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New Day dawns at RB for Penn State

Penn State's Day loses his helmet after a hit by Ohio University's Ingol during first half NCAA football action in State College Reuters

Bad pun aside, and due to injury, Penn State will have a new starter in the backfield as the Nittany Lions attempt to bounce back this weekend from an embarrassing season-opening loss to Ohio.

First-year head coach Bill O’Brien announced on his radio show Thursday night that senior Derek Day will get the start at running back for the Nittany Lions against Virginia Saturday.    Starter Bill Belton was injured in the third quarter of the home loss to the Bobcats last Saturday, and O’Brien said the sophomore’s ankle issue is essentially a day-to-day situation.

“I’m not sure if Billy will be able to go Saturday,” O’ Brien said during the show.

With Belton sidelined for most of the second half, Day rushed for 36 yards on eight carries.

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9 Responses to “New Day dawns at RB for Penn State”
  1. tuckfexas says: Sep 7, 2012 6:53 AM

    Nobody cares. Just go away Pedo St.

  2. jh4prez says: Sep 7, 2012 7:45 AM

    Come on now lets bounce back fellas!

  3. dannythebisforbeast says: Sep 7, 2012 9:00 AM

    You cared enough to comment douche

  4. psunick says: Sep 7, 2012 9:33 AM

    @ amosalonzostagg

    You haven’t commented on this story yet, but since it’s a Penn State thread, you will.

    I want to update a response that I made to you last week.

    Not only do I think that the fans in Charlottesville will NOT boo the Nittany Lions tomorrow, I will go so far as to say this:

    When the players take the field, the Virginia fans will give the Penn State players a standing ovation.

    So, either I’ll be enjoying a delicious chicken dinner on Saturday night, or eating a huge bowl of crow.

  5. tuckfexas says: Sep 7, 2012 10:13 AM

    I’ll give credit to the players who stuck around, but that is most certainly NOT THE CASE for the crybaby Pedo St fans who incessantly whine about how it “isn’t fair”, that they are “being picked on”, or that the report was “total BS”.

    The amount of denial shown by a lot of Pedo St fans is absolutely disgusting. They deserve everything that the NCAA slams down on their heads.

  6. jaws278 says: Sep 7, 2012 12:02 PM

    @tuckfexas: I hear ya, the university deserves everything it got but true and loyal penn st fans (like myself) will always cheer and never abandon penn st. Every time there’s a penn st story, I bet myself there’s a “pedo st” or “pedophile university” within the first 2 comments. That’s fine…jus understand 99% of the penn st fans don’t argue it was a disgusting thing that happened there but, we still support our team and players

  7. amosalanzostagg says: Sep 7, 2012 1:47 PM

    PSUnick, you’re right about the PSU thread.

    What is the status of the offensive lineman and the cornerback for PSU that went out w injuries?

    Now with that being said, you are about a week late and several dollars short. I opined Saturday or Sunday about your post on the previous thread. Why not try to be current?

    What happens at U of V is of no importance to me.
    I already know that the Virginia Athletic Department has read the riot act to the Greeks and independent houses about “decorum” @ any Virginia athletic function, but emphasized this game in particular. Same with the B1G Presidents and Athletic Departments. Any school PSU faces
    has issued such warnings. Will the students listen?
    That is another question that will be answered over the course of the season.

    Point is, the innocent always get the short end of the stick when the feces hits the oscillator. They bear the undue criticisms and insults. Always have,
    Always will.

    As to the U of V alums and supporters giving a standing “O” to PSU players, na, they could care less. Booing is so 1950’s. Obscene language I could
    see emitting from the Virginia student body toward the PSU players (and PSU visiting fans) very easy. That is how far support for a team as denigrated.

    If one PSU player responds to the crowd behind their bench, all bets are off. Fans will be brutal

    Enjoy your meal. Will it be with fava beans and a nice chianti?

  8. psunick says: Sep 7, 2012 3:02 PM


  9. psunick says: Sep 7, 2012 3:10 PM

    Cornerback Morris should play. I haven’t heard anything about a lineman?

    We’ll get a sneak preview of the next few years this Saturday, when Derek Day, a walk-on, starts at running back.

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