Penn State’s trip to Ann Arbor was going to be tough at full strength.
But the Nittany Lions will be without starting linebackers Brandon Bell, Jason Cabinda and Nyeem Wartman-White against Michigan, making it even tougher. CB Grant Haley will also miss the game.
Penn State is a 15.5-point underdog with the over/under at 56.5.
To recap: No Bell, no Haley, no Blacknall. No Wartman-White. Bell and Wartman-White did not travel, per official travel roster.
— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) September 24, 2016
Wartman-White is out for the season, but Penn State hoped Cabinda and Bell would go this week. Manny Bowen, Jake Cooper and Brandon Smith will start at linebacker in place.
Penn State’s defense has struggled in the last two weeks, allowing 42 points to Pitt and 27 at home to Temple.