: Penn State overwhelming favorite vs. Nebraska

The Cornhuskers have won the last four meetings between these teams, including all three games since they joined the Big Ten in 2011. The Nittany Lions' last victory in the series came in 2002, but ESPN's FPI likes their chances at home on Saturday.

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Signature moment so far: Penn State

Trace McSorley found receiver Juwan Johnson in the end zone on fourth and goal, threading a strike just out of the reach of Iowa defender Amani Hooker to give the Nittany Lions a 21-19 win in Week 4.

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Miami, OU join Bama, Clemson in CFP top four

The U is back in the national title conversation, as Miami moved up to No. 3 in the CFP rankings, checking in ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma but behind Alabama and Clemson.

Team Stats

Passing Yards289.324th
Rushing Yards156.676th
Points For39.411th
Points Against16.6Tied-8th