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Penn State Wiped Out By Injuries, Absences

Black Shoe Diaries comments on the performance of a shorthanded Penn State team in their loss against Illinois:

To recap just how bad the injuries are, the Penn State defense had to play the entire game without Jack Crawford, Mike Mauti, Gerald Hodges, and Bani Gbadyu due to injury. Sean Stanley and Derrick Thomas sat our their second straight game with suspensions. Additionally, Penn State lost Nick Sukay, Eric Latimore, Pete Massaro, and Andrew Dailey during the course of the game, with Sukay and Latimore going down in the first quarter and not returning. That, is a lot to overcome. By the end of the game I was scrambling to find a roster to figure out who these numbers were I hadn’t seen all year.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.