James Franklin highlighted seven true freshmen that played for Penn State in Week 1 during his weekly press conference. Though he liked what he saw out of most of those freshmen, the task now turns to getting better and ready for another opportunity.

Running backs Kaytron Allen and Nick Singleton were a part of that youth movement. The two combined for 17 carries and 53 yards with the offense.

Drew Allar – a 5-star quarterback coming out of high school – also played on one drive in relief of Sean Clifford. He completed 2-of-4 passes for 26 yards.

Franklin called it a “positive” that the Nittany Lions were able to play such a high number of freshman on the road and win a B1G contest:

Included in the group of freshmen that played is linebacker Abdul Carter who was expected to see a decent amount of action. Unfortunately, Carter’s night ended on a targeting call during his first snap on the field.

He’ll return in Week 2, and Franklin wants Carter to get some solid playing time in multiple areas against Ohio: