Penn State has had a deluge of injuries on the defensive side of the ball, but no key losses on the offensive side. That may have changed during the second quarter Saturday.
Starting right tackle Andrew Nelson was carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury. He right leg got rolled up under a pile of bodies as quarterback Trace McSorley was sacked late in the second quarter.
He was on the field for several minutes, and coach James Franklin came over to console him. Paris Palmer came into the game at left tackle, and Brendan Mahon moved to right tackle to replace Nelson on Penn State’s next offensive series.