WHEN WIS­CON­SIN HAS THE BALL

The Republican Herald - - PENN STATE PREVIEW -

OF­FEN­SIVE LINE VS. DE­FEN­SIVE LINE Four mem­bers of the start­ing of­fen­sive line — LG

Michael Di­eter, C Tyler Bi­adasz, RG Beau Ben­zschawel and RT David Ed­wards — were named to at least one mid­sea­son All- Amer­ica team. Four starters are 6- foot- 6 or taller, and all are at least 310 pounds. Penn State’s de­fen­sive front will have to hold up bet­ter than it did against Michi­gan. The key is whether DTs Kevin Givens and Robert Wind­sor can oc­cupy a dou­ble team of­ten enough to al­low lineback­ers to get one- on- one matchups with the run­ning backs.

EDGE: Wis­con­sin

RUN­NING BACKS VS. LINEBACK­ERS

There’s no doubt what Wis­con­sin wants to do. Hand the ball off to Jonathan Tay­lor. Let him find a hole be­hind that big of­fen­sive line, pick up a few yards and then oc­ca­sion­ally break the big run. Penn State did a de­cent job from the linebacker po­si­tion keep­ing Michi­gan’s Karan Hig­don bot­tled up for the most part last week, but he did rip off two big car­ries that both boosted his num­bers and led to Wolver­ines scores. Big plays are go­ing to mat­ter in this game.

EDGE: Penn State

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