IRVINE, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker paid tribute to former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler by wearing the jersey number of the four-time Academic All-American who was killed in a car accident in Wisconsin on July 23.Hekker wore Sadlers No. 3 on Monday and will continue to do so during training camp to honor his friend and Nebraska punter Sam Foltz, who died in a single-vehicle crash after attending a kicking camp.Mike was a really, really special person, Hekker said. Think about all the lives he touched and Sam touched, they squeezed a lot of life into the years that they were here. They were a blessing to be around. Their legacy is going to live on through a lot of people.Hekker, who first met Sadler before his freshman season with the Spartans when they both worked out at a camp in Alabama, remembered a young man with a silly personality that belied his profound intellect and diligent work ethic.Just could light up a room, Hekker said of Sadler, who was planning to attend law school at Stanford this fall. Had more wit than an entire SNL cast. Was so smart, but didnt really flex his brain too much unless he had to.Michigan State recognized Sadler during an event at Spartan Stadium on Sunday and has established a scholarship fund in his name.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/AP-NFLCheap Jerseys From China . PETERSBURG, Fla. Clearance Jerseys . 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Youve got to play defense, got to rebound and youve got to do it with toughness.Shep Garner had 20 points to lead Penn State (2-3), after scoring 15 in the teams 10-point loss Saturday to top-ranked Duke.This one wasnt nearly as competitive.The Bearcats put the game away early, using an 18-1 run to build a 32-10 advantage.Washington, a North Carolina State transfer, had 10 of his points and seven rebounds in the first half when the Bearcats shot 59 percent from the field, getting inside almost at will. They went into halftime leading 34-19.We have to be focused on playing as a unit, Washington said. Im not saying it because it sounds good, but we have to keep on working.Cincinnati outrebounded Penn State 40-26, including 10-3 on the offensive boards.We just decided if we really wanted to win and be a great team, we were going to have to buy in and do what Coach has been telling us, Evans said. Weve got to play defense, rebound and play with toughness. We finally bought into that and it showed today.BIG PICTURECincinnati: The Bearcats were defeated at their own ggame of aggressiveness and hustle in the loss to Rhode Island .dddddddddddd. The Rams won the rebounding battle by nine and had 16 offensive boards. We got away from our identity in the second half yesterday, Cronin said. I know theyd rather have played today than dealt with me in practice. Lets just be honest.... Senior guard Troy Caupain, the American Athletic Conferences preseason player of the year, averaged 10 points, five rebounds and 5.3 assists in his first three games. He had 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists on Sunday.Penn State: Coach Patrick Chambers came to Mohegan Sun looking for progress. He felt the 78-68 loss to No. 1 Duke on Saturday qualified as a step forward . And Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski gave the Nittany Lions high praise. That was a good win for us against a program thats emerging, he said.Sundays effort was a step back, but coach Patrick Chambers said that will happen with a young team that starts three freshmen.I was wary going into this game after playing and competing so hard yesterday and having such a quick team and playing an older team, we really didnt respond in that first four to eight minutes, he said.POLL IMPLICATIONSCincinnati likely will fall from the Top 25 after Saturdays loss to No. 21 Rhode Island, despite the strong bounce-back effort against the Nittany Lions.UP NEXTCincinnati: After the weekend trip to Connecticut, the Bearcats return home to play Samford Wednesday night. Cincinnatis next big test comes Dec. 1 at Iowa State.Penn State: Colgate visits Happy Valley on Wednesday. After Thanksgiving, Penn State travels to George Washington on Saturday. ' ' '