You always think that offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead will find ways where Barkley wouldn’t be under such pressure from defenses, but with everyone going with the same scheme to smother him from week to week, Moorhead needs to find an antidote. The Nittany Lions entered the game leading the Big Ten in sacks with 24. That was especially telling in the decisive fourth quarter, when Barrett completed all 13 of his passes for 170 yards and three touchdowns.The Lions were hurt by an early injury to defensive end Ryan Buchholz, leading to more playing time for Shaka Toney, but Toney was unable to use his speed and quickness to beat his man.A graduate of Temple University, he also worked for 10 years with United Press International, the last seven as Philadelphia sports editor.
Some remain in the hunt for state championships or will spend this week preparing for traditional Thanksgiving Day games.
A three-month long chase for state title glory is nearly over in Pennsylvania, and we’ve witnessed several future Nittany Lions dominate during their final collegiate audition.
Joseph’s of Philadelphia; Virginia Tech commit), Blake Zubovic (Belle Vernon, Pitt commit), ATH David Martin-Robinson (Hempfield; Temple commit), LB Jordan Mosley (Haverford; Maryland commit) It seems in every recruiting cycle, I find myself admiring Michigan State’s ability to locate and land talent at receiver.
The Spartans struck again July 29 by securing a commitment from Julian Major, who also holds offers from Arkansas, Wisconsin and Virginia.
Barkley is a special, unique talent, but even he can’t make up for the slow development of rushing plays that finds the defense in his lap by the time he receives the handoff.
His 36-yard touchdown run came on his third attempt of the game.
Joe Juliano has been a member of our sports staff since 1985.
His current beats are Penn State football, college basketball, golf, and the Penn Relays.
He uses physicality to create space entering routes, displays strong hands and consistently powers through tackles for tough yards after the catch.
Major extends for the ball with confidence and, although his production was down while dealing with injuries in 2017, I could see him cracking the Spartans receiver rotation by 2019.
I’ve scouted 3-star players who became millionaires and Super Bowl champions.