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Could Austin Johnson leave Penn State early for the NFL?

Nov 15, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions defensive tackle Austin Johnson (99) during the fourth quarter against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 30-13. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports Matthew OHaren USA Today SportsPenn State knows it will lose at least two members of its outstanding defensive line when this...
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Penn State represents a different kind of challenge for Michigan

Austin Johnson and Penn State have been tough to move the ball against for a long time. Matthew OHaren USA Today SportsThe Michigan offense is riding high these days after posting 97 points and 1,068 total yards the last two weeks, but do those numbers tell the whole story? Maybe not. The Wolverines put up those big numbers against Rutgers and Indiana teams that have had a tendency...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State’s Fat Guy Touchdown Turns the Tide

Faced with a third and 11 on its own 25, Penn State’s defense — trying to prevent San Diego State from scoring — was hoping for a stop. However, the Nittany Lions got a lot more than that. The Penn State pass rush got after San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith, forcing a fumble. Defensive tackle Austin Johnson scooped up the loose pigskin and lumbered 71 yards into the...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Johnson dominating on Penn State's D-line

Austin Johnson has been far more than Penn State football's "other defensive tackle" so far this season.  The junior from Galloway, N.J., leads the Nittany Lions with 21 tackles, of which 5.5 have been for loss and 2.5 have been sacks.  He had six tackles, including two for loss and a sack, last week as PSU dominated Rutgers 28-3, and he admitted it was special performing well...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State hoping better depth benefits defensive line

Penn State defensive coordinator John Shoop knows what he has in starting defensive tackles Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson. It would stand to reason anyone who watched the Nittany Lions last season does, too.  But could seeing them a little less this season be a boon to the defense overall?  "I think there's going to be tremendous gains with Tarow Barney and Parker Cothren,...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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