Sean Clifford, Tanner Morgan receive status updates ahead of Week 8 showdown, per report
Sean Clifford and Tanner Morgan could make an appearance in Penn State’s game against Minnesota on Saturday.
Clifford left last Saturday’s game after taking a big hit to his right shoulder while trying to run along the sideline for a first down. The play was unsuccessful, much like the Lion’s 41-17 loss to No. 4 Michigan.
Clifford has started 39 of 41 games since the start of 2019, and it appears his record might improve to 40 of 42 on Saturday.
Things might not be so positive for the QB on the other side of the ball, Tanner Morgan. Morgan exited Minnesota’s Week 7 game against Illinois in the 4th quarter on a stretcher after an apparent punched in the helmet. Now a graduate student, Morgan has made 45 straight starts since taking the job midway through 2018.
According to ESPN’s Pete Thamel during College GameDay, both QBs are game-time decisions for Saturday’s matchup. Morgan’s status is likely to be the worse of the two.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel says on GameDay that both Sean Clifford and Tanner Morgan are game time decisions.
He reported Morgan is “somewhere between questionable and doubtful,” and that Athan Kaliakmanis would be the likely starter if Morgan can’t go.
He expects Clifford to play.
— Joe Smeltzer (@joesmeltzer775) October 22, 2022
The Gophers and Nittany Lions kick off at 7:30 pm EST.