WHEN IN­DI­ANA HAS THE BALL

The Republican Herald - - PENN STATE PREVIEW -

QUAR­TER­BACKS/RE­CEIVERS VS. SE­CONDARY

Nick

The Hoosiers lost maybe their best re­ceiver,

West­brook, to an ACL tear against Ohio State. But 6-foot-4 Sim­mie Cobbs Jr. has been more con­sis­tent in his ab­sence, and Luke Timian has emerged as a re­li­able chain mover for vet­eran QB Richard Lagow. The Nit­tany Lions did a nice job de­fend­ing a deep Iowa re­ceiv­ing crew last week, but the chal­lenge will be big­ger this week.

EDGE: Penn State

RUN­NING BACKS VS. LINEBACK­ERS

Penn State got eas­ily its best over­all per­for­mance of the sea­son from its lineback­ers last week, and Ja­son

Cabinda and Manny Bowen were dom­i­nant play­ers in the first half. But they lost con­trol of Akrum Wadley a bit as the game pro­gressed. They should have more suc­cess this week, although true fresh­man Mor­gan

El­li­son ran for 186 yards against Ge­or­gia State last week and could be a star mov­ing for­ward. The Hoosiers also think they’ll get vet­eran Mike Ma­jette back.

EDGE: Penn State

RE­TURN GAME

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see Penn State’s punt team try to cor­ral J-Shun Har­ris II, who has re­turned punts for scores in back-to-back games. Both teams can be bet­ter on kick­off re­turns, even with Penn State us­ing Barkley to re­turn. It has been a few weeks since DeAn­dre

Thomp­kins broke a re­turn for the Nit­tany Lions.

EDGE: Penn State

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