After slow start, Heisman hopeful Saquon Barkley gets rolling for Penn State

Live updates: Penn State hosts Pittsburgh

The Penn State Nittany Lions beat up on in-state rival Pitt by a score of 33-14 on Saturday.

TENNESSEE 42, INDIANA ST. 7 Ty Chandler returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, and No. 25 Tennessee (2-0) breezed to a victory at home over Indiana State (0-2).

Winning on Saturday was a measure of revenge for Penn State, and Franklin took the opportunity to downplay his opponent.

Meanwhile, the Panthers, without last year's offensive coordinator Matt Canada and heart-and-soul running back James Conner, controlled the clock, but QB Max Browne, ex of the USC Trojans, couldn't take advantage enough to keep up with Penn State. Ho-hum post-game analysis from 'Bama head coach Nick Saban, too: "We've just gotta get better", Saban told ESPN.

Is there any doubt this rivalry is on? "This win is no more significant than last week".

"For their win a year ago it was like winning the Super Bowl", he said, via Onward State. That's the value of Penn State's big-play offense, they are never going to be out of games with their ability to strike quickly and find the end zone.

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley is quickly establishing himself as one of the most dominant forces in all of college football.

Some other things to watch for as the Nittany Lions try to gain the upper hand in game with the Panthers for the first time since 1999. All thanks to Jester Weah who converted an 11-yard touchdown pass in the overtime to give Pitt the lead. In hindsight, falling to the Panthers may have kept Penn State out of the College Football Playoff.

"I've been saying this for two years, so you guys can interpret it however you want", Franklin said. The game kicks off at 3:30 PM EST in Beaver Stadium, Pennsylvania. That's the only point I felt disrespected on.

No. 4 Penn State ended the "game within the game" against Pitt with 10:32 left in the third quarter. Several players from that team - Blackledge, Mark Battaglia, Joel Coles, Bill Contz, Gregg Garrity Sr., Al Harris, Ken Kelley and Pete Speros - signed autographs before the game. The quarterback has been in on eight TDs in the first two games - the latest a 47-35 Saturday win by No. 17 Louisville (2-0), which rolled up 706 total yards over host North Carolina (0-2).

While Penn State's receivers have a ton of talent, they were shut down by a solid Pitt secondary and will need to show up when the better competition comes around in the coming weeks or McSorley will look lost like he did much of the day dropping back to pass.

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