Will Brandon Beachum return this week? View more of BSD's own game photos here.
Just a minor change to our Friday schedules. Jeff's injury report post has merged with my depth chart post. It's not really a big deal, but in case you're wondering.
Official Penn State Injury Report
TB Brandon Beachum - foot - possible
TE Garry Gilliam - knee - out
CB D’Anton Lynn - head - possible
DE Pete Massaro - knee - out
LB Michael Mauti - knee - out
WR Derek Moye - foot - out
RB Pat Zerbe - knee - out
Notes: Moye fell down the stairs. Whether it was after a few drinkity-dranks is up to who you talk to. Now he's wearing a protective boot on his foot and will miss at least the next two weeks. Fortunately, Purdue and Northwestern aren't world-beaters on defense; but if Moye has to miss more than two weeks, it could spell trouble against the final four opponents, all of which have decent defenses. Beachum and Lynn are still technically listed as "possible," but we've been hearing/reading that at least Beachum will return this week. Morris was practicing all this week.
Penn State Depth Chart
I'm not sure if Beachum or Lynn will return this week. But I'm inclined to think this isn't an urgent game to push those guys back too soon from injury. Morris is back in the lineup opposite Powell. It's a shame Amos will likely get bumped back a spot, despite such a fantastic game last week against Iowa. I thought two weeks ago that Belton wasn't playing, but he did play the past two games. Not much else changed this week, except for Moye. And Smith is the likely replacement, since Smith has started in the past. But, well, ya know...