Penn State heads to Ann Arbor this week for a very tough conference matchup with the Michigan Wolverines.
The Penn State Nittany Lions were able to right the ship last week with a 34-27 home victory over the Temple Owls. The offense once again looked good, but there were still some issues with penalties and turnovers. Up next is a very difficult Big Ten Conference game at the Big House.
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Penn State (2-1) at Michigan (3-0)
Venue – Michigan Stadium
Coaches – James Franklin vs. Jim Harbaugh
Conferences- Big Ten vs. Big Ten
With new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead in town, the Nittany Lions are showing more on offense than they have the past two seasons. Through three games Penn State has averaged 35 points and 270 yards of total offense.
The main issue with the offense so far has been turnovers and untimely penalties.
Defense has been a big issue so far for the Nittany Lions. Already thin at some positions, injuries have made things even worse. Linebackers Brandon Bell and Jason Cabinda were already in street clothes for the Temple Games. Starting middle linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White left the game against the Owls and never returned. He was spotted after the game on crutches.
Michigan, on the other hand, survived an early scare against Colorado last Saturday and is now 3-0 on the season. The Wolverines haven’t scored below 45 points in their three games and are clearly one of the top teams in the nation.
Be sure to check this preview all week, as it will be updated below with links to all of VBR’s coverage of Penn State’s game against Michigan.