There are two things Penn State fans hope for each year at the Blue-White Game- an injury-free afternoon and some pleasant weather. Outside of those things though, what are you hoping to see specifically this year during Saturday’s Blue-White Game?
There is plenty of intrigue this season as Penn State looks to replace many notable players who had incredibly productive careers in Happy Valley. But as hard as it is to say goodbye to the likes of Saquon Barkley, Mike Gesicki and Marcus Allen, there are plenty of young up-and-comers in the pipeline to be excited about. Here’s just a few things that many fans will be focusing on:
-the new starting safeties. Nick Scott seems to have locked up Marcus Allen’s former spot, and is all set to be the captain of the defense. The other spot seems to be between Garrett Taylor and Lamont Wade, who switched from cornerback after seeing regular snaps as a true freshman. Redshirt freshman Johnathan Sutherland has also been receiving buzz.
-a new era of Linebackers. Koa Farmer is the only returning starter at linebacker, with the other spots likely to go to players with no prior experience. However, Ellis Brooks and five-start recruit and early enrollee Micah Parsons could show plenty of promise and may turn heads, even if they have to learn on the fly. A healthy Jake Cooper is also challenging for time.
-wide receiver KJ Hamler. Last season, receiver Juwan Johnson was the big story of spring camp, which led to his breakout season. Now, Hamler has been the one making plays throughout the spring session. The redshirt freshman will finally get the opportunity to display his skills to Nittany Lions fans on Saturday.
So what say you, BSD reader? What will you be looking for when the Blue-White Game
kicks off begins on Saturday afternoon?