2011-1012 Penn State Nittany Lions Penn State vs Eastern Michigan W52-13 Penn State looked impressive in their season opener outgaining EMU 625yds to 170yds. Offensively AA QB Kevion Newsome shook off 2 early INT's and finished with 333yds 2TD in the air and 37yds 2 TD on the ground. Penn States inexperiance at WR showed with 10 drops, but AJ Price stepped up with 6 rec 159yds 2 TD.Bryce Carter and Robert Beachum split carries and combined for 165yds with Carter adding a TD. Highly touted Freshmen sensation QB Jonathan Johnson led 2 4th quarter scoring drives throwing for 85yds 2 TD. Expect to see more of the Freshmen if Newsome can't fix the INT bug. Defensively the Nittany Lioins held EMU to 170yds limiting them to only 5 firstdowns, 18% 3rd down conversion, and forcing 9 punts. DT Jordan Hill led the defensive stand with 5 tkl 3 for a loss. DT Tom McEowen recording the lone sack and OLB Nathan Stupar had a INT. The Nittany Lions were able to get alot of snaps for their 2nd string on both sides of the ball, which will be needed as Penn State fields 18 seniors (14 start) this year. Next up for the Nittany Lions will be a tough Alabama team looking for revenge from last years blowout contest.