Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: Northwestern Edition

Bradley Leeb-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Penn State takes on Northwestern tomorrow, and they'll do so with as close to a full complement of players as they've had in a long time. It's your weekly look at how the roster shapes up.

Penn State heads into Saturday's game not only on a three-game winning streak, but also a very healthy team. Remember last week when half the starters were probable? Well, now they're all off the injury report.

Aside from the out-indefinitely Mark Arcidiacono and Nyeem Wartman, who's either done for the year or for a large part of it with a bad knee injury, the lone Nittany Lion who's listed on this week's report is Pete Massaro, who's missed the past couple games with a shoulder injury. He's listed as possible, but was a full participant in practice and the expectation is that he'll play.

Not listed, but under some potential scrutiny, is Donovan Smith. He practiced during the week, but apparently hurt his hand, and it was heavily bandaged during open practice. But there's no indication that Penn State's starting left tackle won't be able to play tomorrow.

And as far as the depth chart goes, Penn State's settling in nicely with the pieces it's got--three straight dominant wins don't precipitate too much fluctuation. As always, though, the official depth chart sometimes varies greatly compared to the actual playing time these players will receive--Zach Zwinak might be #3 on your depth chart, (and he's #1 in your hearts) but he's likely to be splitting carries evenly with Bill Belton. And Matt Lehman is the last tight end on the list, but he'll almost certainly get more burn than at least a handful of the guys ahead of him.

* denotes player listed on injury report.

Off. First Team Second Team Reserves
HC Bill O'Brien

QB #11 Matt McGloin
#12 Steven Bench #2 Shane McGregor
RB #5 Bill Belton #24 Derek Day #28 Zach Zwinak
FB #9 Michael Zordich #35 Pat Zerbe #45 P.J. Byers
TE-Y #89 Garry Gilliam #18 Jesse James # 42 Matt Lehman
TE-F #87 Kyle Carter #82 Brian Irvin #83 Brent Wilkerson
WR #8 Allen Robinson #15 Alex Kenney #37 Evan Lewis
WR #85 Brandon Moseby-Felder #21 Trevor Williams #80 Matt Zanellato
OT #76 Donovan Smith #70 Nate Cadogan --
OG #65 Miles Dieffenbach #60 Ty Howle #66 Angelo Mangiro
OC #54 Matt Stankiewitch #62 Frank Figueroa #55 Wendy Laurent
OG #64 John Urschel #75 Eric Shrive
OT #78 Mike Farrell #58 Adam Gress
#75 Eric Shrive
Def. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE #90 Sean Stanley #86 C.J. Olaniyan #31 Brad Bars
DT #47 Jordan Hill #84 Kyle Baublitz --
DT #91 DaQuan Jones #93 James Terry #99 Austin Johnson
DE #18 Deion Barnes #59 Pete Massaro #98 Anthony Zettel
OLB #6 Gerald Hodges #43 Mike Hull --
MLB #40 Glenn Carson #33 Michael Yancich --
OLB #42 Michael Mauti #38 Ben Kline --
CB #12 Stephon Morris
#3 DaQuan Davis --
SS #10 Malcolm Willis #23 Ryan Keiser --
FS #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong #27 Jake Fagnano
CB #4 Adrian Amos #39 Jesse Della Valle #1 Jordan Lucas
Sp. First Team Second Team Reserves
K #97 Sam Ficken -- --
P #45 Alex Butterworth -- --
KR #15 Alex Kenney #39 Jesse Della Valle #4 Adrian Amos
PR #37 Evan Lewis #39 Jesse Della Valle --
LS #60 Ty Howle #57 Emery Etter #44 Michael Furman
H #23 Ryan Keiser #37 Evan Lewis --

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