Penn State defeated Michigan 42-13 at Beaver Stadium Saturday.
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Saquon Barkley took the direct snap, cut away from the teeth of the defense and ran off into the night.

All week, Michigan’s vaunted defense was billed as a potential roadblock for one of the nation’s most electric players. 

Penn State running back Saquon Barkley made the strongest case for the Heisman Trophy against Michigan.
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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley carved up the nation’s No. 1 defense in the Nittany Lions’ 42-13 win, validating his case as the best player in college football.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson isn't concerned with the legacy he leaves in Ann Arbor, but instead is simply happy to be reunited with the program.
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Pearson knows the task of replacing a legend presents a challenge unlike any he has ever faced. He knows he isn’t the next Red Berenson, and he’s not trying to be.
What matters to Pearson, though, is that he’s at home.

Sophomore goaltender Hayden Lavigne is amidst a goaltender competition with fellow sophomore Jack LaFontaine.
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The Daily takes an in-depth look at the Wolverine roster by position, deciphering which goaltender will be named starter, which veterans are primed to perform to potential and which freshmen could claim instant stardom.

Sophomore guard Zavier Simpson is amid a fierce battle for Michigan's starting assignment at point guard.
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Michigan coach John Beilein addressed his point guard competition, the impact of veterans and the Michigan State rivalry at Big Ten Media Day.

The Michigan football team will be tasked with stopping Heisman candidate Saquon Barkley on Saturday.
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The Michigan Daily spoke with Jill Beckman of The Daily Collegian and Philly Inquirer ahead of this week’s game about Barkley, Penn State’s defense and what it will take for the Wolverines to pull off an upset.

Fifth-year senior quarterback John O'Korn has struggled since becoming Michigan's starter, but will need to bury those performances in the past against Penn State.
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Michigan scarcely beat Indiana last week and now faces a superior opponent in No. 2 Penn State (3-0, 6-0). Here’s what to watch for when the Wolverines, nine-point underdogs, take on Penn State this weekend.

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Maurice Hurst believes his team’s defense has yet to reach its full potential.
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Hurst’s history against the Nittany Lions — coupled with his play this year — makes it all the more likely that he’ll enjoy success in his final game against Penn State on Saturday night.

Fifth-year senior quarterback John O'Korn needs to manage the game, not play the hero, for Michigan to have a chance to beat No. 2 Penn State.
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John O’Korn does need to step up, but it doesn’t fall solely on his shoulders and the Wolverines don’t need him to play hero. More simply, they need him to take what comes to him.

Fifth-year senior midfielder Esther De Leijer gave her team the lead in their 3-2 win over then-No. 22 Iowa.
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With a weekend sweep, the Wolverines clinched at least a share of the regular season Big Ten championship, their first title since 2011.

Fifth-year senior quarterback John O’Korn and Michigan’s offense couldn’t keep pace with Penn State.
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Matching the offensive firepower of quarterback Trace McSorley and running back Saquon Barkley is a tall task. Saturday night, in a 42-13 loss, it proved to be too much to ask.

Penn State receiver DaeSean Hamilton exploited Michigan's secondary, racking up 115 yards on six catches.
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Every passing offense that has faced Michigan since Don Brown’s arrival in 2016 has known man coverage was coming. The difference, though, is that McSorley — along with wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton — were the ones to beat it. And they beat it badly.

Sophomore forward Jake Slaker provided the heroics in Michigan’s comeback 3-2 win over Vermont.
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The Wolverines were seemingly outplayed in all three periods, but still came away with a 3-2 victory against Vermont (2-4) to sweep their first home series of the season.

Sophomore forward Will Lockwood scored the crucial opening goal for Michigan on Friday night.
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The Wolverines outshot Vermont, 17-5, in the first period, eventually breaking through in the second to secure a victory.

Michigan coach Mel Pearson has proven he can revive a program, but his plan will undoubtedly take time.
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Mel Pearson's arrival has injected energy into Michigan hockey, but the transformation of this program won’t happen overnight.

The Michigan hockey team is surrounded by talent in the Big Ten, as four teams in the conference are ranked in the Top 20.
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The Daily breaks down the 2017 rendition of the Big Ten conference.

Red Berenson was honored Thursday, as the University’s Board of Regents unanimously approved the proposal to name the rink after the legendary coach.
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The rink inside the arena is now “Red Berenson Rink,” honoring the legendary Michigan hockey coach of 33 years who retired at the end of last season.

Junior running back Karan Higdon is looking to replicate his 200-yard, three-touchdown performance against the Nittany Lions.
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The No. 19 Michigan football team (2-1 Big Ten, 5-1 overall) has a chance to repeat the feat Saturday in State College against No. 2 Penn State (3-0, 6-0). The Wolverines will try to play the spoiler, but whether or not they can pull it off is an entirely different question.

Junior outside hitter Carly Skojdt delivered an all-around performance with a season-high 24 kills.
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The Spartans ripped off a huge 10-3 run toward the end of the fourth set to remove Michigan’s final glimmers of hope and win the match, 25-19, 25-27, 25-21, 25-16.

Senior left tackle Mason Cole was quick to acknowledge that the Wolverines can't afford to swallow a loss against Penn State this weekend.
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A loss to No. 2 Penn State removes the Wolverines from the College Football Playoff discussion, but a win keeps those hopes alive.