Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: Temple Edition

If Bill Belton and Derek Day are again unavailable, Curtis Dukes will be handling the load at running back. (Mike Pettigano/BSD)

Compared to the chaos of the last of these updates, this edition is pretty tame. No position changes or new injuries to speak of, though there's still uncertainty swirling around a number of key contributors, especially at the running back position.

Last week this time, both Bill Belton and Derek Day were listed as "Possible"--but neither, of course, saw any action in the win over Navy. Well, there hasn't been any movement on either of their statuses for Saturday. At his weekly presser, Bill O'Brien said they were both still day-to-day (no pun intended), though Day's closer to returning to the playing field--he even practiced with the running backs earlier in the week.

A little weirdness from last week's other conspicuous absence: Donovan Smith isn't listed on the official injury report, but after missing the Navy game with a leg injury, and not practicing too much during the week, it wouldn't seem to be much of a shock if he's not able to go Saturday.

Lastly, Pete Massaro and Nyeem Wartman--neither of whom played against Navy--are both listed as out for this week. Massaro's shoulder injury sucks on a personal level, especially for someone who's battled through so many ailments in his time at Penn State, but the rise of Deion Barnes helps ease the pain for the Penn State defense. But Wartman, who looked great as a backup and special teamer in the first couple games, might not be back for a while with a badly sprained knee, and that could lead to a medical redshirt for the true freshman.

Last note: after making his first career catch, Paul Jones slides up the depth chart as the #2 F-tight end, behind Kyle Carter. Expect to see plenty of Jones on Saturday. And starting opposite Allen Robinson at wide receiver will be Brandon Moseby-Felder, but expect to see a deep rotation opposite Penn State's emerging star wideout.

* denotes player listed on injury report.

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

QB #11 Matt McGloin
#12 Steven Bench #13 Paul Jones
RB #24 Day*/#5 Belton* #26 Curtis Dukes #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 #13 Paul Jones #82 Brian Irvin
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 #66 Angelo Mangiro #56 Anthony Alosi
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 --
DT #47 Jordan Hill #84 Kyle Baublitz --
DT #91 DaQuan Jones #93 James Terry #99 Austin Johnson
DE #18 Deion Barnes #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 #4 Adrian Amos #15 Alex Kenney #21 Trevor Williams
PR #37 Evan Lewis #39 Jesse Della Valle --
LS #57 Emery Etter #44 Michael Furman --
H #23 Ryan Keiser #37 Evan Lewis --

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