Joe Juliano has been a member of our sports staff since 1985. His current beats are Penn State football, college basketball with emphasis on Villanova, golf, and the Penn Relays. A graduate of Temple University, he also worked for 10 years with United Press International, the last seven as Philadelphia sports editor.

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Journey Brown’s first start for Penn State yields results, including an 85-yard run

Brown's run marked the second-longest by a Penn State player that didn't result in a touchdown, but his teammates kidded the former high school sprint champion for being caught from behind.

Fourth-quarter defense leads Penn State to a 17-10 victory over archrival Pittsburgh in 100th meeting

The Panthers had two chances to tie or go ahead in the fourth quarter but the Nittany Lions fashioned a goal line stand at the 1 that led to a missed field goal, and batted down a Hail Mary pass at the gun.

Three takeaways from Penn State’s 17-10 victory over PIttsburgh

The game came down to the fourth quarter, where Pitt chose to go for the field goal on fourth-and-goal from the 1 and saw Alex Kessman’s kick clang off the left upright with just under 5 minutes to play.

Penn State-Pittsburgh prediction: The Nittany Lions’ offense must be more efficient

The offense needs to work out the kinks from last week's win over Buffalo, but their defense should control a Panthers' team that has not impressed offensively.

College football, Week 3: No. 1 Clemson hopes outcome is better this time at Syracuse

Nine ranked teams will play on the road Saturday. Four of the top six are included on that list, and all four are favored by more than two TDs.

Penn State’s deep defensive line looks to rebound against Pitt after a rocky outing last week

The Nittany Lions defense gave up 184 rushing yards and was on the field for 90 plays Saturday against Buffalo.

Analysis

Penn State’s offense is explosive but needs better consistency, third-down efficiency | Joe Juliano

Even after one-sided wins over Idaho and Buffalo, the Nittany Lions have areas of concern on offense.

Facts and figures on the Penn State-Pittsburgh college football rivalry

The teams are set to meet at noon Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

Will the Penn State-Pittsburgh college football rivalry continue past Saturday? Former players hope so.

The two teams will play for the 100th time on Saturday. There is no game scheduled for the next five years. Penn State coach James Franklin said any future game has to "make sense for both parties."

James Franklin recognizes importance of Pitt game to Penn State football alumni and fans

The Nittany Lions coach still reminded everyone that the 100th meeting of the intrastate rivals is just like any other week in terms of preparing for the next opponent.