2011-1012 Penn State Nittany Lions

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  1. Hokie Effect

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    2011-1012 Penn State Nittany Lions

    Penn State vs Eastern Michigan
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    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.
     
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    Penn State vs Alabama
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    Penn State faced a very strong Alabama team looking for revenge from last years blow out win by the Nittany Lions. Alabama controlled the game for the most part. Penn State struggled running the ball. Bryce carter was held to 20yds on 10 carries. QB Kevion Newsome was able to pick up the slack on the ground game with 73yds on 14 carries, but forced to go to the air Newsome put up Heisman like numbers once again with 520yds 3TD(most of this in the second half), but his 3 INT almost got Penn State in trouble. With the offense struggling early and Newsome throwing 3 INT early Freshmen senation Jonathan Johnson came in to start the second half, but threw a pic 6 on his first pass attempt. Newsome came back in the next series and played with a sense of urgency, leading the Nittany Lions to a comeback victory in OT. WR Derek Smith had his break out game of the season with 11 rec 242yds 2 TD. But the drops continued as Newsome's receivers totaled 13 drops. Up next for Penn State are the Temple Owls. The Nittany Lions should use this game to fine tune the offense as they face 4 ranked teams within the next 6 weeks.
     
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    Penn State @ Alabama
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    An offenseive explosion....the Nittany Lions had 813yds of total offense and lit up the scoreboard with 69 points. Kevion Newsome strengthen his Heisman chance with 331yds 5 TD and 99yd 1 TD on the ground. Leading the recieving were AJ Price 7 rec 202yds 1 TD and Derek Smith 3 rec 162yds 2 TD. Jonathan Johnson led the 2nd team offense, which played the entire 2nd half with 257yds 2 TD. Brandon Beacham and Bryce Carter combined for 121 yds with Beacham scoring 2 TD. Defensively they were able to take away the Temple ground game holding them to -2yds, but they made way for a deadly air attack, giving up 395yds. If the Nittany Lions D can catch up with the O, Penn State fans are thinking BCS title this year.
     

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