Penn State Depth Chart & Injury Report: Virginia Edition

Derek Day will get his first career start this Saturday at Virginia. (Photo by Mike Pettigano)

Last week might have been a perfect illustration of the phrase "adding insult to injury." Not only did Penn State limp out of its season opener 0-1, but it also saw a key players miss significant playing time. On a hot, humid day, the culprit that kept Gerald Hodges and Donovan Smith off the field was cramps; and Derek Day lost his helmet and ended up with a bloody gash on his head. But all three made their way back onto the field after a series or two, and their statuses for Saturday's game isn't in jeopardy.

Bill Belton and Stephon Morris aren't quite so lucky. Morris had to be carted off the field after injuring his left ankle, while Belton hobbled off with a right ankle sprain. Morris, though, has been back at practice this week, and his status for Virginia seems to be probable. It's a little more doubtful for Belton, who didn't make it on to the field at Lasch, and even if he can go, it'll be in a reserve role--Bill O'Brien announced Thursday that Day would get the start at running back.

Here's what the depth chart looks like, assuming Belton won't go:

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

QB #11 Matt McGloin
#7 Paul Jones #12 Steven Bench
RB #24 Derek Day #28 Zack Zwinak #26 Curtis Dukes
FB #9 Michael Zordich #35 Pat Zerbe #45 P.J. Byers
TE-Y #89 Garry Gilliam #18 Jesse James --
TE-F #87 Kyle Carter #84 Matt Lehman #82 Brian Irvin
WR #8 Allen Robinson #37 Evan Lewis #85 Brandon Moseby-Felder
WR #81 Shawney Kersey
#15 Alex Kenney #10 Trevor Williams
OT #76 Donovan Smith #70 Nate Cadogan --
OG #65 Miles Dieffenbach #66 Angelo Mangiro #75 Eric Shrive
OC #54 Matt Stankiewitch #66 Angelo Mangiro #55 Wendy Laurent
OG #64 John Urschel #75 Eric Shrive #62 Frank Figueroa
OT #78 Mike Farrell #58 Adam Gress
#79 Kevin Blanchard
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 #59 Pete Massaro #98 Anthony Zettel
OLB #6 Gerald Hodges #43 Mike Hull --
MLB #40 Glenn Carson #5 Nyeem Wartman #33 Michael Yancich
OLB #42 Michael Mauti #38 Ben Kline --
CB #12 Stephon Morris
#3 DaQuan Davis --
SS #28 Malcolm Willis #23 Ryan Keiser --
FS #27 Jake Fagnano #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong
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 ??? -- --
PR Not Gerald Hodges -- --
LS #57 Emery Etter -- --
H #37 Evan Lewis -- --

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