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Michigan’s Taylor Lewan probable for second half return vs Penn State

Taylor Lewan, Cameron Meredith, Ciante Evens AP

Michigan’s top player, offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, is probable for a return in the second half. Lewan had to be helped off the field in the second quarter and was taken back to the team’s locker room for further attention to what is still an undisclosed injury because it was too loud at Beaver Stadium to communicate back and forth. The reason it is so loud is because Penn State is playing host to one of their largest crowds in a while and they are enjoying a 21-10 lead at halftime against the ranked Wolverines.

Penn State’s defense has come up with three Michigan turnovers and held the Wolverines to 144 yards of offense at the half. Devin Gardner has had a rough going with just six out of 12 pass attempts completed for 88 yards. Gardner has been picked off twice and he has had trouble controlling a couple of low snaps in short-down situations. Gardner also leads the Wolverines with 47 rushing yards, while Fitzgerald Toussaint and Derrick Green have combined for just nine rushing yards.

On the other side of the field, freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg has shown some freshman mistakes, but has come through for 111 passing yards and three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns came in the hands of Brandon Moseby-Felder, who leads Penn State with 46 receiving yards as well.

Both teams have made some mistakes, but the difference has been that Penn State has not allowed the mistakes to hurt them too much. The same could not have been said about last week’s game at Indiana. This Penn State team may be feeding off of the energy in front of a sellout crowd in Beaver Stadium, the largest crowd in a while for the Nittany Lions. Can they keep it going in the second half, or will Michigan’s depth advantage come in to play after the break?

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3 Responses to “Michigan’s Taylor Lewan probable for second half return vs Penn State”
  1. giahead33 says: Oct 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    WE ARE…………….PENN STATE!!!!!!

  2. polegojim says: Oct 12, 2013 9:33 PM

    Penn State EARNED the win.
    Hackenberg is a heady kid that knows how to manage the game… and throw the ball.
    Great job by Lions D too.

    Michigan found every way possible to lose it.
    They’ve been TRYING to lose the last 3 games. Finally got their wish.
    1) Gardner turn overs AGAIN = 14 pts
    2) Gardner’s ridiculous game mismanagement on many occasions… and the final delay of game He’s a wide receiver who can run and throw the ball…. just doesn’t have the head-skills for the position.
    3) No running game
    4) TERRIBLE run blocking in general
    5) Almost ZERO D line pressure other than a couple times.
    6) Defense couldn’t hold… many times
    7) HORRIBLE offensive play calling…
    I have an idea… let’s just SKIP first down all together and start at 2 and 10… seems to be Borges game plan anyway. Next time, they should try running Fitz up the middle on first down… OH WAIT… DUH.
    8) Gibbons missed 52 yarder… hey that’s not on him
    Gibbons blocked attempt… not on him
    Gibbons THIRD attempt to WIN the game… Sheesh… shaking my head in disbelief.
    9) If Gardner hadn’t spotted the Lions 14 points, Gibbons would have never been in that spot

    Unbelievable… Brady deserves heat for the last three, but especially this one… Borges should be sent packing.

  3. barkleyblows says: Oct 12, 2013 10:56 PM

    This guy is sooooo overrated it’s not even funny.

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