Originally posted on Nittany Lines  |  Last updated 10/20/11
7 p.m. Saturday, Ryan Field, Evanston, Ill.TV: Big Ten Network.Radio: Penn State Radio Network, including WAEB-AM 790. The skinny: Northwestern will play two quarterbacks but starter Dan Persa is not as mobile as last year. Backup Kain Colter is a run threat, however, and works out of the wildcat formation. Can't imagine Northwestern will be able to run on Penn State otherwise. ... Former Liberty High star Persa, though, is a surgeon and will have lots of success in short pass game if Lions do not pressure him (and could have lots of success even if Lions DO pressure him.) ... Wildcat defense is suspect across the board. ... Northwestern has a punt return threat in Venric Mark. ... Wildcats have edge with homecoming crowd/night game combination. Wish list: Penn State, behind Rob Bolden, to take an early lead -- which could be critical to keep the crowd at bay. ... Curtis Dukes to have 15 carries -- to go with 20 for Silas Redd -- as Lions dominate the game and clock with long dri...
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