Saturday, October 3, 2015
12:00pm (Eastern), ESPNU
Penn State: Jordan Lucas (DB)- Questionable (shoulder)
Marcus Allen (DB)-Questionable (arm)
Akeel Lynch (RB)-Questionable (knee)
Saquon Barkley (RB)-Questionable (ankle)
Army: Ahmad Bradshaw (QB)-Questionable (ankle)
Brett Toth (OL)-Questionable (ankle)
Jaryn Villegas (OL)-Questionable (ankle)
Josh Jenkins (DB)-Questionable (concussion)
Luke Prouix (DB)-Questionable (undisclosed)
Ryan Alexander (OT)-Questionable (undisclosed)
Shawn Lemoto (LB)-Questionable (undisclosed)
Hopefully Ahmad Bradshaw is able to suit up for this game, as he is Army's leading passer and rusher (535 yards, 7 TD combined). Remember, Army runs the "flex-bone" offense, so although Ahmad is not called on to beat teams with his arm, he is the gear that turns the machine.
Saeed Blacknall- With this being a fairly certain victory, I expect Hackenberg to spread the ball around. This goes double if Saquon Barkley is unavailable. Blacknall had a breakout game last week against SDSU, showing an ability to separate and good hands downfield.
Troy Reeder- Expect the linebackers to play close to the line of scrimmage to stop the Army running attack. Reeder has been excellent filling in for the injured Nyeem Wartman-White. I expect all the 'backers to have a good game, but Reeder's speed and nose for the ball should make him stand out.
Bob Shoop- Okay, he's a defensive coordinator, not a player. But it will be fun to see what looks he gives the army offense.