WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (7-10)
CAMP SITE: Ashburn, Virginia
LAST YEAR: New quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick injured his left hip in the season opener, pressing surprise playoff performer Taylor Heinicke into a starting role for the first time in his NFL career.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie receiver Danny Gray found the ideal workout partner before the draft to prepare him to play with the 49ers' strong-armed quarterback, Trey Lance.
It just happened to be a former 49ers quarterback known for his his ability to throw with velocity.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The NFL draft played out like Washington hoped, allowing the Commanders to get another offensive threat for new quarterback Carson Wentz and a wide receiver to take some heat off Terry McLaurin after trading down in Thursday night's first round.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Bell and Treylon Burks were the first receivers to speak Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine.
Drake London, Jahan Dotson and John Metchie followed them, and by the time Day 2 wrapped up, former college teammates Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson and Jameson Williams also had taken the stage.
No. 22 Arkansas (8-4, SEC) vs. Penn State (7-5, Big Ten), Jan. 1, Noon ET
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State was unfazed by injuries, illness, snowy conditions and an embarrassing loss the previous week.
The Spartans put all that behind them and finished the regular season on a high note.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Christian Veilleux used the biggest opportunity of his young college career to make up for a lost time on Saturday.
Penn State’s freshman quarterback, who was out of football a year ago when his high school canceled the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, stepped in for an ailing Sean Clifford and shook off the rust.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Quarterback Sean Clifford used to run a lot, but that’s not really part of Penn State’s game plan these days.
At this point in the season, with three games left, the No.
Ohio State's Jaxon Smith-Njigba cut toward the middle, turned and caught a short pass from C.J. Stroud and turned the short route into a highlight-reel play. Smith-Njigba juked past a Nebraska cornerback, burst up the left side and sped to the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Jahan Dotson put on quite a show for the family members who came to see him play.
Afterward, he was a little overwhelmed just talking about it.
No. 22 Penn State (5-3, 2-3 Big Ten) at Maryland (5-3, 2-3), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (FS1).
Line: Penn State by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch during Week 6 of play in the Big Ten Conference:
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa leads the nation in interceptions, and Penn State features one of the most dynamic passing combinations in Sean Clifford and Jahan Dotson.
How the third-ranked Hawkeyes fare in their showdown with No.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State defenders get excited when they’re asked to defend short fields these days.
After all, it’s what the No. 4 Nittany Lions (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) do best.
Penn State forced eight punts, two turnovers and blocked a field goal to lift the Nittany Lions to a 24-0 victory over Indiana on Saturday.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin wasn’t that impressed with his team’s latest win.
Sure, the No. 6 Nittany Lions (4-0) might have put up plenty of points and a gaggle of yards in their 38-17 win over Villanova on Saturday, but they did so without the intensity Franklin believes has fueled their eight-game winning streak.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jaquan Brisker skipped across a field littered with white pom poms and toward a row of Penn State students painted white from head to toe.
The Nittany Lions' star safety had a big smile on his face, and it didn’t fade one bit even as he tripped over a photographer while celebrating a dramatic win on a raucous night in Happy Valley.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When Penn State hired Mike Yurcich to be its new offensive coordinator, the team's backs and receivers were ecstatic.
They knew there likely would be a lot of opportunities for all of them to make plays.
No. 19 Penn State (0-0) at No. 12 Wisconsin (0-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX).
Line: Wisconsin by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When he lines up to cover teammate Jahan Dotson, Penn State cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields goes through a mental checklist.
Dotson is faster now. He’s stronger. He’s always been intelligent.
Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place its own plan.
“Our schools are finalizing their proposed policies and procedures for the fall,” Warren said at Big Ten football media days at Lucas Oil Stadium.