Nittany Lions look to bounce back against Michigan State.
Nittany Lions become eligible for their 45th all-time bowl game with win over Temple
Hamilton breaks Penn State single-game record for receptions with 14
Hull tallies career-high 16 tackles for Penn State
NCAA Football: Penn State at Illinois (USATSI)
Penn State vs. Temple (USATSI)
Penn State vs. Maryland - 11/1/14
Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14
The Nittany Lions opened the home portion of their 2014 schedule against the Akron Zips at Beaver Stadium Sept. 6, 2014.
Akeel Lynch cannot wait to resume the competition for more playing time in the running back rotation when preseason practice begins in August. Between Lynch and seniors Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak, the Nittany Lions return three talented and proven runners who combined to gain 2,150 yards last season. During his first season on the field, the highly-skilled, swift and enthusiastic Lynch ran for 358 yards on 60 carries, posting a superlative 6.0 average. His per carry average was the highest on the team among players with at least 10 carries. The 2011 New York Gatorade Player-of-the-Year scored one touchdown and had a long carry of 43 yards. Lynch suffered only three negative yards on his 60 rushing attempts, delivered a pair of 100-yard rushing games and had one kickoff return. In his first career game carrying the ball from scrimmage, Lynch tallied a then-career-high 108 yards on a team-high 13 carries in the win over Eastern Michigan. The quick and hard-working Lynch became the 49th player in school history with multiple 100-yard rushing games when he ran for a career-high 123 yards on 14 carries in the victory over Kent State, bursting to a season-long 43-yard carry. With continued progress in the weight room and on the practice field, Lynch should firmly be in the mix for significant playing time in one of the Big Ten's deepest backfields. The former St. Francis High School All-Western New York standout was selected to the 2013 Academic All-Big Ten team. Lynch is the compliance manager of Penn State's Uplifting Athletes chapter, which has raised more than $825,000 for kidney cancer patients, their families and research since the first Penn State Lift For Life was held in 2003. Lynch and freshman quarterback Michael O'Connor are the Canadian products on the Nittany Lions' roster.
2013 (Sophomore Season)
2012 (Freshman Season)