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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 13, 1991
MIAMI -- Penn State might have outplayed Miami yesterday at the Orange Bowl, but the second-ranked Hurricanes out "big-played" the No. 9 Nittany Lions to win, 26-20.After being limited to a pair of Carlos Huerta field goals in the first half, Miami scored on plays of 80, 91 and 42 yards. That was the difference, the only difference."They blitzed a lot more in the second half and we were able to get the big plays," said Miami coach Dennis Erickson. "Gino [Torretta] was there, able to read it, and made some big plays."
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By Bill Tanton | November 7, 1991
What kind of Penn State football team will play Maryland at Memorial Stadium Saturday?No NFL general manager watches the Nittany Lions more closely than the Cleveland Browns' Ernie Accorsi, who was once sports information director at Penn State and has kept up a rabid interest in the school."
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By Bill Tanton | November 7, 1991
What kind of Penn State football team will play Maryland at Memorial Stadium Saturday?No NFL general manager watches the Nittany Lions more closely than the Cleveland Browns' Ernie Accorsi, who was once sports information director at Penn State and has kept up a rabid interest in the school."
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 13, 1991
MIAMI -- Penn State might have outplayed Miami yesterday at the Orange Bowl, but the second-ranked Hurricanes out "big-played" the No. 9 Nittany Lions to win, 26-20.After being limited to a pair of Carlos Huerta field goals in the first half, Miami scored on plays of 80, 91 and 42 yards. That was the difference, the only difference."They blitzed a lot more in the second half and we were able to get the big plays," said Miami coach Dennis Erickson. "Gino [Torretta] was there, able to read it, and made some big plays."
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 11, 1990
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- You wait for something to go wrong. For the kicker not to get on the field in time in the final seconds. For the fumble that gives away a chance to win. For the two-point conversion that slips through the receiver's hands. For a giant, black hole to open up on the field and swallow up the halfback running for the winning touchdown. (Just kidding, but would you be that surprised?)For Maryland, against Penn State, something always goes wrong, usually at the worst possible moment.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 29, 1991
Maybe Tony Sacca was right after all. Maybe Penn State coach Joe Paterno needed to give his senior quarterback a little freedom, a chance to throw the ball more than once a millennium.Consider what happened in last night's 34-22 victory over eighth-ranked Georgia Tech in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium. Considering what Sacca and the No. 7 Nittany Lions did, maybe Penn State's offense finally has come into the '90s.Sacca, who never had thrown more than three touchdown passes in a college game, threw five against the defenseless Yellow Jackets.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 10, 1990
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University of Maryland football players refuse to be intimidated.The Terps know the last time Maryland beat Penn State was 1961. And they know that the Nittany Lions have won 24 out of the past 25 meetings, with the Terps managing a 13-13 tie last season.But even though Maryland never has won at Penn State, and the No. 21 Nittany Lions (6-2) are favored by 14 points today when they face Maryland at Beaver Stadium (1 p.m.), the Terps (5-4) look forward to the challenge.
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By Don Markus | October 11, 1991
Tony Sacca hasn't spent a lifetime at Penn State; it only seems that way. He has played one position for the Nittany Lions -- quarterback -- but many variations of the same role. From unsteady to unhappy to merely unsung, from phenom to failure to merely frustrated.Now, three years after starting as a freshman because of injuries to others, and one year after being pulled out of three games, Sacca's level of consistency has finally matched the resiliency he has needed to endure an often difficult life in Happy Valley.
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By Knight-Ridder | November 7, 1990
Sometimes, Joe Paterno says, a coach has to make seat-of-the-pants decisions based on the ebb and flow of a game.So when Tony Sacca's performance ebbed in each of Penn State's last two games -- against Alabama and West Virginia -- the junior quarterback ended up with his seat on the bench.In each game, senior backup Tom Bill played efficiently enough to help steer the Nittany Lions (6-2) to their fifth and sixth straight wins. Last Saturday, Bill was in the West Virginia game for State's last 24 points.
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April 22, 1994
BaseballNational League -- Suspended Florida Marlins C Benito Santiago for four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for charging the mound and inciting a bench-clearing brawl in a game against the San Francisco Giants on April 17.Boston Red Sox -- Sent P Ricky Trlicek to Double-A New Britain. Recalled P Ken Ryan from Single-A Sarasota.Chicago White Sox -- Recalled 2B Steve Sax from Double-A Birmingham, activated him from the 15-day DL and requested waivers on him for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release.
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By Don Markus | October 11, 1991
Tony Sacca hasn't spent a lifetime at Penn State; it only seems that way. He has played one position for the Nittany Lions -- quarterback -- but many variations of the same role. From unsteady to unhappy to merely unsung, from phenom to failure to merely frustrated.Now, three years after starting as a freshman because of injuries to others, and one year after being pulled out of three games, Sacca's level of consistency has finally matched the resiliency he has needed to endure an often difficult life in Happy Valley.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 29, 1991
Maybe Tony Sacca was right after all. Maybe Penn State coach Joe Paterno needed to give his senior quarterback a little freedom, a chance to throw the ball more than once a millennium.Consider what happened in last night's 34-22 victory over eighth-ranked Georgia Tech in the Kickoff Classic at Giants Stadium. Considering what Sacca and the No. 7 Nittany Lions did, maybe Penn State's offense finally has come into the '90s.Sacca, who never had thrown more than three touchdown passes in a college game, threw five against the defenseless Yellow Jackets.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | November 11, 1990
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- You wait for something to go wrong. For the kicker not to get on the field in time in the final seconds. For the fumble that gives away a chance to win. For the two-point conversion that slips through the receiver's hands. For a giant, black hole to open up on the field and swallow up the halfback running for the winning touchdown. (Just kidding, but would you be that surprised?)For Maryland, against Penn State, something always goes wrong, usually at the worst possible moment.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 10, 1990
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- University of Maryland football players refuse to be intimidated.The Terps know the last time Maryland beat Penn State was 1961. And they know that the Nittany Lions have won 24 out of the past 25 meetings, with the Terps managing a 13-13 tie last season.But even though Maryland never has won at Penn State, and the No. 21 Nittany Lions (6-2) are favored by 14 points today when they face Maryland at Beaver Stadium (1 p.m.), the Terps (5-4) look forward to the challenge.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Staff Writer | September 19, 1992
If coach Joe Paterno's most pressing decision today is who starts at quarterback for Penn State against Eastern Michigan, the Nittany Lions could be in for another lark.A week after they routed Temple, 49-8, with freshman Wally Richardson at quarterback, the eighth-ranked Lions (2-0) face Eastern Michigan (0-2) of the Mid-American Conference at 1 p.m. in University Park, Pa.Richardson last week became the second true freshman -- Tony Sacca was the first in 1988 -- to start at quarterback in Paterno's 27 years as coach at Penn State.
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By Ray Parrillo and Ray Parrillo,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 20, 1991
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- It was a colorless game, except for the 31 yellow penalty flags that rained down on the field and the rare fashion statement several Penn State players made with their ankles wrapped in black tape.And it was a sloppy game, filled with ineptitude, almost lacking in memorable performances.All it was, really, was a 37-17 win for 10th-ranked Penn State over Rutgers before a homecoming crowd of 95,729 at Beaver Stadium. For the Nittany Lions, it was a little salve to heal the hurt of last week's tough loss to Miami.
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