Saturday, August 1, 2015

Penn State-Michigan second quarter update


Penn State-Michigan second quarter update



1. With Penn State's defense getting mauled and beat by Michigan's speed, defensive coordinator Tom Bradley replaced linebackers Josh Hull and Tyrell Sales with Bani Gbadyu and Michael Mauti. The Lions promptly stopped the Wolverines offense and finally forced a punt early in the second quarter.

2. Safety Anthony Scirrotto was missing during that Michigan possession. The senior was on the sidelines helmet-less and appears to have some sort of injury. Freshman Drew Astorino was in for Scirrotto.

3. Mike Lucian replaced right guard Stefen Wisniewski for one Penn State series. Wiz was back in on the next series.

4. Penn State has to be feeling pretty good about itself to be down only 17-14 at the break. The Lions engineered a nice nine-play, 74-yard drive in 1:38 just before the half. Daryll Clark hit Jordan Norwood for a three-yard touchdown on third and goal and Penn State made the margin very manageable. Running back Evan Royster, meanwhile, is already over 100 yards for the game. It's his fifth game of the season over the century mark this season.



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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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