World News – US – Penn State’s Six for Saturday: Lions big advantage, Indiana motivation, more on season opener

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Penn State defensive end Shaka Toney catches Indiana quarterback Peyton Ramsey in the fourth quarter at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington in October 20, 2018
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Here we are, almost 10 months since Penn State won the Cotton Bowl over Memphis, and it’s time for the Nittany Lions to play soccer again. It’s PSU and Indiana in Bloomington this afternoon, and like openers go, this one is no walk for James Franklin’s team

Can the Indiana defense handle the vast Penn State corps? If the Lions win, expect their talented offensive line to have a ‘big’ say (do you understand?) In the matter. From tackle to tackle, Penn State is athletic and experienced, led by center. fifth-year Michal Menet and second-year left tackle in red shirt Rasheed Walker

“At the end of the day, (the Lions) have a very talented offensive line that’s pretty much rude, with the exception of one guy (Steven Gonzalez),  » Allen said earlier in the week.

« They had a lot of good number 2s last year so they are among the best in the whole country at this position We know that Our guys have to tackle this challenge head on »

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford celebrates his touchdown run that took the Nittany Lions to a 34-24 lead over Indiana with 1:44 left in the game Nov 16, 2019

Joe Hermitt | jhermitt @ pennlivecom

The drive that killed the Hoosiers last season didn’t go well with their defense Penn State won the game 34-27 at Beaver Stadium and IU had no answer for a PSU racing game that took racked up 192 yards in 45 carries

And as the Lions clung to a 27-24 lead early in the fourth quarter, PSU quarterback Sean Clifford led his team on an 18-game, 75-yard walk that ate 9:01 The Lions converted some third downs and two fourths and one, the latter in a go-to situation Clifford’s TD one-yard run finished the visitors

« It was a crazy time and all we needed was a coin to stop them We put this into practice every day and we just know we have to be locked into every game »

Kirk Ciarrocca’s plan for Pat Freiermuth What will Penn State’s new offensive coordinator do with his unusual tight side? Freiermuth, who turns 22 on Sunday, compiled 69 catches for 875 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first two seasons. He’s an elite weapon in the red zone as well as an impact blocker in the running game. p>

Ciarrocca, who in his 31st year as a coach, has never had a tight end like Freiermuth at his disposal.In Kirk’s last two seasons as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator, the tight end la most productive Golden Gophers in 2018 caught three passes for 75 yards And in 2019? Four catches for 51 yards

Shaka Toney’s return to veteran Lions defensive end Bloomington Toney just wrapped up a season in which he won second-team All-Big Ten honors But his finest hour at Penn State is possibly arriving at Memorial Stadium in 2018 Penn State held off the Hoosiers 33-28 and Toney had four sacks in the fourth quarter, all in the 6:18 final

Penn State Nittany Lions running back Noah Cain to wear in fourth quarter October12, 2019
Joe Hermitt | jhermitt @ pennlivecom

Noah’s New Role With the return of Penn State star Journey Brown, sidelined with an undisclosed medical condition, the day looks like a busy day for sophomore Noah Cain Lions, who set a first-year PSU record in 2019 with eight rushed touchdowns

Cain added about 20 pounds to his frame – he’s up to 226 – and Cain tends to get better with more work. It was Cain who was the star of the Lions in a win over road 17-12 in Iowa a year ago He carried 22 times for 102 yards and a score

Now or never? The Indiana-Penn State series couldn’t be more one-sided, even though the Hoosiers have played the Lions very hard in a number of recent competitions. UI is 1-22 vs PSU but this Hoosiers squad are deep and talented Quarterback Michael Penix has a chance to be special Hosts get a feed without his best player (Micah Parsons) and best running back (Journey Brown) If not this year, then when?

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