Johnny Dixon has been at Penn State since 2021. In that time he has had to cover the best of what Ohio State’s receiving core has to offer.

Dixon faced the likes of Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Chris Olave, and Garrett Wilson when Penn State played Ohio State last season. He was asked if this year’s group is the best that the Nittany Lions’ secondary has had to face.

Dixon stated that the 2022 version is just as good as last season’s.

“Last year’s group was just as good,” Dixon said.

Dixon has played in 19 games since transferring to Penn State from South Carolina. He has 13 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 1 interception, and 3 tackles for loss as a Nittany Lion.

The Penn State secondary allowed 305 yards passing from C.J. Stroud in last season’s meeting. If the Nittany Lions are going to pull off the upset, they will need to find a way to effect Stroud like Iowa did early in the game.