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Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game Saturday. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt)

DUBLIN (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.

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UCF loses to Penn State 26-24 on last-second FG

Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game Saturday. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt)

DUBLIN (AP) — UCF might have found its replacement for Blake Bortles. Unfortunately, the Knights didn’t find him until the second half Saturday in a heartbreaking 26-24 loss to Penn State in Ireland.

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Penn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener

Penn State football coach James Franklin runs his team through practice at University College, in Dublin, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.  Jason Plotkin - Daily Record/Sunday News (AP Photo/York Daily Record,Jason Plootkin )  YORK DISPATCH OUT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The idea started with a phone call.

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Franklin using versatility to fix depth issues

Penn State team managers Nick Venturino, left, and Evan Tucker, right, load equipment to be shipped to Ireland, in University Park, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.  Penn State plays Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic, in Dublin, Ireland, this Saturday.     (AP Photo/Centre Daily Times,Nabil K. Mark    MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Training players to compete at multiple positions is how new Penn State coach James Franklin plans to combat a team depth chart that’s not all that deep.

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