Penn State Depth Chart vs. Michigan

By RLR Staff on October 14, 2019 at 3:59 pm
Oct 12, 2019; Iowa City, IA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Noah Cain (21) runs with the ball against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the fourth quarter at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
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This week's depth chart, which as always mostly reflects the starters from the previous week's action, is largely unchanged heading into this weekend's White Out.

Offense

Pos. First Team Second Team Third Team
QB Sean Clifford Will Levis Ta'Quon Roberson OR Michael Johnson Jr.
RB Journey Brown OR Ricky Slade OR Noah Cain OR Devyn Ford - -
WR-X Justin Shorter OR Daniel George Cam Sullivan-Brown -
WR-H Jahan Dotson Dan Chisena Isaac Lutz
WR-Z KJ Hamler Mac Hippenhammer Weston Carr
TE/H Pat Freiermuth Nick Bowers Zack Kuntz, Brenton Strange
LT Rasheed Walker Des Holmes Bryce Effner
LG Steven Gonzalez  Mike Miranda Bryce Effner
C Michal Menet Mike Miranda Hunter Kelly
RG Mike Miranda OR CJ Thorpe - Anthony Whigan
RT Will Fries Des Holmes Caedan Wallace

Notes: 

  • Literally nothing has changed on the offensive side of the ball from what we saw heading into Iowa.
  • It should be mentioned, again, that the depth chart is more reflective than predictive. When it comes to the running back spot specifically, Noah Cain got 65% of the carries that went to running backs vs. Iowa. Whoever gets the first snap is largely irrelevant in the big picture of a four-quarter game.

defense

Pos. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE Shaka Toney   Jayson Oweh Adisa Isaac
1-DT Antonio Shelton PJ Mustipher Judge Culpepper
3-DT Robert Windsor Fred Hansard Damion Barber
DE Yetur Gross-Matos Shane Simmons Daniel Joseph
SLB Cam Brown Brandon Smith OR Charlie Katshir -
MLB Jan Johnson Ellis Brooks Jesse Luketa
WLB Micah Parsons Jesse Luketa Lance Dixon
CB John Reid Trent Gordon Marquis Wilson
S Lamont Wade Jaquan Brisker Drew Hartlaub
S Garrett Taylor Jonathan Sutherland CJ Holmes
CB Tariq Castro-Fields Keaton Ellis Joey Porter Jr.

Notes:

  • Only one change of note here, with Marquis Wilson appearing, and Donovan Johnson dropping off. Along with that move, Joey Porter Jr. slides to third string behind Tariq Castro-Fields. Johnson has not seen the field since suffering an apparent injury late in the Pitt victory. We'll have to see what James Franklin says on Tuesday regaring the redshirt sophomore's status for the remainder of the season.

special teams

Pos. First Team Second Team Reserves
K (FG) Jake Pinegar Jordan Stout Rafael Checa
KOS Jordan Stout Jake Pinegar Rafael Checa
P Blake Gillikin Jordan Stout Bradley King
H Blake Gillikin Michael Shuster Bradley King
LS Chris Stoll Joe Calcagno Austin Sullivan
KR KJ Hamler Journey Brown Ricky Slade
PR KJ Hamler Jahan Dotson John Reid

Notes:

  • Nothing to see here.
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