When Derek Moye, Penn State's leading wide receiver, broke his foot after slipping on the stairs of his apartment Tuesday evening, the Nittany Lions knew they'd need a reserve receiver to step up in his absence. On Saturday, Brandon Moseby-Felder answered the bell in Penn State's 23-18 win against Purdue at Beaver Stadium.
The sophomore hauled in two key receptions from quarterback Rob Bolden on Penn State's first touchdown drive of the day. The second set the Lions up on the Boilermakers' 1-yardline, and on the next play, running back Curtis Dukes finished off the drive with a 1-yard scoring run.
"He did a great job with Moye being out," Bolden said after the game. "This week in practice, he took pretty much all of Moye's reps, stepped up and was on the first team the whole time. He's a great player. He's going to continue to improve and help this offense out."
Back in April, Moseby-Felder was one of the few players to leave an impression in Penn State's Blue-White scrimmage, registering two catches for 31 yards and the game's only touchdown. He's been trapped on the depth chart behind fellow receivers Moye, Devon Smith, Justin Brown, and Shawney Kersey so far this season and hasn't seen much action.
He said after the game, however, that he was glad to step up with the two catches on a touchdown drive his teammates desperately needed.
Now, we'll see if he can build on the momentum of his two catch, 40 yard performance as the Lions travel to Evanston next weekend to take on Northwestern.