The Purdue defense has been one of the most rock-solid units in the nation in 2021, giving up 72 points or fewer in every game this calendar year. On Friday, the Boilermakers will visit a Penn State squad looking for revenge after an 80-72 defeat in West Lafayette, Ind. in January.
Three Penn State commits were among seven players with Pennsylvania ties to make it into 247Sports’ updated national rankings for the Class of 2022 that were released Thursday. The rankings come a day after Rivals.com released its updated rankings, and the two sites defer a bit on how they view the Keystone State’s top prospects. The in-state, Penn State commits on the list included CD East athlete Mehki Flowers and Manheim Township receiver Anthony Ivey.
Last season Penn State was solidly in the NCAA field for only the 10th time ever and first time in nine years. It was the most complete Penn State team in a very long time, and one that was poised to do some real damage. It didn’t happen, and Penn State is now back to being Penn State-y.