Penn State is halfway through the 2021 football season, and the halves are neatly divided by Saturday’s open date on the schedule.
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Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford is not out for the season.
More fallout from a memorable - not memorable in a good way, if you’re in Nittany Nation - Saturday in Iowa City.
Value going up: 1. QB Sean Clifford. Looking pretty indispensable right now. 2. LB Ellis Brooks. Monster game including eight solo tackles, 14 overall. The linebackers as a unit were very good. 3. Safety Jaquan Brisker. With the arguable exception of Jahan Dotson, might be Penn State’s best …
OFFENSE: Ten penalties, almost all of them because the offense was disorganized. Four interceptions. Foolish shots down the field. Blitz pickup was a problem for the first time. A mess, even given the injuries. It’s a seemingly endless refrain, but have you ever seen a football team this goo…
A small-play Iowa offense made one big play, on which a heroic and savvy Penn State defense was badly fooled, and Penn State’s football season belly-flopped in Iowa City Saturday.
“He loves plays,’’ James Franklin said Wednesday of Mike Yurcich. “I know that sounds somewhat ridiculous as an offensive coordinator, but he loves plays.’’
When: 4 p.m. Saturday.
Five takeaways from James Franklin’s weekly press conference:
When Manheim Township graduate Evan Clark announced in January he was heading to Penn State as a preferred walk-on, he said, “I’ll do whatever it takes to get on the field.’’
Stock going up: 1. WR Jahan Dotson. The only remaining plateau is national recognition, and that’s coming. 2. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry. The “other,’’ Penn State coordinator is painting a masterpiece. 3. P/K Jordan Stout. The field-position edge he creates has become a constant. He thr…
Indiana at Penn State NCAA football game on October 2, 2021.