Penn State defensive end Torrence Brown is out for the season with a right knee injury, ABC broadcaster Chris Fowler said during the Saturday night broadcast of the Nittany Lions’ tilt against Iowa. Penn State confirmed the news to multiple outlets afterward.
Penn State spokesperson confirms Chris Fowler's on-air report: defensive end Torrence Brown out for the season after hurting knee last week
— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) September 24, 2017
Penn State confirms Chris Fowler's broadcast note: Torrence Brown will be out for the year after injuring knee versus Georgia State.
— Greg Pickel (@GregPickel) September 24, 2017
Brown left Penn State’s Week 3 game against Georgia State after this play:
— The Daily Collegian (@DailyCollegian) September 17, 2017
Ryan Buchholz started at defensive end Saturday in Brown’s absence. The Daily Collegian reports Shareef Miller, another defensive end, is wearing Brown’s No. 19 against Iowa.
Brown had 8 tackles this season. The junior redshirted in 2014 before playing his first year with Penn State in 2015, when he appeared in 13 games. He played in all 14 of Penn State’s games last season, finishing with 17 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, 3 forced fumbles and 0.5 sack. Brown was a 3-star recruit from Tuscaloosa, Ala., and joined Penn State as a recruit in the Class of 2014.
Penn State is leading Iowa 5-0 in the second quarter Saturday.