Not much to report on this week with all signs pointing to Saquon Barkley being ready to play this weekend against Wisconsin (although it’s doubtful we’d hear otherwise).
Some shuffling in the 2nd and 3rd string of the offensive line, as Menet and Fries are no longer listed. This time it’s good news, as it allows them to complete the season as redshirt freshmen. No changes to the starters on the offensive line however, nor anywhere else on the depth chart.
Take some time to appreciate the stability on the depth chart as Penn State heads into the Big Ten Championship Game on Saturday. This is a top 10 team that starts more freshmen (3) than seniors (1) on offense, and only 3 more senior starters on the defensive side of the ball. Not to be overlooked, the trio of Nittany Lion kickers will return next year (assuming Tyler Davis stays for his 5th year of eligibility), although we do lose long snapper Tyler Yazujian to graduation.
I will link to a Wisconsin depth chart for the Championship Game when one becomes available. Until then, here's a copy from the official release. Injured QB Alex Hornibrook is listed as the starter, but it's still not a certainty that he will play.