Penn State looks to bounce back this week after taking its first loss of the season. And what better setting for a possible rebound win that the comforts of home in Beaver Stadium with a whiteout crowd bringing the noise. Penn State hosts Minnesota for this year’s edition of the whiteout under the primetime lights on national television. There is no doubt the views will look amazing on television, but concerns about Penn State have grown since last week’s loss at Michigan.
Minnesota is also looking for a rebound. The Gophers took their second loss of the season last week in a road loss against Illinois in a key Big Ten West Division battle. A win this week is important for both schools if they hope to keep their division goals alive heading into the final weekend of October.
Here’s what you need to know to watch the game outside of Beaver Stadium.
Date: Saturday, October 22
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch here)
Penn State vs. Minnesota injury report
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Minnesota’s offense could be in some serious trouble on Saturday. Already without star wide receiver Chris Autman-Bell due to a season-ending injury, the big question for the Gophers will be what the availability of quarterback Tanner Morgan is looking like. Morgan was knocked out of Minnesota’s last game at Illinois with a head injury. Morgan is did travel with the team to State College, but it is unconfirmed what his status will be for the game.
Context: Morgan left the loss to Illinois last Saturday with an upper-body injury, per PJ Fleck. It’s unclear how much Morgan has/hasn’t practiced this week.
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Running back Trey Potts is expected to be available for Minnesota this week after missing last week’s game due to an undisclosed injury.
Penn State doesn’t have any new notable injuries coming out of the Michigan game that they haven’t been dealing with essentially all season.
Players to Watch
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Running backs should be on full display in this game. Penn State’s freshman duo of [autotag]Nick Singleton[/autotag] and [autotag]Kaytron Allen[/autotag] will be looking to get going again after a couple of rough outings. Minnesota has one of the Big Ten’s top running backs in Mohamed Ibrahim, and his role could be especially important for the Gophers if there is any question with the quarterback situation. Expect Penn State to sell out to stop Ibrahim from racking up any significant yardage.
[autotag]Joey Porter Jr.[/autotag] and [autotag]Ji’Ayir Brown[/autotag] will hope to lead a Penn State defense looking for a big response after getting shredded by Michigan a week ago.
Penn State wide receiver [autotag]Parker Washington[/autotag] is still searching for his first touchdown of the season, a statistical feat nobody could have predicted going into this season this late in the year.