Clifford or Levis? Penn State's QB situation a mystery entering Michigan game
The lone winless team in the Big Ten, the Penn State Nittany Lions are 0-5 for the first time in the 134-year history of their program.
Most recently, head coach James Franklin’s team fell, 41-21, to the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium on November 21.
Redshirt junior Will Levis drew the start, completing 13-of-16 passes for 106 yards and adding 34 yards on the ground on 15 carries, but was replaced in the third quarter by fellow redshirt junior Sean Clifford, who started the team’s first four games.
Throwing two touchdown passes, the first to redshirt freshman tight end Brenton Strange and the other to junior wide receiver Jahan Dotson, Clifford was able to bring the Nittany Lions within 10 points after three quarters, but it was not quite enough.
Set to travel to Ann Arbor to battle the Michigan Wolverines (2-3) on Saturday at 12 p.m. ET on ABC, Penn State is remaining mum about their starting signal-caller, saying “Levis OR Clifford” on their Monday depth chart.
Penn State released its depth chart ahead of Saturday's game at Michigan. Starting QB listed as "OR" between Will Levis and Sean Clifford. pic.twitter.com/WeewLm8uxx
— Mark Wogenrich (@MarkWogenrich) November 23, 2020
First meeting in 1993, when the Nittany Lions joined the Big Ten Conference, Michigan owns a 14-9 edge in the series, but Penn State did win the 2019 edition, 28-21, in State College.