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Snap Counts: Penn State vs. Ohio State

39 Nittany Lions played against the Buckeyes

Syndication: The Columbus Dispatch Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK

39 Penn State players had at least one snap in Saturday’s 20-12 loss to Ohio State.

NOTE: All plays run are counted as snaps. Pre-snap penalties and timeouts called before a play are not included. Season totals are in parentheses.

Offense: 70 snaps (542)

Quarterback

Drew Allar: 70 (461)

Running Backs

Kaytron Allen: 37 (222)
Nick Singleton: 31 (273)
Trey Potts: 4 (81)

Wide Receivers

Harrison Wallace III: 69 (227)
KeAndre Lambert-Smith: 62 (387)
Liam Clifford: 23 (173)
Dante Cephas: 12 (146)
Kaden Saunders: 10 (70)

Tight Ends

Theo Johnson: 53 (359)
Tyler Warren: 48 (347)
Khalil Dinkins: 1 (74)

Offensive Line

Olu Fashanu: 70 (416)
Hunter Nourzad: 70 (430)
Sal Wormley: 70 (406)
Caedan Wallace: 70 (420)
Vega Iaone: 70 (378)

Defense: 79 snaps (428)

Defensive Ends

Adisa Isaac: 56 (201)
Dani Dennis-Sutton: 53 (211)
Chop Robinson: 24 (198)
Amin Vanover: 22 (92)
Zuriah Fisher: 6 (126)

Defensive Tackles

Hakeem Beamon: 49 (186)
Zane Durant: 37 (169)
D’Von Ellies: 36 (156)
Coziah Izzard: 27 (112)

Linebackers

Abdul Carter: 75 (300)
Curtis Jacobs: 60 (261)
Kobe King: 41 (165)
Dominic DeLuca: 6 (129)
Tyler Elsdon: 3 (83)

Cornerbacks

Kalen King: 77 (295)
Johnny Dixon: 76 (288)
DaeQuan Hardy: 55 (170)
Cam Miller: 8 (158)

Safeties

Jaylen Reed: 71 (238)
Kevin Winston Jr: 57 (215)
Zakee Wheatley: 16 (176)
Keaton Ellis: 14 (152)

Notes and Thoughts:

  • The offensive line rotation stayed the same throughout the entire game for the first time this season.
  • Nick Singleton had only 31 snaps but had only 9 carries. Did Matt Canada replace Mike Yurcich in the booth on Saturday?
  • I can’t say enough about the defense. They proved their salt with Chop Robinson only playing 24 of the 79 snaps. I hope Robinson makes a return soon.
  • The growth at defensive tackle has not been mentioned enough. Everyone said Penn State was undersized at DT and could not compete with Ohio State and Michigan. I thought the DTs played very well, helping hold the Buckeyes to under 2 yards per carry.
  • The season is not over. Assuming Penn State gets by Indiana and Maryland, the showdown with Michigan at Beaver Stadium still looms large. And with the cheating scandal at Michigan gaining steam every day, it could be a distraction for the Wolverines.